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Torn Thread

Age Level:
Middle Grade
After hiding for weeks from the Nazis in Poland, the father of 12-year-old Eva sends her to a labor camp in Czechoslovakia to join her sister Rachel and avoid deportation to Auschwitz where she would face certain death. Suffering from starvation and disease, they are forced to make clothing for the German soldiers as they struggle to survive from one hour to the next. The girls rely on each another and their friendships with other prisoners as they wait for the camp to be liberated in this tension-filled story of human triumph based on the real-life experiences of the author’s mother-in-law.

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The Concentration Camps

Memoir, biography, historical fiction, photo essays, as well as poems and art work, tell the stories of concentration camp victims and survivors. These books make an excellent complement to history units on World War II. 

WWII: Europe