Liz Kazandzhy


Outstanding, Young Adult, Doreen Rappaport, Holocaust, Europe, Biography, History, Judaism

Document Type

Book Review


If someone thought that Jews went to their deaths “like lambs to the slaughter” during the Holocaust, this book will certainly prove them wrong. From the very beginning when Hitler first introduced anti-Semitic legislature, to the very end when WWII came to a close, Jews throughout Europe resisted physically, mentally, and even spiritually in order to stay alive and put an end to the evil that was being perpetrated around them. This book presents story after story of courage and resistance of Jewish men, women, and even children throughout Europe during the Holocaust. It includes accounts about hiding and fleeing from Nazi-controlled lands, revolts in the ghettos, uprisings in concentration camps, and partisan warfare.