The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Survivors of the Holocaust
Publisher: Franklin Watts
In this graphic novel-style book six people recount their experiences of the Holocaust during World War II. As Jews, they were each persecuted by the Nazi regime, even though they were only children at the time. They retell their stories here: of what it was like to be in Nazi-occupied countries, of being in hiding, of escape or internment, and of what happened next.
Simple text is complemented by compelling imagery to create a very powerful set of stories – the graphic novel approach is extremely effective at conveying the storytellers' feelings and the strange new world springing up around them.
It is a deeply thought-provoking, impactful book that will provoke much discussion among readers, serving as both an introduction and an extension to this important period of our collective history.