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The Holocaust

Young Reading Series 3 The Second World War
The Holocaust

  • A sensitive and moving account of the Holocaust, based on survivors' stories and historical fact.
  • Illustrated with archive photographs, maps and documents.
  • Internet links to carefully researched and informative websites.


Key Stage: KS2 E/H; Age 9+

Lexile Measure: 1040L

Book Band: 15 - Magenta

BIC: C3N79

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746088739
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.

Zanna Davidson

Press Reviews

It’s simple to understand, crams a mass of information into short digestible chunks, and does its very best to explain a seemingly inexplicable event.
Minerva Reads
The Holocaust by Susanna Davidson is a sensitively written account... The book contains powerful photographic images and archive documents to help highlight the horrors of the Holocaust. It provides an excellent introduction to the subject whilst handling the topic delicately enough as to not upset children.
Adventures in Homeschooling
Written sensitively and movingly.
Coventry Telegraph
Sensitively handled to be age-appropriate... A vivid and compelling account which will raise many questions in children's minds.
Parents in Touch
An excellent book ... It tackles a very difficult subject very well and is aimed at children aged 9 and over, but I also think it's good for parents to read to explain to their (older) children.
Annalisa Barbieri - The Guardian

Reader Reviews

Very Sad Book
This was a very sad book. But it was still a good one. The saddest part was when Chaim Hirszman had to shave his own wife's hair. I would rate this book at a 9/10.

Person, 20th June 2009