Books: Non-Fiction

Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust

Book — Non-fiction. By Milton Meltzer. 1991. 240 pages.
A document-based historical account of Jewish experiences in Nazi Germany during World War II, for ages 12 and up.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1920

nevertoforgetSix million — a number impossible to visualize. Six million Jews were killed in Europe between the years 1933 and 1945. What can that number mean to us today? We are told never to forget the Holocaust, but how can we remember something so incomprehensible?

We can think, not of the numbers, the statistics, but of the people. For the families torn apart, watching mothers, fathers, children disappear or be slaughtered, the numbers were agonizingly comprehensible. One. Two. Three. Often more. Here are the stories of those people, recorded in letters and diaries, and in the memories of those who survived. [Publisher’s description.]

Based on diaries, letters, songs, and history books, a moving account of Jewish suffering in Nazi Germany before and during World War II. — Best Books for Young Adults Committee (ALA)

ISBN: 9780064461184 | HarperCollins