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We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust (1995)

by Jacob BOAS

Other authors: Moshe Flinker, Anne Frank, Eva Heyman, Patricia C. McKissak (Foreword), David Rubinowicz1 more, Yitzhak Rudashevski

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Diary entries written by five Holocaust victims document the ordeals suffered in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, and Holland.

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This book consists of five diaries of teenagers who were killed in the Holocaust: David Rubinowicz, Yitzhak Rudashevski, Moshe Flinker, Eva Heyman and Anne Frank. It is so very interesting to read how each of the teens viewed what was happening around them and to them. The five diaries are compared in the final chapter and that is really quite compelling. These children all started keeping diaries in the early or mid-teens until they were brought to an extermination camp and killed. It is also very intriguing to know what these teens were thinking about, what kept them going, how their thought process worked during this difficult time. I have read Anne Frank's diary, but this book compares her situation and her entries to the other teens and that sheds some different perspectives on it. These teens seem much older than their years and of course their final entries are very sad indeed as we know what those final entries mean. ( )
  bnbookgirl | Jan 13, 2014 |
An examination of the Holocaust through the eys of 5 teenagers who kept diaries before their deaths at the hands of the Nazis. Anne Frank is, of course, one of these, but her experiences are compared and contrasted with the other 4 teens who saw different sides of the Death Machine that was Hitler's Germany. This is the first time I have seen Anne put into context with others of her generation. I found the whole book to be riveting. ( )
3 vote MerryMary | Sep 23, 2008 |
Decent book, im reading it in school for information on the Holocaust and its perdy good. By the way Go to youtube and look up RayWilliamJohnsen HE IS BEAST!! =3 you will love him.
When i first saw him i was sitting in class pertending to be working... it was so funny that i was crying, my tummy hurt and i was on the floor... I got in so much troble ;) have fun!!! ( )
  Gabrielisbeast | Mar 1, 2011 |
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BOAS, Jacobprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flinker, Moshesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frank, Annesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyman, Evasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKissak, Patricia C.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rubinowicz, Davidsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rudashevski, Yitzhaksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Foreword: I remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank one cold winter day when school had been cancelled because of snow.
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