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In a book that is the very model of excellence in nonfiction, Rappaport dispels the old canard that the Jews entered the houses of death as lambs led to the slaughter… Thorough, deeply researched and stylistically clear, this is a necessary, exemplary book.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
With all the shelves of Holocaust books about the millions lost in the genocide, this is one of the few histories to focus in detail on Jewish resistance across Europe—those who fought back and saved others. The intricate deceptions are as compelling as the confrontations, and the underground escape stories make for thrilling adventure. . . An important addition to the Holocaust curriculum.
—Booklist (starred review)
This well-written and affecting volume is an excellent example of a history title with wide appeal. It belongs in every middle and high school library.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
These true stories . . . honor the incredible human spirit in the face of unimaginable suffering and torment.
—Publishers Weekly (starred reiew)
Rappaport’s engrossing storytelling will entice many teens to read cover-to-cover, while the organization and rich supporting features will guide teen researchers to specific topics, and the brevity and substance of individual entries will be valued by history teachers for classroom oral readings.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)