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By Meg Wiviott

An area cat observes the alterations in German and Jewish households in its city in the course of the interval major as much as Kristallnacht, the evening of damaged Glass that turns into the real starting of the Holocaust. This cats-eye view introduces the Holocaust to young ones in a steady manner which could open dialogue of this era.

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About 30,000 arrests were made. People such as Professor Goldfarb, who in this story had tried to save Jewish books from the Nazi book burnings, were taken away to concentration camps. Some, like Sophie’s family and Moshe the butcher, simply disappeared. Only a few nations spoke out against the events of Kristallnacht, showing the Nazis that the world would tolerate the persecution of Jews on a mass scale. The Holocaust had begun. Bibliography Sources Read, Anthony and David Fisher. Kristallnacht: The Nazi Night of Terror, Random House, New York, 1989.

New York: Creative Paperbacks Inc, 2005. Hesse, Karen. The Cats in Krasinski Square. New York: Scholastic, 2004. I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings And Poems From Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944. New York: Schocken Books, 1993. Lehman-Wilzig, Tami. Keeping The Promise: A Torah’s Journey. Minneapolis, Minn: Kar-Ben Publishing, 2004. Littlesugar, Amy. Willy and Max: A Holocaust Story. Y: Philomel Books, 2005. Polacco, Patricia. The Butterfly. New York: Philomel Books, 2000. Print.

Some, like Sophie’s family and Moshe the butcher, simply disappeared. Only a few nations spoke out against the events of Kristallnacht, showing the Nazis that the world would tolerate the persecution of Jews on a mass scale. The Holocaust had begun. Bibliography Sources Read, Anthony and David Fisher. Kristallnacht: The Nazi Night of Terror, Random House, New York, 1989. Schwab, Gerald. The Day the Holocaust Began: The Odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan, Praeger, New York, 1990. Thalmann, Rita and Emmanuel Feinermann.

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