Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust
By Alexandra Zapruder
A stirring collection of diaries written by young people, aged twelve to twenty-two years, during the Holocaust. Some of the writers were refugees, others were in hiding or passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos, and nearly all perished before liberation. This seminal National Jewish Book Award winner preserves the impressions, emotions, and eyewitness reportage of young people whose accounts of daily events and often unexpected thoughts, ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust.
An in-depth, interdisciplinary curriculum in history, literature, and writing developed by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, is now available to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms. (See link below.)
- Ghettos & Camps: Overview
- Ghettos (Article from the USHMM)
- The Jewish Ghettos: Separated from the World (Facing History and Ourselves)
Other recommended texts for 9th-12th grade: