Hilde and Eli - Children of the Holocaust Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book tells the stories of Hilde Rosenzweig and Eli Lax, two children growing up in Germany and Czechoslovakia respectively, and follows their early childhood while placing it in the historical context of the Nazi's rise to power. Both children are killed by the Nazis. Adler's text focuses on the children's history, and the history of the world surrounding them, and uses simple sentences. Karen Ritz's illustrations are in color, and graphic at times (both children's deaths).
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Plot & Themes

War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   holocaust War/Spying    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Ethnicity    -   Jew


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Eastern Europe Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 8-10 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot in color 11-15

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