Teaching about the Holocaust with Picture Books

“In order to understand who we are, our children need an authentic exploration of our past, including the Holocaust.” Emuna Braverman  bit.ly/1PQtBpw  Our library has a very good collection of Holocaust picture books as well as novels. One of our favorite books is The Butterfly written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco, an outstanding children’s author. This beautifully illustrated book relates an actual Polacco family Holocaust story.


Some other outstanding books in our collection are:




One More Border: The True Story of One Family’s Escape from War-Torn Europe is another true family story complete with photos of passports, family members , newspaper items and maps. The Kaplan family successfully escaped Europe and lives in Canada.

Review this excellent list of children’s Holocaust book by the United states Holocaust Memorial Museum for more selections.  bit.ly/1FN5zU5