“Fantastic Way to Expose Young People to the Holocaust”
The author does a great job of telling this incredible story of the horrors of the holocaust and a family’s story of survival. The method of using this comic book type illustration is both interesting and an innovative way to acquaint not only adults but young people to this story of survival. My hope is that this book will be a tool to send the important message of “never again” to many young people throughout this country as we read and see the rise of anti-semitism in the dangerous times in which we live. Do not start reading it if you need to be somewhere because you will not be able to put it down. Thanks to the author for a job well done.
“We Survived the Holocaust would be a powerful and impactful teaching tool for high school students and does have triggering imagery. The book meets the Sydney Taylor Book Award criteria, especially because it stresses that the Holocaust is part of the Jewish story, not the entire story.”
“The general message is survival and heroism. Bluma and Felix Goldberg’s story is totally amazing, and it’s true, which makes it even better… We Survived the Holocaust is an excellent tool for teaching children about Nazis and the Holocaust.”
Drawing Conclusions from ‘We Survived the Holocaust’
“the graphic novel is the ideal means for carrying forward ‘voices’ beyond the life-range of the testimony-holders, they are the perfect format for time-capsules” – Rabbi Emeritus Rodney J. Mariner