must keep this and remember.
If you lived in the little town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in 1939, you would have known that you lived in a dangerous world. You would have known that Nazi Germany had taken over your country, and you have would missed rationed items like sugar.
would have seen the Nazi soldiers in the streets.
What you would not know...until it was too late...was that the Nazi soldiers were about to come into your house in the middle of the night and arrest your whole family. From that moment on, your life would never be the same again. You would learn the pain of separation from everyone you loved and everything you held dear.
If you were a little girl named Milada, unlike most others taken prisoner by the Nazis, you would be whisked into a nightmare unlike any you had ever imagined. You would be taken to a place where your language, your customs, your clothes, and your religion would be ripped from you. Why? How could this be? Would your family ever find you?
Someone Named Eva was inspired by actual events that occurred during World War II. Though the characters are fictional, the events are not. It is a introduction to the Holocaust through the eyes of a young girl whose Ayran appearance destined her for a different fate than most others. It is a story that must be told over and over, one we must not ever forget lest it be repeated. We do not provide links to the Holocaust because of their graphic and violent content, but we recommend that parents and teachers use Wikipedia's Nazi Germany article for their own information and for students emotionally strong enough to handle it.
Joan M. Wolf
World War II
World War II TAG: Each student gets a card with an answer and a question. The student with question Card #1 asks the question. The student with the answer to that question stands, reads the answer, and asks his question. The answer to the last question is on Card #1.
Literary Connections/World War II
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyle--A closely linked story of the family of a Nazi SS Officer who was in charge of a death camp and his 8-year-old son who befriends a "boy in the striped pajamas," with devastating consequences.
The Greatest Skating Race, A World War II Story from the Netherlands by Louise Borden -- Picture Book--A young boy in the Netherlands becomes a hero by skating two Jewish children to freedom.
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata--Full Length Novel--Japanese interment camps in the United States during World War II
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot--by Margo Theis Raven--picture book-- The Berlin Airlift of 1948 provides excitement in the life of a little girl who lives in a bombed-out apartment.
Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Day America Entered World War II by Shelley Tanaka --Picture Book--Primary Source photographs, maps, and drawings bring Pearl Harbor to life
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki --Picture Book--A Japanese diplomat saves hundreds of lives in Nazi Germany during WWII
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy--Picture Book--Legend of how the King of Denmark used his cleverness to outwit the Nazis
Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf
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