To Look A Nazi in the Eye

To Look A Nazi in the Eye

A Teen's Account of A War Criminal Trial

Book - 2017
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"The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz's experience attending the war criminal trial of Oskar Groening. Groening worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp and became known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz." In 2015 he stood trial in Germany for being complicit in the deaths of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana had travelled to Europe to visit Auschwitz. But she was not prepared for what she would see and hear at Oscar Groening's trial, including how such an ordinary seeming man--who at first glance reminded her of her grandfather--could be part of such despicable cruelty. Listening to Groening's testimony and to the Holocaust survivors who came to testify against him, Jordana came to understand that by bearing witness she gained the knowledge and legitimacy to stand in the footsteps of the survivors and to pass their history on to the next generation."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781772600407
Branch Call Number: 345.435930238 KAC
Characteristics: 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lebowitz, Jordana


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May 15, 2018

The horrors of the Holocaust are worse than anything most of us can imagine today. And yes, truth to be told, it appears that with the media/ events today, we have become desensitized to horrors such as violence, warfare, and etc. This is why it is so important for books (like this one), to be written to show the next generations what is one of the most devastating acts in ages. Jordana (our protagonist) is one of the strongest persons I have ever read about. I hope that more people read this and understand it through her eyes - of what it means to be a testament to history.
@Siri of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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