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The Shawl

The Shawl

by Cynthia Ozick

Just as you can’t grasp anything without an opposable thumb, you can’t write anything without the aid of metaphor. Metaphor is the mind’s opposable thumb.


Websites

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offers educational material, photo archives, interviews with survivors, and more.

PBS.org: America and the Holocaust
This is a companion website to the PBS documentary on America's response to the Holocaust. It includes a timeline of events, transcripts from the broadcast, eyewitness interviews, scanned images of original documents, maps, photographs, and a teacher's guide.

Books

Bachrach, Susan D. Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.
The Holocaust as presented in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and illustrated with historical photographs. Sidebars tell the personal stories of more than 20 young people who suffered or died during the Holocaust.

Landau, Elaine. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
After briefly describing the creation of the Warsaw ghetto, the author concentrates on the 28 days of the uprising.

Meltzer, Milton. Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1977.
One of the first books on the Holocaust written for young people.

Weisel, Elie. Night. 1972. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.
Elie Weisel’s haunting account of surviving the Holocaust as a young man.

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