Terezin - A Story of The Holocaust
SLA Information Book Award
Terezin - A Story of The Holocaust is an award-winning book that tells the Holocaust story of the Terezin/Theresienstadt fortified ghetto - where the Nazis imprisoned thousands of Jews during the Second World War - and from where many were sent to their deaths.
This unique book features first-hand accounts of life in the town as well as moving works of art from some of the artists who were incarcerated there.
A detailed introduction sets the scene for the creation of Terezin and the Final Solution.
Created by award-winning children's author Ruth Thomson using material from Yad Vashem and other key Jewish sources.
Multi-award-winning - The School Library Association Information Book Award 2012 and 2012 ALCS Education Writers' Award.
Critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the media
A quietly impressive and unforgettable book which shows exactly what good non-fiction writing should be about. Striking images from Terezín are powerfully combined with first-hand accounts from those who lived there, to tell a remarkable and harrowing story few us knew much about before. By investigating life inside one camp, the author lays bare the horrors faced by everyone caught up in the Holocaust. This is an exemplary winner, which packs a massive emotional punch. We'd go as far as to call this one of the finest children's non-fiction books for many years.
2012 ALCS Education Writers' Award judges: writer/publisher, Simon Adams; languages teacher, Louise Trevelyan; school librarian, Jenny Berggren
Shocking, inspirational and forthright without ever becoming sentimental or over-emotional; a striking delivery that will stay with the reader for a long time.
School Library Association
Thomson's work is an informative and beautifully illustrated reference guide to Terezin... an invaluable educational tool for young people wanting to know more about the Holocaust.
Striking, inspirational and forthright, without ever becoming sentimental or over-emotional; a striking delivery that will stay with the reader for a long time... astonishing.