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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By John Boyne
  • ISBN Code: : 0307494233
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Two young boys encounter the best and worst of humanity during the Holocaust in this powerful read that USA Today called "as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

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  • Pdf File: black-boy-seventy-fifth-anniversary-edition.pdf

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A special 75th anniversary edition of Richard Wright's powerful and unforgettable memoir, with a new foreword by John Edgar Wideman and an afterword by Malcolm Wright, the author’s grandson. When it exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, Black Boy was both praised and condemned. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read them maybe, someday, in the fullness of time, there will be a greater understanding and a more true democracy.” Yet from 1975 to 1978, Black Boy was banned in schools throughout the United States for “obscenity” and “instigating hatred between the races.” Wright’s once controversial, now celebrated autobiography measures the raw brutality of the Jim Crow South against the sheer desperate will it took to survive as a Black boy. Enduring poverty, hunger, fear, abuse, and hatred while growing up in the woods of Mississippi, Wright lied, stole, and raged at those around him—whites indifferent, pitying, or cruel and Blacks resentful of anyone trying to rise above their circumstances. Desperate for a different way of life, he headed north, eventually arriving in Chicago, where he forged a new path and began his career as a writer. At the end of Black Boy, Wright sits poised with pencil in hand, determined to “hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo.” Seventy-five years later, his words continue to reverberate. “To read Black Boy is to stare into the heart of darkness,” John Edgar Wideman writes in his foreword. “Not the dark heart Conrad searched for in Congo jungles but the beating heart I bear.” One of the great American memoirs, Wright’s account is a poignant record of struggle and endurance—a seminal literary work that illuminates our own time.

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

By John Boyne
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Book Code : 0385681402
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: stay-where-you-are-and-then-leave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes an unforgettable story of a boy's life changed by war, published to coincide with World War One's centenary. The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight -- but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name -- on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by -- a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place...

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010

By Roger Ebert
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 0740792180
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: roger-ebert-s-movie-yearbook-2010.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 is the ultimate source for movies, movie reviews, and much more. For nearly 25 years, Roger Ebert's annual collection has been recognized as the preeminent source for full-length critical movie reviews, and his 2010 yearbook does not disappoint. The yearbook includes every review Ebert has written from January 2007 to July 2009. It also includes interviews, essays, tributes, and all-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. Fans get a bonus feature, too, with new entries to Ebert's Little Movie Glossary. This is the must-have go-to guide for movie fanatics.

Maven in Blue Jeans

By Steven L. Jacobs
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  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Book Code : 1557535213
  • Total of Pages : 513
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: maven-in-blue-jeans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of academic essays have been written in tribute to Professor Zev Garber, and are divided to reflect the areas in which Professor Garber has devoted his teaching and writing energies: the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, philosophy and theology, history and biblical interpretation.

Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema

By Robert C. Reimer,Carol J. Reimer
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810879867
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 653
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-holocaust-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of Holocaust Cinema examines the history of how the Holocaust is presented in film, including documentaries, feature films, and television productions. It contains a chronology of events needed to give the films and their reception a historical context, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography of more than 600 titles, and over 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, and historical figures. Foreign language films and experimental films are included, as well as canonical films. This book is a must for anyone interested in the scope of films on the Holocaust and also for scholars interested in investigating ideas for future research.

Holocaust Memories

By Claudia Moscovici
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0761870938
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : History
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: holocaust-memories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written for students, specialists, and a general audience, Claudia Moscovici’s Holocaust Memories offers a series of more than sixty brief and informative reviews of Holocaust memoirs, fiction, histories and films.

Never Again: Echoes of the Holocaust As Understood Through Film

By Sylvia Levine Ginsparg, PhD
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781456809645
  • Total of Pages : 133
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: never-again.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Much has been written and structures have been erected to commemorate the lives lost in the Holocaust. This book will focus upon what “living” has meant for those who survived. Through a series of case studies based upon carefully selected films, the ongoing impact of the traumas suffered by first- and second-generation survivors are carefully examined. Almost without exception, these films were either written, directed, or starred in a lead role a first- or second-generation survivor and, therefore, present an informed representation of what these people continue to experience. Film has come to be the most successful means of delivering the message of the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel said that the worst of alternatives would be that the message of the Holocaust would be delivered with “nothing changed.” Hopefully, the message delivered by this book and its case studies will make some small contribution toward a realization of its title, Never Again!

Teaching Difficult History through Film

By Jeremy Stoddard,Alan S. Marcus,David Hicks
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317278321
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: teaching-difficult-history-through-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Teaching Difficult History through Film explores the potential of film to engage young people in controversial or contested histories and how they are represented, ranging from gender and sexuality, to colonialism and slavery. Adding to the education literature of how to teach and learn difficult histories, contributors apply their theoretical and pedagogical expertise and experiences to a variety of historical topics to show the ways that film can create opportunities for challenging conversations in the classroom and attempts to recognize the perspectives of historically marginalized groups. Chapters focus on translating research into practice by applying theoretical frameworks such as critical race theory, auto-ethnography or cultural studies, as well as more practical pedagogical models with film. Each chapter also includes applicable pedagogical considerations, such as how to help students approach difficult topics, model questions or strategies for engaging students, and examples from the authors’ own experiences in teaching with film or in leading students to develop counter-narratives through filmmaking. These discussions of the real considerations facing classroom teachers and professors are sure to appeal to experienced secondary teachers, pre-service teacher education programs, graduate students, and academic audiences within education, history, and film studies. Part and chapter discussion guides, full references of the films included in the book, and resources for teachers are available on the book’s companion website www.teachingdifficulthistory.com.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

By Jenni Adams
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441118098
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: the-bloomsbury-companion-to-holocaust-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature is a comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing. At its centre is a series of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars within the field: these address genre-specific issues such as the question of biographical and historical truth in Holocaust testimony, as well as broader topics including the politics of Holocaust representation and the validity of comparative approaches to the Holocaust in literature and criticism. The volume includes a substantial section detailing new and emergent trends within the literary study of the Holocaust, a concise glossary of major critical terminology, and an annotated bibliography of relevant research material. Featuring original essays by: Victoria Aarons, Jenni Adams, Michael Bernard-Donals, Matthew Boswell, Stef Craps, Richard Crownshaw, Brett Ashley Kaplan and Fernando Herrero-Matoses, Adrienne Kertzer, Erin McGlothlin, David Miller, and Sue Vice.

The Boy on the Wooden Box

By Leon Leyson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442497831
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 260
  • Pdf File: the-boy-on-the-wooden-box.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (VOYA). This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list. Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.

Yin and Yang in the English Classroom

By Sandra Eckard
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1475806906
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: yin-and-yang-in-the-english-classroom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Yin and Yang in the English Classroom: Teaching With Popular Culture Texts is designed to provide college professors and high school teachers with both halves they need to tackle the job of teaching students literature and writing skills: theoretical foundations of, and practical applications for, the modern classroom.

Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Era

By Tanja Schult,Diana I. Popescu
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137530421
  • Total of Pages : 309
  • Category : History
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: revisiting-holocaust-representation-in-the-post-witness-era.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume explores post-2000s artistic engagements with Holocaust memory arguing that imagination plays an increasingly important role in keeping the memory of the Holocaust vivid for contemporary and future audiences.

The History of Genocide in Cinema

By Jonathan Friedman,William Hewitt
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786730472
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: the-history-of-genocide-in-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The organization 'Genocide Watch' estimates that 100 million civilians around the globe have lost their lives as a result of genocide in only the past sixty years. Over the same period, the visual arts in the form of documentary footage has aided international efforts to document genocide and prosecute those responsible, but this book argues that fictional representation occupies an equally important and problematic place in the process of shaping minds on the subject. Edited by two of the leading experts in the field, The History of Genocide in Cinema analyzes fictional and semi-fictional portrayals of genocide, focusing on, amongst others, the repression of indigenous populations in Australia, the genocide of Native Americans in the 19th century, the Herero genocide, Armenia, the Holodomor (Stalin's policy of starvation in Ukraine), the Nazi Holocaust, Nanking and Darfur. Comprehensive and unique in its focus on fiction films, as opposed to documentaries, The History of Genocide in Cinema is an essential resource for students and researchers in the fields of cultural history, holocaust studies and the history of film.