A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event - the Holocaust. It was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps - six million of them Jews. Author Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible times in history. Contains 80 carefully chosen illustrations and 16 pages of black and white photographs suitable for young readers. Paperback, 112 pages. For ages 8-12.