Determined to find definitive proof that Anne Frank's diary was authentic, Simon Wiesenthal began a five-year-long search for the Gestapo officer who arrested the Frank family. This inspiring and suspenseful account testifies to the difference that one person's dedication can make.
About the Author
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than fifty-five books for children. She has written extensively on human rights in books such as Fireflies in the Dark: the Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin, which was a Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book and a SCBWI Golden Kite Honor Book, and Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, which was an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice and A Golden Kite Honor Book. Many of her books focus on the arts, with an emphasis on the visual arts. She lives in Malibu, California.
Bill Farnsworth’s illustrations for The Flag with Fifty-six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen by Susan Goldman Rubin were called "nothing short of extraordinary" by PW in a starred review. He lives in Florida.
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The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal's Search for the Truth based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An incredible tale in thirty-four pages, The Anne Frank Case sent chills down my spine as I read of Simon Wiesenthal¿s journey in seeking out the gestapo officer who had arrested Anne Frank and her family. Faced with teenagers who did not believe in the Holocaust occurring, Simon does what he can to explain such had occurred and this story chronicles that discussion he had with the petulant youth. As I read the story, the ending gave me chills, though you'll have to read it to find out why!
This is an incredible biography of Simon Wiesenthal, going both backward and forwards in time. It begins with an Austrian production of The Diary of a Young Girl, where the play is interrupted by neo-Nazis claiming that Anne Frank never existed. Wiesenthal is called to help prove that she existed by producing the Gestapo who arrested her family. The book then goes into Wiesenthal¿s history in the concentration camps, as well as what he continued to do throughout his life. This book is well researched, with tons of glossary words, references, a strong bibliography and photos from Wiesenthal¿s life. However, it is created in more of a picture book format, which is a little confusing, since children who would be attracted to the picture book format should not be reading about the Nazi death camps. And the information is dense and factual ¿ not appealing to young kids. So I think this will be a hard sell to the right audience, but it has so much back matter that it might help kids doing a biography report find additional materials.