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The following is a list of some of the books and videos parents may use to teach children about the Holocaust.

Grades 1-3

* "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," by David A. Adler (UAHC Press, 1987). $7.95.

* "Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust," by Eve Bunting (Jewish Publication Society, 1989). $11.95.


Grades 4-6

* "The Devil's Arithmetic," by Jane Yolen. (Puffin Books, 1989). $3.99.

* "Memories of My Life in a Polish Village 1930-1949," by Toby Knobel Fluek. (Random House, 1990). $19.95.

* "I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944," (Schocken, 1993). $14.

* "Number the Stars," by Lois Lowry. (Dell, 1989). $4.50.


Middle School / Young Adult

* "Daniel's Story," by Carol Matas. (Scholastic, 1993). $3.95.

* "Daniel's Story," a 14-minute video produced in conjunction with an exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

* "The Diary of a Young Girl," by Anne Frank. Available in numerous hardcover and paperback editions.

* "The Last Seven Days of Anne Frank," a 75-minute video.

* "Genocide," a graphic 90-minute video produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Recommended for mature high school students.

If not available at your local library, bookstore or video store or for additional suggestions contact the Jewish Community Library at (213) 852-3272 or the Simon Wiesenthal Center Library and Museum of Tolerance bookstore at (310) 553-9036. For information regarding Holocaust educational resources contact the Martyrs Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles at (213) 852-3242.

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