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Nome padrão
Boas, Jacob
Outros nomes
BOAS, Jacob
Data de nascimento
1943
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Netherlands (birth)
Canada
Local de nascimento
Westerbork, Netherlands
Locais de residência
Westerbork Concentration Camp, Netherlands
Portland, Oregon, USA
Educação
McGill University
University of California, Riverside
Ocupação
historian
writer
translator
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Jacob Boas was born to a Jewish family in the Westerbork transit camp in The Netherlands, the same Nazi camp to which Anne Frank was sent before she was deported to Bergen-Belsen. He survived World War II to emigrate with his family to Canada in 1957. He received his B.A. from McGill University in 1965, and his M.A. in modern European history from the University of California, Riverside in 1969, followed by his Ph.D. in 1977. Dr. Boas has spent many years studying and writing about the Holocaust. He has served as the director of education and research at the Holocaust Center of Northern California in San Francisco.

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This book consists of five diaries of teenagers who were killed in the Holocaust: David Rubinowicz, Yitzhak Rudashevski, Moshe Flinker, Eva Heyman and Anne Frank. It is so very interesting to read how each of the teens viewed what was happening around them and to them. The five diaries are compared in the final chapter and that is really quite compelling. These children all started keeping diaries in the early or mid-teens until they were brought to an extermination camp and killed. It is also very intriguing to know what these teens were thinking about, what kept them going, how their thought process worked during this difficult time. I have read Anne Frank's diary, but this book compares her situation and her entries to the other teens and that sheds some different perspectives on it. These teens seem much older than their years and of course their final entries are very sad indeed as we know what those final entries mean.… (mais)
 
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bnbookgirl | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 13, 2014 |
An examination of the Holocaust through the eys of 5 teenagers who kept diaries before their deaths at the hands of the Nazis. Anne Frank is, of course, one of these, but her experiences are compared and contrasted with the other 4 teens who saw different sides of the Death Machine that was Hitler's Germany. This is the first time I have seen Anne put into context with others of her generation. I found the whole book to be riveting.
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MerryMary | outras 2 resenhas | Sep 23, 2008 |
Decent book, im reading it in school for information on the Holocaust and its perdy good. By the way Go to youtube and look up RayWilliamJohnsen HE IS BEAST!! =3 you will love him.
When i first saw him i was sitting in class pertending to be working... it was so funny that i was crying, my tummy hurt and i was on the floor... I got in so much troble ;) have fun!!!
 
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Gabrielisbeast | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 1, 2011 |

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