Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel - a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
The Book Thief is a 2013 film directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The film features a musical score by Oscar-winning composer John Williams. The Book Thief received an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for its score. For her performance in the film, young Sophie Nélisse won a plethora of newcomer and youth awards for her role as Liesel.
These suggestions are fiction and "based on" accounts of brave Jewish teens during the horrific years of the Holocaust in Europe.
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Follows the true story of Dita Kraus, a fourteen-year-old girl from Prague who after being sent to Auschwitz is chosen to protect the eight volumes prisoners have smuggled past the guards.
In Poland in the 1940s, the lives of twins Chaim and Gittel feel like a fairy tale torn apart as they must rely on each other to endure life in a ghetto and the horrors of a concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.
Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.
Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.