German Literature Sources:
Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen Stahl by Judith Kerr
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Als-Hitler-Rosa-Kaninchen-Stahl/dp/3473580031
Summary credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Hitler_Stole_Pink_Rabbit
Damals War es Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Damals-Friedrich-Hans-Peter-Richter/dp/3423078006
Summary credit: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damals_war_es_Friedrich
Ein Haus fur alle by Ursula Wolfel
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Ein-Haus-f%C3%BCr-alle/dp/3423780770/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460312433&sr=1-1&keywords=Ein+Haus+fur+alle
Summary credit: http://www.buxtehuder-bulle.de/de/preistraeger/ein-haus-fuer-alle.html
Mit dem Rücken Zur Wand by Klaus Kordon
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Mit-dem-R%C3%BCcken-zur-Wand/dp/340778922X
Summary credit: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit_dem_R%C3%BCcken_zur_Wand
Wir Sehen uns Bestimmt Wieder by Sigrid Schuster-Schumah
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Wir-sehen-bestimmt-wieder-Kinderschicksal-ebook/dp/B01A08WY9Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460294942&sr=1-1&keywords=Wir+Sehen+uns+Bestimmt+Wieder
Summary credit: http://www.friedenspaedagogik.de/datenbank/kjkf/detail.php?id=29602
American Literature Sources:
Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. United Kingdom: David Fickling Books, 2006. Print.
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Striped-Pajamas-Young-Readers-Choice/dp/0385751532
Campbell Bartoletti, Susan. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow. New York City, NY: Scholastic Nonfiction, 2005, Print.
Photo credit: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/hitler-youth#cart/cleanup
Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989. Print
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Number-Stars-Lois-Lowry/dp/0547577095
Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1956. Print.
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010
Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. New York City: Knopf, 2005. Print.
Photo credit: http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Thief-Markus-Zusak/dp/0375842209
Personal Interview: Annette, Age: 57, born in the GDR during the separation of Germany
Personal Interview: Barbara, Age: 46, born in West Germany and continues to live in what was West Germany
Personal Interview: Sabine, Age: 26, born in the GDR just before the Berlin Wall came down
What Shaped the Research Study:
The following sources are not used for information presented on this site, but were used to help shape the research study and may be useful to those looking further into this topic:
Buckley, Jeanne. “The Second World War/Holocaust Literature For Children: A Selected Bibliography.” School Libraries In Canada 23.4 (2004): 32-36. Education Research Complete. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
The literature provided in this bibliography will be beneficial when seeking different sources to utilize. This information is also expected to be viewed by educators wanting to include literature within a World War II and/or Holocaust lesson. Consulting this information may also help to formulate questions for the professional educators we will be interviewing.
Conner, Caroline J., and Chara H. Bohan. “The Second World War’s Impact On The Progressive Educational Movement: Assessing Its Role.” Journal Of Social Studies Research 38.2 (2014): 91-102. Education Research Complete. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
World War II impacted education all over the world. The authors describe how the focus of education shifted during and after the Second World War. This point of view is from an American perspective, but may be beneficial to consider when learning about how education changed during this time in history.
Kabner, Rebecca. “How Do German Children Learn About the Holocaust?” Web.
The author discusses her guilt for the Holocaust and her grandfather’s involvement in the war. She recounts the first time she learned about Hitler’s reign and that she didn’t fully understand it until she visited Auschwitz when she was sixteen years old.
Rensmann, Lars. “Holocaust Education in Germany: An Interview.” PBS. PBS. Web.
Rensmann was interviewed about the education of the Holocaust in Germany. He states that German students only visit concentration camps or Holocaust memorials if individual teachers choose to do so. Despite the government continually trying to make the Holocaust a bigger part of the curriculum, many adolescents don’t know what it is and have never heard of Auschwitz.
Röhrs, Hermann. “Education for Peace: A Neglected Aspect of Re-Education in Germany.” Oxford Review of Education 15.2 (1989): 147-64. Jstore. Web
The author recounts his life as an educator during the years following Hitler’s reign. He discusses that in 1945 the school’s goal was to overcome feelings of nationalism, militarism, and socialism. However, he wishes that Germany would have emphasized peace in the curriculum.
Steding, Elizabeth Priester. “What Stories Are Being Told? Two Case Studies Of (Grand) Narratives From And Of The German Democratic Republic In Current Oberstufe Textbooks.” Journal Of Educational Media, Memory & Society 6.1 (2014): 42-58. Education Research Complete. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.
The author discusses the portrayal of history in German textbooks. Focusing on the German Democratic Republic, this article discusses the two varying ways this part of history is portrayed in textbooks in the early 21st century.
Totten, Samuel, and Stephen Feinberg. “Teaching About the Holocaust: Rationale, Content, Methodology, & Resources.” Social Education 59.6 (1995): 323-33. Web.
The article provides reasons as to why the Holocaust should be taught, discusses the pedagogy behind teaching the topic, and offers resources that educators or students can access.