Gr 9 Up-Following a brief history of the Holocaust, first-person accounts focus on different aspects of the experience from arrival to liberation. Each chapter contains a quick preface to explain the context, for example, arriving at the camps, and then there are three or four accounts on the topic from differing viewpoints. The selections are particularly well chosen-each person's story adds a vital color to the canvas of this book. Along with sadly familiar stories from a nurse, a man on gruesome work detail, and one of the twins from Dr. Mengele's "experiments," there are little-seen post-war accounts from an apologetic local teenager; an unrepentant camp commandant; and a horrified Edward R. Morrow, reporting the human toll at Buchenwald for the first time. This is powerful testimony, related by those who were there.-Paula J. LaRue, Van Wert Middle School, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.