To Look A Nazi in the Eye by Kathy Kacer audiobook

To Look A Nazi in the Eye: A teen’s account of a war criminal trial

By Kathy Kacer
Read by Gabi Epstein

Second Story Press 9781772600407
5.58 Hours 1
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She had expected to hate him. But hate, just like forgiveness, can be complicated. The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana was still not prepared for what she would see and hear. Listening to Groening’s testimony and to the Holocaust survivors who came to testify against him, Jordana came to understand that by witnessing history she gained the knowledge and legitimacy to be able to stand in the footsteps of the survivors who went before her and pass their history – her history – on to the next generation.

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Summary

Summary

Runner-up for Sydney Taylor Honor Book, Teen Readers, 2018

Winner of Canadian Jewish Literary Award, Memoir/Biography, 2018

Among shortlisted titles for Vine Awards, Canadian Jewish Literature, 2018

She had expected to hate him. But hate, just like forgiveness, can be complicated.

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana was still not prepared for what she would see and hear. Listening to Groening’s testimony and to the Holocaust survivors who came to testify against him, Jordana came to understand that by witnessing history she gained the knowledge and legitimacy to be able to stand in the footsteps of the survivors who went before her and pass their history – her history – on to the next generation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Focussing on the real stories and feelings of real human beings who lived through the worst horrors imaginable, Kacer keeps the book both an engrossing read and a powerful messenger. Highly Recommended. CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Kacer deftly handles the complex and tense dramatic nonfiction narrative and its layers of emotion… A must-have in a YA collection. AJL Reviews
The book is filled with serious quandaries and issues but is also an exciting page-turner. Highly recommended for ages 14 and up. Jewish Book Council
The fact that with each passing year, fewer and fewer survivors are alive to tell their stories makes this account important.... A stirring reminder of the importance of history and activism. School Library Journal
“With living survivors seen through the eyes of a contemporary teen, the Holocaust is made present... 72 years after the liberation of the death camps, this immediacy is vital Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Kathy Kacer

Author Bio: Kathy Kacer

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Author Bio: Jordana Lebowitz

Author Bio: Jordana Lebowitz

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.58
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English