" This book is probably intended for high school students. It includes a good summary of the events leading up to the Holocaust and a timeline of events in addition to the stories of rescue and resistance. Although some of the stories have been told before, elsewhere (the Bielski brothers, the Warsaw ghetto uprising), many include more details, photographs, and new information about Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Starting with resistance in Germany and then in occupied countries, concentration, labor, and death camps, and along the Eastern Front, the author achieves her purpose of documenting how not all Jews went to their deaths as "lambs to the slaughter." The bravery and selflessness of so many made a difference in what seems like a small number of lives compared to the six million who perished, but the author notes, where possible, how many descendants of the survivors have been given life through the resistance and rescue efforts--and even had only a handful been saved, we know that a person who saves a single life saves the entire world. If the subject of the book were not so tragic, I would be tempted to call it a "coffee table" book because it is styled and arranged so well and is, given the subject, easy to read. "
— Lisa, 2/10/2014