Resources for Aza

Resources Related to Aza’s Story

To continue your study of this topic and to help with your research, use the following additional sources. Books preceded by an asterisk are especially recommended for middle and high school students.

Books

  • The King of Children: A Biography of Janusz Korczak
    Lifton, Betty Jean. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1988.
    Story of the famed pediatrician, writer and children’s advocate.
  • The Teheran Operation: The Rescue of Jewish Children from the Nazis
    Omer, Devorah. Washington DC: B’nai Brith Books, 1991.
    Focusing on two individuals, tells the story of the rescue of Jewish children via Siberia and Iran.
  • Survivors of the Holocaust: Israel After the War
    Yablonka, Hanna. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
    Examines the integration of Holocaust survivors into Israeli society.

Websites

  • www.gemsinisrael.com/e_article000002628.htm
    A brief article about history of the Kibbutz from 1921 to today
  • www.shtetlfoundation.org/TeheranChildren.htm
    More information about the journey of these refugee children

Films

  • Korczak: A Film by Andrzej Wajda
    118 Minutes, 1993
    A fictionalized account of the true story of the renowned physician and author who ran a home for Jewish orphans in 1930s Warsaw. Polish with English subtitles.
  • The Long Way Home
    120 Minutes, 1997
    Academy Award-winning documentary of Holocaust survivors struggling to rebuild their lives in the years following WWII.
  • Israel: A Nation is Born, Part 1
    55 minutes, 1992
    Personal eyewitness accounts of the years leading up to the Israel’s War of Independence.

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