"Something Remains" by Inge Barth-Grozinger. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.

Although Sacramento Public Library does not own this novel, I thought it was worth including. Originally published in 2004 in Germany, it answers the question of how the Holocaust could have happened. Told from the viewpoint of Erich Levi, son of a Jewish merchant in the small German town of Ellwangen, the erosion of the rights of Jews is chronicled over a period of about 3 years. The belief that the sanctions were unfair and temporary is a strong thread throughout the story. It is not until the end of the book that the reader finds out that this is the story of a real family! This would be a good companion to Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl."