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Mon March 21, 2011
A Child's View of the Holocaust
A granddaughter makes a children's book out of her grandmother's stories.
By Susan B. Wilson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The illustrations in the children's book Through Eva's Eyes are from the perspective of a child. Trees tower overhead, shiny black boots are at eye level, and train cars dwarf people. But the subject matter isn't your typical children's fare.
Through Eva's Eyes tells the true story of Eva Unterman's life as a Jewish child living through some of the worst of the Holocaust. The book was also written by a child, Eva's granddaughter Phoebe Unterman, when she was just 13.