Introducing Young Children to the Holocaust

The following letter was sent to me by Prof. Rita Vinocur, Director of Museo de la Shoá in Uruguay. It made an impression on me and reinforced my mission of teaching children about the Holocaust. For more information about my next book or to tell me your story, you can call 917-681-8688 or email me at

Dear Eva,

It is a pleasure to write to you on behalf of our Institution Centro Recordatorio del Holocausto and as a daughter of a survivor of Auschwitz, Ana Benkel de Vinocur (Z”L) who also wrote books about the Shoah (see website: ).  She published some of her work on her own with many obstacles like you too.  I know how difficult it is to have a book published and how it seems like a child being born when it finally reaches light. Since the year 2009 there is a Primary public school with her name -Ana Vinocur – the only State School which has the name of a survivor of the Holocaust in the world according to Yad Vashem.

I have been in contact with those children and it is very hard indeed to teach them such a tough issue, so your work is going to help many teachers in the world.

We are a non- profit organization which also has a Museum of the Shoah -the first one in South America- and we work tirelessly but we don’t handle funds.

We work in several areas concerning education but our work is mainly voluntary. We would do much work with your book here in Uruguay if we had it. We would appreciate very much to have a copy of your book here in Uruguay. May be you could ask your publishers to send one copy for free to our Institution and we would be very grateful indeed and use it with young learners.  That would be great.

Thanking you in advance,

Prof. Rita Vinocur
Museo de la Shoá, Uruguay

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