World War II

The Diary of Laura's Twin
Laura is about to celebrate her Jewish coming of age ceremony, called a Bat Mitzvah, when she is "twinned" with Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Laura is to learn about...

24.09.2015

Raoul Wallenberg
In the last days of World War II, a young Swedish architect, Raoul Wallengerg, was secretly sent to Budapest by the War Refugee Board of the United States Government. There he did what no other country or individual was able to do: he saved more...

27.04.2017

Stalemate
A classic of Holocaust literature from “one of the great masters of the short novel.”—The New YorkerIn the Vilna Ghetto during World War II, Nazi Commandant Schoger demands that all children be sent to the death camp. When Abraham Lipman...

06.08.2014

Auschwitz and the Allies
When Hitler announced that the result of the war in Europe would be "the complete annihilation of the Jews," he did so in 1942, not only in public, but before an enormous crowd in Berlin. The Allies heard, but astonishingly, they did not listen....

12.11.2013

The Abandonment of the Jews
"Why Auschwitz Was Never Bombed," a chapter from this book, appeared in the May 1978 issue of Commentary and aroused a major controversy in the press here and in Europe. That chapter was typical not only of the stunning revelations that David Wyman...

30.06.2016

Run, Boy, Run
“'Srulik, there’s no time. I want you to remember what I’m going to tell you. You have to stay alive. You have to! Get someone to teach you how to act like a Christian, how to cross yourself and pray. . . . The most important thing, Srulik,' he...

13.08.2013

The Holocaust by Bullets
In this heart-wrenching book, Father Patrick Desbois documents the daunting task of identifying and examining all the sites where Jews were exterminated by Nazi mobile units in the Ukraine in WWII. Using innovative methodology, interviews, and...

04.03.2016

Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter
This riveting memoir, a primary source for the NBC miniseries Uprising, tells the story of the Jewish resistance fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto who defy the Nazis against impossible odds. Kazik (played by Stephen Moyer in the film) and his fellow...

24.02.2015

Voices and Views
    In Voices and Views Debórah Dwork has brought together many of the most important figures in Jewish scholarship to produce a definitive collection of essays, documents, and images on the Holocaust.  Beginning with a brief survey of...

07.05.2015

Days and Memory
In Auschwitz, memory meant life: remembering the humanity extinguished by the death camps and hoping to survive to tell what had been endured. Charlotte Delbo, a non-Jew sent to Auschwitz for being a member of the French resistance movement, recalls...

01.08.2016

We Never Lost Hope
We Never Lost Hope by Naomi Litvin is a powerful and haunting memoir and love story about her family's lives before, during, and after the Holocaust. Told in five indelible voices, the book gives a you-are-there punch and a moving immediacy. Litvin...

15.08.2013

I Escaped from Auschwitz
I have read many books on the holocaust. If I had to recommend one, it would be this one for several reasons.1) It is very well written. Not every holocaust survivor is an author, so some books are not very well written. This one is.2)...

02.05.2013

Holocaust Journey
In 1996 Martin Gilbert was asked by a group of his graduate students to lead them on a tour of the places in Europe that were the stage of one of history's greatest human tragedies. The two-week journey that resulted, with England's leading...

24.07.2016

Conscience and Courage
In this brilliantly researched and insightful book, psychologist Eva Fogelman presents compelling stories of rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust--and offers a revealing analysis of their  motivations. Based on her extensive experience as a...

17.11.2013

Auschwitz and After
In March 1942, French police arrested Charlotte Delbo and her husband, the resistance leader Georges Dudach, as they were preparing to distribute anti-German leaflets in Paris. The French turned them over to the Gestapo, who imprisoned them. Dudach...

17.12.2012

Clara's War
On 21 July 1942 the Nazis invaded Poland. In the small town of Zolkiew, life for Jewish 15-year-old Clara Kramer was never to be the same again. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, Clara and her family hid perilously in a...

08.09.2017

The Shoah in Ukraine
On the eve of the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941, Ukraine was home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. Between 1941 and 1944, some 1.4 million Jews were killed there, and one of the most important centers of Jewish life was destroyed. Yet,...

15.03.2018

Shoah
A nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Nazi extermination camps, Shoah (the Hebrew word for "Holocaust") was internationally hailed as a masterpiece upon its release in 1985. Shunning any re-creation, archival footage, or visual...

13.05.2016

Diary of a Witness, 1940-1943
Raymond-Raoul Lambert's Diary has been among the most important untranslated records of the experience of French Jews in the Holocaust. Lambert, a leader of the Union of French Jews (UGIF), was, in the words of the historian Michael Marrus,...

15.05.2016

Letters to Sala
"Do you know why I write so much? Because as long as you read, we are together." -- Raizel Garncarz (Sala's sister), April 24, 1941 Few family secrets have the power both to transform lives and to fill in crucial...

05.05.2016

Into the Tunnel
A generous feat of biographical sleuthing by an acclaimed historian rescues one child victim of the Holocaust from oblivion When the German Remembrance Foundation established a prize to commemorate the million Jewish...

30.08.2015

Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers
Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers focuses on controversial issues in current Holocaust scholarship. How did Nazi Jewish policy evolve during the first years of the war? When did the Nazi regime cross the historic watershed from population...

14.05.2017

The Commandant
Rudolf Hoess was the notorious Commandant of Auschwitz. Imprisoned and awaiting execution after the war, Hoess wrote a long memoir, a self- serving account of his life and approaches to management. The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding...

28.10.2016

Holocaust Memories
This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Social Studies: Culture Individuals, Groups, & Institutions Power, Authority, & Governance Time, Continuity, & Change

23.09.2013

The Final Solution in Riga
"With its ...[over thousand] detailed and expansive footnotes drawing on twenty-four different archive collections in eight countries and three continents and an enormous secondary literature, this is one of the best researched regional studies of...

03.04.2014

Four Perfect Pebbles
I have been reading a lot of books about Jews during WWII lately. This book provided a different perspective than those I have been reading. The Blumenthal family realized the danger they were in and planned to get away to the U.S. First they...

15.10.2012

Soldiers of Evil
Based on the author's Ph.D. dissertation at Boston University. They were soldiers and killers, trapped in the mystiques of military service & evil--commanders of the Nazi concentration camps. This book tells their story: who these men were,...

10.10.2014

The Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow
The diary of Adam Czerniakow, who was chairman of the Jews in Warsaw, Poland between 1939 and 1942. A fundamentally decent if unextraordinary man, he committed suicide to avoid having to deport the people of the Warsaw Ghetto to their deaths....

16.03.2016

Ten Thousand Children
"Jews in England were alarmed to hear of the burning of the synagogues on Kristallnacht and the destruction of Jewish property by the Nazi."Several Jewish organizations ( who promised to raise the necessary money & to seek shelter for the...

08.06.2018

The Road to Holocaust
Hal Lindsey's bestselling expose of a dangerous movement in the church which is striving for exclusive worldwide Christian leadership of church and state. By the author of The Late Great Planet Earth.

11.05.2013

Exodus 1947
With more than 100 photographs by the author"The ship looked like a matchbox that had been splintered by a nutcracker. In the torn, square hole, as big as an open, blitzed barn, we could see a muddle of bedding, possessions, plumbing, broken...

02.02.2017

The Hidden Children
They hid wherever they could for as long as it took the Allies to win the war -- Jewish children, frightened, alone, often separated from their families. For months, even years, they faced the constant danger of discovery, fabricating new identities...

14.06.2015

In My Hands
IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact...

28.08.2016

Forgotten Survivors
Wanda Lorenc watched horrified as the first Wehrmacht soldiers stormed into Warsaw. Jan Porembski witnessed the mass executions of Polish civilians. Barbara Makuch became a courier for the Polish underground until she was caught and tortured. Jan...

22.12.2015

Sala's Gift
"Do you know why I write so much? Because as long as you read, we are together." -- Raizel Garncarz (Sala's sister), April 24, 1941 Few family secrets have the power both to transform lives and to fill in crucial...

01.01.2017

Our Holocaust
Amir and Effi collected relatives. With Holocaust survivors for parents and few other 'real' relatives alive, relationships operated under a "Law of Compression" in which tenuous connections turned friends into uncles, cousins and grandparents. Life...

09.07.2016

Hiding to Survive
First-person accounts of fourteen Holocaust survivors who as children were hidden from the Nazis by non-Jews.

23.03.2017

The Terrible Secret
Laqueur's new introduction, written for this paperback edition of his classic work, revives the lesson of the Holocaust and broadens our understanding of one of history's most terrible crimes.Despite the outrage that swept the world...

06.12.2016

The Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust
This new series delivers an original design, a high page count with larger print and a lower-reading level than Enslow's The Holocaust Remembered Series. This series is perfect for younger readers in upper elementary and middle schools and includes...

27.11.2016

Elly
When Elly was just 15 years old, she, her mother and brother were deported by cattle car to the Auschwitz II / Birkenau concentration camp. On the day they arrived at Auschwitz, a soldier directed Elly to the right; her mother and brother were...

14.12.2016

National-Socialist Extermination Policies
An excellent introduction." . War in History ." . . the essays in this volume, individually and as a whole, represent for the English reader a valuable addition to scholarship on the emergence of genocidal policies." . Journal of Jewish Studies "A...

01.03.2014

Auschwitz Exposed
Discover Today The Disturbing Story of the Holocaust Death Camp Revealed! Terror, death, holocaust, genocide and fear…these are the concepts associated with the Auschwitz death camp since the start of Nazism up to the present…This book...

01.02.2013

Michelangelo in Ravensbruck
In September of 1939, Countess Karolina Lanckoronska, wealthy landowner and professor of art history, watched the Soviet army march into Poland. After joining the resistance, she was arrested, sentenced to death, and held in Ravensbruck...

21.03.2015

Surviving Hitler
Award-winning author Andrea Warren presents a life-changing story of a young boy's struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp. In this Robert F. Silbert Honor Book, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum, readers...

20.04.2015

The Storyteller
As a child growing up in the once-beautiful city of Budapest, Anna Porter’s grandfather told her stories of heroes and strife and survival, some as old as the Carpathian basin, some still holding the sting of recent war and hardship. Some were...

25.12.2014

Thanks to My Mother
Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Over the next few years, she endured starvation, brutality, and forced labor in three concentration camps. With courage and ingenuity, Susie's mother helped...

19.08.2016

Shanghai Escape
Shanghai, China, seems an unlikely destination for Jewish refugees trying to escape the cruel anti-Semitic laws of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party before the Second World War. But while most countries were unwilling to give refuge to Jews, China was...

13.02.2015

Things We Couldn't Say
This book was SOOOOOOOOOO inspirational. If you like The Hiding Place, you'll LOVE this book. It was well-written, and kept me on...

09.06.2014

Rena's Promise
A new, expanded edition of Rena's Promise went on sale March 17, 2015. Find it listed in the other editions of this title, or search by ISBN: 978-080709313-9.Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena...

29.01.2017

Children with a Star
This powerful and moving book tells for the first time the history of the children who lived and died in the shadow of the Holocaust. Drawing on oral histories, archival records, letters and diaries, Dwork evokes and analyzes the feelings,...

06.04.2015

Dancing With the Enemy
The gripping story of the author’s aunt, a Jewish dance instructor who was betrayed to the Nazis by the two men she loved, yet managed to survive WWII by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz. Her epic life becomes a window into the author’s...

09.06.2014

Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine
On 16 July 1941, Adolf Hitler convened top Nazi leaders at his headquarters in East Prussia to dictate how they would rule the newly occupied eastern territories. Ukraine, the "jewel" in the Nazi empire, would become a German colony administered by...

16.03.2017

After The Holocaust
After the Holocaust chronicles the harrowing experiences of eight orphaned and homeless young adults as they bravely made their way from Displaced Persons camps to new lives in new countries. More than sixty-five of the survivors' own photographs...

19.03.2018

Vichy France and the Jews
with a new Foreword [1995] by Stanley HoffmannCounter What part did Vichy France really play in the Nazi effort to murder Jews living in France? Few questions, from the end of World War II to the present day, have so haunted French society. This...

09.04.2015

Upon the Head of the Goat
I hate to label this as young adult nonfiction because so many people have a prejudice against any book labeled for children or young adults and so miss out on some wonderful and fine literature.This autobiography begins in 1939 when a...

03.12.2015

Eyewitness Auschwitz
Filip Muller came to Auschwitz with one of the earliest transports from Slovakia in April 1942 and began working in the gassing installations and crematoria in May. He was still alive when the gassings ceased in November 1944. He saw millions come...

27.08.2013

KL Auschwitz as Seen by the SS
This was a very disturbing and eye-opening account of the operations of Auschwitz-Birkenau from 3 select SS-Men. I bought it at the bookstore in Auschwitz and the vivid descriptions from the authors were made very real to me since I spent a whole...

21.10.2014