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Elie Wiesel - Jan 16, 2006 (first published in 1956)
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Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confron...
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak - Sep 11, 2007 (first published in 2005)
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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins ...
The Complete Maus
Art Spiegelman - Nov 19, 1996 (first published in 1986)
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Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation ...
The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom - Jan 01, 2006 (first published in 1971)
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At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ever happened to her. She was an old-maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny Dutch house over their shop. Their une...
Prisoner B-3087
Alan Gratz - Mar 01, 2013
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Survive. At any cost.10 concentration camps.10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.It's something no one could imagine surviving.But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been sn...
The Boy on the Wooden Box
How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
Leon Leyson - Aug 18, 2015 (first published in 2013)
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Even in the darkest of times—especially in the darkest of times—there is room for strength and bravery. A remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list.Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the...
Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys - Apr 03, 2012
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Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slo...
Survival In Auschwitz
Primo Levi - Oct 09, 2013
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1919’da Torino’da doğan ve kimya öğrenimi gören Primo Levi, İkinci Dünya Savaşı sırasında Kuzey İtalya’da faşizme karşı direnen arkadaşlarına katıldı. İtalyan yahudisi kimliğini saklamayınca önce Fissolo’daki toplama kampına, orada geçirdiği iki ayın ardından da, 1944’de, beraberindeki altı yüz elli kişiyle birlikte Auschwitz Toplama Kampı’na gönde...
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Russell Roberts
Eichmann in Jerusalem
A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)
Hannah Arendt - Sep 22, 2006 (first published in 1963)
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Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy th...
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Mark Manson
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Children's Drawings and Poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
Hana Volavkova - Mar 15, 1994 (first published in 1959)
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Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than one-hundred survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations....
Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski
Survival in the Shadows by Barbara Lovenheim
Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo
Jack and Rochelle by Jack Sutin
My Survival by Joshua M. Greene
Beyond Courage by Doreen Rappaport
Holocaust Journey by Martin Gilbert
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper
Hitler Youth by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
Fragments of Isabella by Isabella Leitner
Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen
The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder
Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel
Maus I by Art Spiegelman
Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz
All But My Life by Gerda Klein
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Once by Morris Gleitzman
Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman
Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor
Survivors by Allan Zullo
The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix
Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning
The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco
Alicia by Alicia Appleman-Jurman
But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens
Black Earth by Timothy Snyder
999 by Heather Dune MacAdam
The Last Jews in Berlin by Leonard Gross
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
Corrie ten Boom by Janet Benge
Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman
Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren
Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott
The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg
We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman
The Yellow Star by Carmen Agra Deedy
Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander
I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree by David W Moore
Why? by Peter Hayes
The War Below by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
At the Mind's Limits by Jean Amery
The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal
The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington
Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto by Emmanuel Ringelblum
The Tree in the Courtyard by Jeff Gottesfeld
Final Solution by David Cesarani
Shadow of His Hand by Wendy Lawton
Waldek by Blanca Miosi
Haven by Ruth Gruber
The Harmonica by Tony Johnston
Daniel's Story by Carol Matas
The Crime and the Silence by Anna Bikont
Irena's Children by Mary Cronk Farrell
Fireflies in the Dark by Susan Goldman Rubin
The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse
Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O'Brien Carelli
Gifts from the Enemy by Trudy Ludwig
Never Again by Martin Gilbert
End of the Line by Sharon E. McKay
Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? by Nancy Patz
Hand in Hand by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
Odin's Promise by Sandy Brehl
Cam Jansen 6 Book Set by David A. Adler
Resistance by Israel Gutman
Imprisoned by Arturo Benvenuti
Fania's Heart by Anne Renaud
One Candle by Eve Bunting
The Holocaust by Philip Steele
Stolen Girl by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Always Remember Me by Marisabina Russo
Hiding To Survive Pa by Maxine B Rosenberg
Ponary Diary, 1941-1943 by Kazimierz Sakowicz
In the Name of Humanity by Max Wallace
Judenrat by Isaiah Trunk
The Cat with the Yellow Star by Susan Goldman Rubin
Roman's Journey by Roman Halter
The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police by Anonymous Members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police
The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
How to Coach Girls by Mia Wenjen