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1. The Warsaw Ghetto Revolt

The Warsaw Ghetto Revolt
Author: Ainstein, Reuben Ainsztein, Reuben Jewish Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe

ISBN: 0-89604-007-0
LCCN: 79118411
Dewey: 940.53/1503/924094384
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Category: Reference : General

Pages: 238

Paperback U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Shop Memorial Council

"A revised and expanded version of 'The Warsaw ghetto revolt' in Jewish resistance in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe." Bibliography: p. [231]-232. Includes index.

2. Ghetto in Flames

Ghetto in Flames
Author: Arad, Yitzhak

ISBN: 0-89604-043-7
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Category: History : Europe : Lithuania

Pages: 500

Paperback Holocaust Publications

3. The Last Nazi: The Life and Times of Joseph Mengele

The Last Nazi: The Life and Times of Joseph Mengele
Author: Astor, Gerald

ISBN: 0-917657-46-2
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 305

Hardcover Donald I Fine

From Library Journal Now that Mengele's remains have been exhumed and identified, we can expect a number of popular biographies. Astor spent several years preparing this loosely documented study. As to the ``Angel of Death's'' motives and inner psyche, the author has few thoughtful answers. The Auschwitz chapters are predictably shocking and melodramatic; it is only when Astor focuses on Mengele's decades of evasion in South America that the story becomes taut and meaningful. For it is only then that the aging and impenitent Nazi achieves those human qualities that make him seem plausible and understandable. A well-written albeit somewhat sensationalistic study that many public libraries will wish to acquire. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt. Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

4. Survival & Beyond, H/C

Survival & Beyond, H/C
Author: Avigdor, Rabbi Isaac

ISBN: 1-880582-27-9
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Category: Religion & Bibles : General

Pages: 432

Hardcover Judaica Pr

Inspiring thoughts about Jewish Festivals and life during and after the Holocaust from a Rabbi, columnist and Holocaust survivor. In this engaging collection of articles Rabbi Avigdor looks in detail at Jewish holidays and life during and after the Holocaust. Read his essays on Yom Kippur or Tisha B'av and you'll suddenly understand these holidays like never before. In each essay he manages to inform and celebrate the exquisite joys of each and every holiday. The description of the experiences during the thousand and one nights of the Holocaust are in vivid narrative. They are told to us by a religious Jew, who despite tortures and enslavement has not lost his faith, but emerged from near death at liberation to rise again to a renewed and vigorous new life in America. Rabbi Avigdor is an interesting man, a religious man and a survivor of five years of concentration camps. He brings on depth and wisdom to everything he writes. [This book] contains eloquent and superb articles on a variety of subjects, both topical and timeless...Rabbi Avigdor has a personal way of combining erudition with simplicity. --Elie Wiesel

5. The Nazi Question: An Essay on the Interpretations of National Socialism (1922-1975)

The Nazi Question: An Essay on the Interpretations of National Socialism (1922-1975)
Author: AydCoberry, Pierre.

ISBN: 0-394-50948-X
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Hardcover Pantheon Books

6. Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews

Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews
Author: Baker, Leonard

ISBN: 0-02-506340-5
LCCN: 77028872
Dewey: 296.6/1/0924 B
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 396

Hardcover MacMillan Publishing Company

Bibliography: p. 339-350. Includes index.

7. Reworking the Past: Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Historians' Debate

Reworking the Past: Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Historians' Debate
Author: Baldwin, Peter (Editor) Peter Baldwin

ISBN: 0-8070-4302-8
LCCN: 89046055
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Category: National socialism

Pages: 308

Hardcover Beacon Press

From Book News, Inc. In 1986 the Historikerstreit, or "Historians' Debate," erupted in West Germany as historians, philosophers, and politicians argued publicly about the meaning of Nazism for German history. This volume offers a range of reflective essays--many appearing here for the first time in English--by German, American, and Israeli historians who respond to the initial debate and offer further arguments in light of recent political events. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

8. Fear and Hope: Three Generations of the Holocaust

Fear and Hope: Three Generations of the Holocaust
Author: Bar-On, Dan

ISBN: 0-674-29522-6
LCCN: 94042016
Dewey: 940.53/18/0922 B 20
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 416

Hardcover Harvard Univ Pr

From Book News, Inc. Members of five families share their own stories across three generations and reveal different ways of confronting the original trauma of the Holocaust. The author identifies main themes throughout the stories, such as how family members reconstruct major life events, what stories remain untold, and the intergenerational reverberations of the Holocaust. He demonstrates that the third generation often exerts a healing influence and opens blocked communications between their parents and grandparents. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

9. The Convent at Auschwitz

The Convent at Auschwitz
Author: Bartoszewski, Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Wadysaw

ISBN: 0-8076-1267-7
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Pages: 169

Hardcover George Braziller

From Library Journal Bartoszewski (history, Warwick Univ.) provides a detailed account of the controversial Carmelite convent that appeared suddenly at the very gates of Auschwitz in 1984. In an effort to present both the Jewish and the Polish sides of the conflict, he begins by tracing the turbulent history of the Jews on Polish soil from the 10th century to the present while concurrently explaining the role of Catholicism in Poland. Bartoszewski then details the itemized story of American-Jewish efforts to get the convent relocated, and the Polish-Catholic opposition to that effort. Both fruitful talks and angry confrontations are present. There are harmful words by Cardinal Glemp and Prime Minister Shamir. All the information is recorded in a scholarly, textbook-like fashion and should be studied by anyone who is interested in this historic encounter. If Bartoszewski's book is the textbook to the controversy over the Auschwitz convent, then Rittner and Roth's collection of essays is exegesis to that text. Contributors are Holocaust scholars and scholars in other appropriate fields, which provides a look at the memory of Auschwitz through the lens of several disciplines. Among the essayists for Part 1, "The History and Politics of Memory," are Richard Rubenstein and John Pawlikowski; for Part 2, "The Psychology of Memory," Leo Eitlinger and Hermann Langbein; and for Part 3, "The Theology of Memory," Albert Friedlander and Robert McAfee Brown. There are many new ideas here, and much can be learned from this timely, scholarly, and exciting work. -Gerda Haas, Lewiston, Me. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Kirkus Reviews A well-documented, thought-provoking study of the international and interreligious brouhaha over the convent of Carmelite nuns at Auschwitz. The Polish-born and Cambridge-educated scholar Bartoszewski (Modern European History/Warwick Univ.) brings the impartiality of a social anthropologist to a controversy that is fraught with passion, bias, and irreconcilable theological differences. In 1984, Carmelite nuns moved into a vacant building in Osweiecem, Poland, to devote themselves to prayer near... read more

10. The Holocaust

The Holocaust
Author: Benz, Wolfgang Sydenham-Kwiet, Jane (Translator) Hertzberg, Arthur

ISBN: 0-231-11214-9
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 176

Hardcover Columbia University Press

Amazon.com The Holocaust: A German Historian Examines the Genocide by Wolfgang Benz is a dark flash of a book--156 astringent pages, describing the events and individuals who determined the fate of millions of Jews. The author is a German, not a Jew, and his task is analytical, not explanatory. The Holocaust avoids the questions that drive most books about its subject. It does not delve into the origins of National Socialism or the question of why Germans allowed the Holocaust to happen. Instead, Benz begins by describing the Wannsee Conference, which planned "to rid all German territory of Jews by legal means," and then describes the laws that allowed discrimination against Jews, the destruction of civil rights for Jews, and the creation of ghettos and concentration camps. His nonideological analysis of the genocide is far from amoral, however. Every page of this German's account of the holocaust rings with the mournfulness of a man who must take stock of the hardest parts of his history, in preparation for understanding that history. And although some scholars may argue there is no such thing as objectivity, Benz's account of the political genesis of genocide comes awfully close. "Not a single line of this book can be contested or argued out of existence," says Jewish historian Arthur Hertzberg in his introduction to The Holocaust. "All of these events took place, and they happened in the order in which he puts them." Simply having these facts so clearly and succinctly described will help many readers prepare to grapple with the raging moral questions raised by the Holocaust. That is cause for hope. --Michael Joseph Gross From Library Journal Benz (anti-Semitism research, Technical Univ. of Berlin) is the author or editor of over 100 volumes, most available only in German. In this book, first published in 1995 and ably translated here, Benz provides a remarkable overview of the Holocaust in under 175 pages, covering a wide variety of topics, from the initial discrimination against German Jews and "Gypsies" to extermination by Einsatzgruppen and in the death camps. Benz shows an easy mastery of the primary-source material, although... read more

11. Odyssey

Odyssey
Author: Bierman, John

ISBN: 0-671-50156-9
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Category: History : Europe : Italy : General

Pages: 255

Hardcover Simon & Schuster

12. IBM and the Holocaust. the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation

IBM and the Holocaust. the strategic alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation
Author: Black, Edwin Black,Edwin

ISBN: 0-609-60799-5
LCCN: 2001028201
Dewey: 940.53/18 21
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 528

Hardcover Crown Pub

Amazon.com Was IBM, "The Solutions Company," partly responsible for the Final Solution? That's the question raised by Edwin Black's IBM and the Holocaust, the most controversial book on the subject since Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. Black, a son of Holocaust survivors, is less tendentiously simplistic than Goldhagen, but his thesis is no less provocative: he argues that IBM founder Thomas Watson deserved the Merit Cross (Germany's second-highest honor) awarded him by Hitler, his second-biggest customer on earth. "IBM, primarily through its German subsidiary, made Hitler's program of Jewish destruction a technologic mission the company pursued with chilling success," writes Black. "IBM had almost single-handedly brought modern warfare into the information age [and] virtually put the 'blitz' in the krieg." The crucial technology was a precursor to the computer, the IBM Hollerith punch card machine, which Black glimpsed on exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, inspiring his five-year, top-secret book project. The Hollerith was used to tabulate and alphabetize census data. Black says the Hollerith and its punch card data ("hole 3 signified homosexual ... hole 8 designated a Jew") was indispensable in rounding up prisoners, keeping the trains fully packed and on time, tallying the deaths, and organizing the entire war effort. Hitler's regime was fantastically, suicidally chaotic; could IBM have been the cause of its sole competence: mass-murdering civilians? Better scholars than I must sift through and appraise Black's mountainous evidence, but clearly the assessment is overdue. The moral argument turns on one question: How much did IBM New York know about IBM Germany's work, and when? Black documents a scary game of brinksmanship orchestrated by IBM chief Watson, who walked a fine line between enraging U.S. officials and infuriating Hitler. He shamefully delayed returning the Nazi medal until forced to--and when he did return it, the Nazis almost kicked IBM and its crucial machines out of Germany. (Hitler was prone to self-defeating decisions, as demonstrated in How Hitler Could Have Won World War II.) Black has created a must-read work of history. But it's also a fascinating business book examining the colliding influences of personality, morality, and cold strategic calculation. --Tim Appelo From Booklist The publisher has ordered a print run of 100,000 copies, indicating that they expect high demand for this contentious expose. The author asserts that a collusion existed between IBM Corporation and the government of the Third Reich, wherein IBM supplied the technology enabling Nazi authorities to systematize their persecution of European Jews. Expect much discussion in the press and on the street about this very controversial book. Brad Hooper Copyright © American Library Association. All... read more

13. Wanted!: The Search for Nazis in America

Wanted!: The Search for Nazis in America
Author: Blum , Howard

ISBN: 0-8129-0607-1
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 256

Hardcover Times Books

14. The Brigade : An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II

The Brigade : An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II
Author: Blum, Howard Hardscrabble Entertainment

ISBN: 0-06-019486-3
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Pages: 336

Hardcover HarperCollins

From Publishers Weekly Although the official history of the Jewish Brigade Group (a unit of some 5,000 Jews who fought with the British Eighth Army in Italy in the waning months of the conflict) has been written, Blum (Wanted! The Search for Nazis in America) breaks new ground by looking into the clandestine operations that occurred after the shooting had stopped. Once they learned the true extent of the holocaust, soldiers of the brigade began using intelligence reports to pinpoint the location of former SS officers and camp guards. The enraged Jewish troops took vengeance into their own hands, eventually slaying hundreds of Nazi death dealers. Blum follows the story of three men Israel Carmi, Johanan Peltz and Arie Pinchuk in detail, interviewed dozens of others, read unpublished personal memoirs and had Hebrew-language documents translated for him. During the war, the more daring Jewish soldiers formed a secret unit that appropriated British supplies trucks, weapons and food and diverted them to ships heading illegally for Palestine The plan included the "repatriation" of thousands of war orphans, who were clandestinely taken from displaced person camps and smuggled to Palestine. The underground Jewish Haganah figured prominently in these operations, which contributed directly to the creation of Israel. Blum, twice nominated for a Pulitzer as a New York Times investigative reporter, and now a Vanity Fair contributing editor, presents the material masterfully, building suspense and carefully documenting all the action. 16 pages of photos not seen by PW. (Nov. 2)Forecast: A BOMC and Traditions Book Club alternate, this book should get a push from Blum's journalistic cronies. Rights have been sold in Germany, Holland and the U.K., and to Miramax. Blum's The Gold of Exodus is currently in development with Castle Rock. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal Adult/High School-There is a perception that during the Holocaust, the Jews rarely physically fought back against the Nazis. The most avid readers of World War II books know that resistance did occur (the best known is the Warsaw Ghetto uprising), but it was not enough to change the course of the genocide. The Brigade tells a different story. A 5000-man "Jewish Brigade" was formed from settlers in Palestine, but it was not until the waning days of the war, in November 1944, that the British sent... read more

15. "Elder of the Jews": Jakob Edelstein of Theresienstadt

"Elder of the Jews": Jakob Edelstein of Theresienstadt
Author: Bondy, Ruth Abel, Evelyn

ISBN: 0-8021-1007-X
LCCN: 88037751
Dewey: 940.53/15/039240437 19
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 476

Hardcover Grove Press

From Publishers Weekly After the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, they made the old fortress town of Theresienstadt (Terezin) a "model camp" for Jewish prisoners. Presented to visiting foreign observers (and to new inmates) as an autonomous Jewish community, Terezin was actually, for nearly all prisoners, just a stopover before Auschwitz. In this heartrending, powerful biography-cum-historical narrative, Bondy--herself a survivor of both Theresienstadt and Birkenau--tells the story of Polish socialist Jakob Edelstein, who, as a Zionist leader, was appointed chief Jewish functionary of Therensienstadt by the Nazis. Some critics have passed harsh judgment on the Judenrate (local Jewish councils) operating under Nazi rule. In contrast, Bondy's dispassionate chronicle claims that Jewish inmates held Edelstein in esteem and did not consider him a German lackey. An attempt to elucidate the fate of Eastern Europe's Jews through the life of one individual, this biography will move readers of all persuasions. Photos. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Bondy, herself a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, has written a biography of Edelstein that is at the same time a history of the concentration camp of Theresienstadt. This is not simply an impressionistic account, but a historically accurate work as well. Theresienstadt was a Potemkin village during World War II, i.e., the Nazis used it to show off as a model city for the Jews. In fact, it was a way-station to the concentration camp Auschwitz. Bondy succeeds in showing the social,... read more

16. Sojourners. the return of German Jews and the question of identity. by

Sojourners. the return of German Jews and the question of identity. by
Author: Borneman, John Peck, Jeffrey M. (Contributor)

ISBN: 0-8032-1255-0
LCCN: 95003125
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Category: Jews

Pages: 309

Hardcover Univ of Nebraska Pr

From Booklist Presented here are 11 life histories and two essays, all of which are the result of 50 interviews, hundreds of hours of discussion, and four years of work on the part of the authors. The book is foremost a chronicling, not merely of 11 lives (seven from East Berlin and four from West Berlin) and two generations (parents and children), but of a piece of German history experienced and created by men and women who fled Germany in the 1930s, became refugees and often citizens in foreign countries, and then returned to live in a divided Berlin. Their lives differ from those of most German Jews in that they got away and did not perish in the Holocaust and that they did not remain in exile but repatriated. George Cohen

17American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945

American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945
Author: Breitman, Richard (Editor) Kraut, Alan M. (Editor)

ISBN: 0-253-30415-6
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Category: Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Emigration & Immigration

Pages: 324

Hardcover Indiana University Press

From Library Journal The story of the New Deal's turning its back on the oppressed of Europe has caused some historians to blame a deep strain of anti-Semitism in the United States on the failure of politicians to open the door to Jewish refugees in the 1930s. The authors reject this interpretation. U.S. actions grew out of the complex mix of Washington policy and political realities at a time when increased immigration was seen as aggravating unemployment in the Great Depression. Those who believe stories of anti-Semitic conspiracy or pervasive national prejudice may reject this conclusion, but the authors give a convincing scholarly explication of a tragic failure of policy. Charles K. Piehl, Mankato State Univ., Minn. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

18. Memory Fields

Memory Fields
Author: Breznitz, Shlomo

ISBN: 0-679-40403-1
LCCN: 92017323
Dewey: 943.7/004924 20
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 179

Hardcover Knopf

From Publishers Weekly University of Haifa psychology professor Breznitz, who was caught up in the Holocaust as a child, has written a spare and eloquent memoir of his experiences. Born into a Jewish family in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, he narrowly avoided transport to a concentration camp, because his parents, who were soon shipped to Auschwitz, managed to place the six-year-old Shlomo and his 10-year-old sister, Judith, in a Catholic orphanage, where they remained until the end of the war. There Shlomo strove to become a good Christian, hiding his circumcision from the other boys, who frequently treated him cruelly, and memorizing the Catholic litany so well that he was chosen to recite for the prelate. The pain of his memories of the convent was reinforced by an anti-Semitic incident that took place in 1959 when the author was traveling through Hungary as a member of the Israeli student chess team. The book is a moving contribution to Holocaust literature. 25,000 first printing; first serial to Parade. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal YA-- As a Jewish child, Breznitz was hidden in a Roman Catholic orphanage during the last, and in many cases most brutal and incomprehensible, year of German domination. He has only recently begun to allow himself to remember the cruelty of the other boys, the fear of the Germans and of exposure, and his awe of, and later love for, the sisters in whose care he had been, seemingly unceremoniously, dumped. His memories come slowly, and in fragments, and he knows much of what he is describing is a... read more

19. Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz: With Selected Prose

Letters and Drawings of Bruno Schulz: With Selected Prose
Author: Bruno Schulz Jerzy Ficowski

ISBN: 0-06-015896-4
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Category: Literature & Fiction : General : Classics

Pages: 256

Hardcover HarperCollins

From Publishers Weekly Schulz's hopeless dream of a renewal of society through inspiration and myth pervades these letters and fragments, mostly written in his native Polish village between 1933 and 1942 as the Nazi threat loomed ever larger. The same tortured spirit permeates his justly famous prose collections, The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. This morbidly shy crafts teacher, who was shot by an SS brute, wrote spiritually questing letters, some of which bear comparison with those of his idol, Rilke. But the most impressive selections are his essay on Kafka, whom Schulz considered deeply religious; his richly beautiful "The Republic of Dreams"; and his rhapsodic meditation, "Fatherland." The 70-odd pencil or ink drawings reproduced here reflect Schulz's neurotic preoccupation with dwarfish male freaks cowed by coy or powerful females. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Many contemporary readers met the Polish writer Bruno Schulz for the first time as a ghost-character in Cynthia Ozick's Messiah of Stockholm ( LJ 3/1/87). Who was this man whom Isaac Singer called "one of the most remarkable writers who ever lived"? There are few tangible facts, so these letters provide an invaluable and telling portrait. They cover the period from 1938 to 1942 (when, as a Jew, he was shot in the street by an SS agent) and are arranged by correspondent rather than... read more

20. Black days, white nights

Black days, white nights
Author: Carmel, Herman

ISBN: 0-88254-998-7
LCCN: 84010866
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Category: History : Military : World War II : Personal Narratives

Pages: 325

Hardcover Hippocrene Books

Includes index.

21. A Nightmare in History: The Holocaust 1933-1945

A Nightmare in History: The Holocaust 1933-1945
Author: Chaikin, Miriam

ISBN: 0-89919-461-3
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Category: Children's Books : Ages 9-12 : General

Pages: 150

Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv)

From Publishers Weekly Aided by archival photographs, Chaikin presents in 12 fact-filled chapters a stirring portrait of an unforgettable period. Ages 10-up. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. From School Library Journal Grade 7-10 A sober and somber chronology of a period in contemporary history that Chaikin appropriately labels a ``nightmare.'' The story of the havoc and tragedy caused by Hitler in 12 years is documented in relentless chronology that spares readers little. The book opens with a brief (necessarily simplified) history of anti-Semitism from the time of Jesus through the Middle Ages up to the 1917 Russian Revolution. Hitler's methods of making first Germany and then Europe ``Judenrein'' (free of... read more

22. The Widening Circle of Genocide (Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, Vol 3)

The Widening Circle of Genocide (Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, Vol 3)
Author: Charny, Israel W. (Editor) Charney, Israel W. (Editor)

ISBN: 1-56000-172-0
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Category: Genocide

Pages: 375

Hardcover Transaction Pub

"Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references and index.

23. Last Waltz in Vienna

Last Waltz in Vienna
Author: Clare, George

ISBN: 0-03-060406-0
LCCN: 81013292
Dewey: 943.6/13004924 B 19
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Category: Klaar family

Pages: 272

Hardcover Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

"Originally published in Germany in a translation under the title, Das waren die Klaars"--T.p. verso. Bibliography: p. 259-263. Includes index.

24. The tremendum : a theological interpretation of the Holocaust

The tremendum : a theological interpretation of the Holocaust
Author: Cohen, Arthur Allen

ISBN: 0-8245-0006-7
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Pages: 110

Unknown Binding Crossroad

25. Selling the Holocaust : From Auschwitz to Schindler, How History is Bought, Packaged and Sold

Selling the Holocaust : From Auschwitz to Schindler, How History is Bought, Packaged and Sold
Author: Cole, Tim

ISBN: 0-415-92581-9
LCCN: 99016916
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Category: History : Historical Study : Historiography

Pages: 224

Hardcover Routledge

From Publishers Weekly In 1997, the Bee Gees toured Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam, along with 700,000 other bubble-gum chewing, minicam-clutching voyeurs. A man was spotted at Auschwitz wearing, with supreme irony, a Megadeth T-shirt. Gifted with a sensitive understanding of the Holocaust, Cole, history professor at the University of Bristol, sets out to parse the shifting myths created from the historical event of the Holocaust, especially its morphing into a ubiquitous, feel-good affirmation of America's core values. In seeking to understand the subtle implications of marketing remembrance, Cole focuses on three figuresAAnne Frank, Adolph Eichmann and Oskar SchindlerAand three sitesAAuschwitz, Yad Vashem (Israel's Holocaust museum in Jerusalem) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. What does it mean when Schindler's List becomes a de facto primary historical text, or when the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (where Cole is a visiting fellow) is just one more item on an itinerary that includes the peep show thrills of the Texas Book Depository and Graceland? At a time when tourists flock to the Spielberg film location rather than to the actual ghetto, argues Cole, the Holocaust has been turned into a sort of virtual history. Cole's book makes an excellent complement to Peter Novick's superb The Holocaust in American Life (Forecasts, May 3), with which it shares an informed wariness about the perils of historical representation. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. The Washington Post Book World "...It is hard to argue with Cole's assertion that the worldwide image of the Holocaust is now being made in America."."

26. Unbroken: Resistance and Survival in the Concentration Camps

Unbroken: Resistance and Survival in the Concentration Camps
Author: Crome, Len

ISBN: 0-8052-0881-X
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Category: Huttner, Jonny

Pages: 174

Paperback Schocken Books

27. Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom. Ed by Raul Hilberg. Tr by Stanislaw Staron and the Staff of Yad Vashem. Tr by Dziennik Getta Warszaw

Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom. Ed by Raul Hilberg. Tr by Stanislaw Staron and the Staff of Yad Vashem. Tr by Dziennik Getta Warszaw
Author: Czerniakow, Adam Hilberg, Raul Staron, Stanislaw Kermish, Joseph

ISBN: 0-8128-2523-3
LCCN: 78009272
Dewey: 943.8/4
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 420

Hardcover Stein & Day Pub

Adam Czerniakow was a Polish Jew who killed himself on July 23, 1942 - on the face of it not an uncommon occurrence in those times. But there is more to the story than the tragic death of one man among so many millions. Czerniakow was for almost three years the chairman of the Warsaw Judenrat - a Jew, devoted to his people, who served as the Nazi-sponsored "mayor" of the Warsaw Ghetto. His personal dealings with the German authorities bring to this daily record of events a depth of knowledge, accuracy of detail, and panorama of view that was possible to no other participant in the epic prelude to the final doom of the largest captive Jewish community in Eastern Europe. This secret journal is not only the testimony of an unbearable personal burden but the documentary of the Ghetto's terminal agony. - Peter Osnos A nightmare Alice-in-Wonderland...intensely dramatic entries. The diary makes a deep, deep impression. Booknews Reprint of the English version of the Czerniakow diary, which first appeared in a Hebrew translation in 1968. A unique document of the Jewish catastrophe, it encapsulates the constriction of the Warsaw Jews before they were swept away by deportations, and it describes the multiplicity of their problems. The author, who killed himself in 1942 after serving as the Nazi-sponsored "mayor" of the Warsaw Ghetto, recorded not only the testimony of his unbearable personal burden but a documentary of the Ghetto's terminal agony. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com) Booknews Reprint of the English version of the Czerniakow diary, which first appeared in a Hebrew translation in 1968. A unique document of the Jewish catastrophe, it encapsulates the constriction of the Warsaw Jews before they were swept away by deportations, and it describes the multiplicity of their problems. The author, who killed himself in 1942 after serving as the Nazi-sponsored "mayor" of the Warsaw Ghetto, recorded not only the testimony of his unbearable personal burden but a documentary of the Ghetto's terminal agony. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

28. Outcast: A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin

Outcast: A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin
Author: Deutschkron, Inge Steinberg, Jean (Translator)

ISBN: 0-88064-116-9
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Pages: 262

Hardcover Fromm Intl

From Publishers Weekly As a 10-year-old in 1933, the author was for the first time made aware of being a Jew. Brought up by secular, socialistic parents in middle-class Berlin, she had her identity thrust upon her with savage suddenness when life became dangerous for her family. She describes the subterfuges and schemes, and escape by her father to England, that kept her and her mother alive in Nazi Germany and later, during the Russian invasion. In an unassuming memoir, Deutschkron, a journalist in Tel Aviv, contributes a footnote to the ever-growing anecdotal history of the Holocaust. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

29. Journey to Poland

Journey to Poland
Author: Doblin, Alfred Neugroschel, Joachim (Translator)

ISBN: 1-55778-267-9
LCCN: 90040595
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 274

Hardcover Marlowe & Co

Translation of: Reise in Polen. Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-274).

30Auschwitz: 1270 To the Present

Auschwitz: 1270 To the Present
Author: Dwork, Deborah Pelt, Robert Jan Van Jan Van Pelt, Robert Van Pelt, Robert-Jan (Contributor)

ISBN: 0-393-03933-1
LCCN: 95040275
Dewey: 940.53/18 20
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 443

Hardcover W.W. Norton & Company

From Publishers Weekly Founded by Germans in 1270 and sold to Polish King Casimir IV in 1457, the small provincial town of Auschwitz (Oswiecim in Polish) became a pawn in power struggles between Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Hungary. When Hitler annexed this border town to the Reich in 1939 as German troops smashed Poland, the Nazis celebrated their push to reclaim the "German East," a mythologized, racially pure domain once contested by medieval knights of the Teutonic Order, who ruled Prussia in the 13th century after virtually exterminating the native population and repopulating the town with Germans. The concentration camp established in Auschwitz's suburbs in 1940-designed as a transit camp for Poles being shipped west as slave laborers-was soon transformed into an extermination camp for killing Jews. Using 224 photographs and architectural plans, as well as oral histories of survivors, this careful, detached study traces the camp's evolution into a site where more than one million people were killed and through January 1945, when the remaining 60,000 prisoners underwent a forced march into Germany. Dwork is a professor of Holocaust studies at Clark University in Mass.; van Pelt a cultural history professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Dwork (Children with a Star, LJ 2/15/91) and Pelt (cultural history, Univ. of Waterloo) have written a striking and unusual book. Auschwitz is infamous because it was the largest of the Nazi extermination camps, but Dwork and Pelt delve into its pre-Nazi past to show how it served as a key site for other reasons. Auschwitz (in Polish, Oswiecim), an eastern border town, became a symbol of the German myth of a bucolic medieval past full of achievement. The authors examine how a tourist town of... read more

31. Children With a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe

Children With a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe
Author: Dwork, Deborah

ISBN: 0-300-05054-2
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Pages: 354

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

From School Library Journal YA-- A poignant and gripping story by an author who writes with a heart. Dwork begins her history by reiterating the grim statistic that only 11 percent of European Jewish children survived the war and that over one and a half million children were killed. She documents her narrative by weaving personal recollections of survivors and entries from their diaries. Readers will be transfixed by the children's daily lives--the ordinariness as well as the atrocities. A new dimension in books about the Holocaust. --Mary Quinn, Fairfax County Pub . Lib . , VA Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal By focusing on the shattering experiences and daily routines of children during the period of Nazi domination in Europe, Dwork succeeds in illuminating a previously unexplored chapter of social history. Relying heavily on quotations from diaries, letters, and interviews, garnered through extensive research, Dwork de scribes daily living as seen through the eyes of children. She plumbs the sorrows of parents desperately trying to save their children by placing them with foster Christian families... read more

32. Children of the Holocaust: Conversations With Sons and Daughters of Survivors

Children of the Holocaust: Conversations With Sons and Daughters of Survivors
Author: Epstein, Helen

ISBN: 0-399-12316-4
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33. Inside the Fourth Reich

Inside the Fourth Reich
Author: Erdstein, Erich

ISBN: 0-312-41885-X
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34. Oskar Schindler and His List: The Man, the Book, the Film, the Holocaust and Its Survivors

Oskar Schindler and His List: The Man, the Book, the Film, the Holocaust and Its Survivors
Author: Fensch, Thomas (Editor) Stenhouse, Herbert (Introduction)

ISBN: 0-8397-6472-3
LCCN: 95013696
Dewey: 362.87/81/092 B 20
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 270

Hardcover Paul S. Eriksson

From Booklist Schindler's List, the movie based on the nonfiction novel based on the life of the German businessman who saved scores of Jews from the Holocaust, has become a beginning study "text" for individuals and school, college, and independent learning classes alike. This is a casebook to aid such study. It corrals two immediately postwar journalists' testimonies about the man Schindler, three pieces on Thomas Keneally's book, more than 140 pages of reviews of and reportage on Steven Spielberg's film, and more than 50 pages of journalistic punditry on the Holocaust that the movie's success provoked. An annotated bibliography of Holocaust writings concludes the solid, popularly oriented (the heaviest reading here comes from The New Yorker) collection. Ray Olson From Book News, Inc. Details of a 1949 interview with the now-famous Schindler open this collection of essays, articles, reviews, and interviews culled primarily from newspapers, magazines, and news services that illuminate the German businessman and the international effects of his story. The essays show how Thomas Keneally came to write Schindler's List, how Steven Speilberg came to make the book into a movie, and how uncovering Schindler's rescue of many Jewish lives has altered Holocaust awareness in our time.... read more

35. And the Sun Kept Shining

And the Sun Kept Shining
Author: Ferderber-Salz, Bertha

ISBN: 0-89604-017-8
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Pages: 240

Paperback Holocaust Publications

36. Less Than Slaves: Jewish Forced Labor and the Quest for Compensation

Less Than Slaves: Jewish Forced Labor and the Quest for Compensation
Author: Ferencz, Benjamin B.,

ISBN: 0-674-52525-6
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Pages: 249

Hardcover Harvard Univ Pr

Book Description This engrossing narrative is a vital resource for all who are concerned with the moral, legal, and practical implications of the recent explosive outburst of claims for compensation from victims of persecution throughout the world. First published in 1979, this absorbing firsthand account now returns to print with the author's penetrating evaluation of its significance and current relevance. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. About the Author Benjamin B. Ferencz was the prosecutor at the Nuremberg trial of the SS Einsatzgruppen. Now past 81, Ferencz remains active as a teacher, lecturer, and author of books on international law and articles dealing with the creation of an international criminal court. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

37. Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943

Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943
Author: Fischer, Erica McCown, Edna (Translator)

ISBN: 0-06-018350-0
LCCN: 95030916
Dewey: 943.1/55086/092 B 20
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Category: Gay & Lesbian : Nonfiction : General

Pages: 288

Hardcover HarperCollins

Amazon.com Acclaimed in Germany and England, this tragic and remarkable real-life love story won a Lambda Literary Award when it was first published in America in 1995. Lilly Wust ("Aimée") was a conventional middle-class mother of four, estranged from her philandering husband, when she met Felice Schragenheim ("Jaguar") in 1941. Their passionate affair unfolded against the backdrop of the deportation of Jews from Berlin, but several months passed before Felice could even bring herself to tell Lilly that she was Jewish and living illegally on the streets. "I knew, of course, what it meant," Lilly recalled in old age. "Not for a moment did I think that I too could be in danger. On the contrary, all I wanted to do now was to save her." Lilly's heroic efforts to conceal and protect Felice through the next two years make for painful and inspiring reading. Felice was arrested in August 1944 and sent her last letter to Lilly four months later. In 1981 Lilly was awarded the German Federal Service Cross, though no one could read this as a happy ending. --Regina Marler --This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Publishers Weekly This book doesn't seem to realize it is less about lesbianism and love than it is a jolting social history?achtung. It purports to be a tender wartime memoir of two Berlin lesbian lovers, one of whom turns out to be perhaps the most ordinary woman in Nazi Germany. It is hard to put down. Our sympathy is tapped because one of the lovers, Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar), is a U-boat?a Jew living underground. Fischer, a Viennese feminist and journalist, pieces together diaries, interviews,... read more

38. In the Shadow of the Reich

In the Shadow of the Reich
Author: Frank, Niklas Wensinger, Arthur S. Hoey, Carol Clew (Translator) Segal, Jonathan B. (Editor)

ISBN: 0-394-58345-0
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Hardcover Knopf

From Library Journal This is a translation of Frank's book Der Vater eine Abrechnung (Bertelsmann, c.1987). Abrechnung is a settling of accounts. Frank is a reporter for Stern magazine. He is also the son of Hans Frank, governor general of Poland during World War II, who was later executed for war crimes at Nuremberg. Shadow consists of a monolog from Frank to his father in hell, done mostly with hatred and contempt. The reader is uncomfortable because it is like sitting in on a stranger's therapy. The book occasionally borders on bad taste. Nevertheless, it is an important book. It represents the struggle in Germany that has become more intense since reunification. How does a generation deal with the unspeakable sins of its parents? Either the reaction is "what has it to do with me?" or utter contempt. Frank has chosen the latter; just don't mistake his bile for history. For those who worry about reunification, they may find comfort in this brutal reexamination of German Seele soul. For others, the book is akin to Gunter Grass's "Onion Nightclub" in Tin Drum (1962), where people went after the war to peel an onion and cry. Recommended for public and academic libraries. - Randall L. Schroeder, Augustana Coll., Rock Is land, Ill. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Kirkus Reviews A bitter and often shocking memoir of Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, by his journalist son. Beginning with the fact, learned apparently from an aunt, that his mother had no orgasm when he was conceived, and proceeding on to a detailed discussion of his father's execution after he was convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg, including speculation as to the quality of the sound when his father's neck snapped, Frank gives a chronological account of his father's checkered career. A lawyer... read more

39. Adenauer's Germany and the Nazi past. The politics of amnesty and integration

Adenauer's Germany and the Nazi past. the politics of amnesty and integration
Author: Frei, Norbert Golb, Joel (Translator) Stern, Fritz (Introduction)

ISBN: 0-231-11882-1
LCCN: 2002073502
Dewey: 940.53/144/0943 21
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Category: Nonfiction : Politics : History & Theory

Pages: 365

Hardcover Columbia University Press

From Library Journal Frei's analysis of the relationship between the politics of the nascent West German state and what came to be known as the "unsurmounted past" (the issue of Nazi criminality) provides a new perspective on how former Nazis were reintegrated into mainstream German society. Frei (history, Ruhr Univ., Bochum) demonstrates that the legal debates about amnesty for former Nazis played a central role in the new republic's political machinations. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's effort to build political consensus also led to a concerted drive to end the denazification campaigns of the various allied commissions. Historians have long known that the Allies caused resentment with their ability to intervene in internal German affairs such as arresting German citizens independently of Bonn's wishes; less defined, until now, were the political dynamics that resulted from such intervention. Ultimately, Frei's analysis demonstrates how German resentment of the Allied occupation led to a widespread acceptance of the idea that Germany was being victimized by the occupiers and to the downplaying of the "burden" of recent history. Unfortunately for such an important subject, the translation from the original German is often awkward and convoluted. Recommended for specialized collections. Frederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus Ctr. of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description Of all the aspects of recovery in postwar Germany perhaps none was as critical or as complicated as the matter of dealing with Nazi criminals, and, more broadly, with the Nazi past. While on the international stage German officials spoke with contrition of their nation´s burden of guilt, at home questions of responsibility and retribution were not so clear. In this masterful examination of Germany under Adenauer, Norbert Frei shows that, beginning in 1949, the West German government... read more

40. After Long Silence: A Memoir

After Long Silence: A Memoir
Author: Fremont, Helen

ISBN: 0-385-33369-2
LCCN: 98030363
Dewey: 940.53/18/092 B 21
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 368

Hardcover Delacorte Press

Amazon.com In her mid-30s Helen Fremont discovered that, although she had been raised in the Midwest as a Catholic, she was in fact the daughter of Polish Jews whose families had been exterminated in the Holocaust. Fremont's tender but unsparing memoir chronicles the voyage of discovery she took with her older sister, ferreting out information from Jewish organizations and individuals and worrying about its impact on their angry, overpowering father and reticent, nightmare-plagued mother. Fremont has the courage to paint a nearly unsympathetic portrait of her parents' secretiveness and initial reluctance to have their children dredge up the past; as the narrative unfolds, readers comprehend the tormented roots of their behavior without forgetting the psychological problems it created for their daughters. Fremont's re-creation of her parents' ghastly ordeals--her mother narrowly escaping the murder of nearly every Jew in her hometown; her father surviving six years in the Soviet gulag--is a triumph of dogged research and sympathetic imagination. Her book tells a deeply American story of identity lost and reclaimed, complete with Fremont coming out to her parents as a lesbian, yet it also achieves understanding of the dark European past and its icy grip on her family. --Wendy Smith From Publishers Weekly Fremont's memoir is an incredible tale of survival, a beautiful love story and a suspenseful account of how the author's investigation of her roots shattered fiercely guarded family secrets. Raised Roman Catholic in a Michigan suburb, Fremont knew that her parents had been in concentration camps. Her Polish mother, Batya, was interned in Mussolini's Italy, and her Hungarian-born father, Kovik, was sentenced to life in the Siberian gulag. But her parents refused to talk about their past, and they... read more

41. Out of the Whirlwind

Out of the Whirlwind
Author: Friedlander, Albert H. (Editor)

ISBN: 0-8052-0517-9
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Pages: 536

Hardback, HUC Press

Synopsis An anthology of prose and poetry reveals the horrors of the Nazi inferno and profound implications about the nature of man.

42. Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe

Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe
Author: Friedlander, Saul

ISBN: 0-253-32483-1
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 160

Hardcover Indiana University Press

Book Description Throughout these essays Saul Friedlander is concerned about the relationship between memory and history, the stages in the evolution of attitudes toward the Nazi epoch and the Shoah in both German and Jewish memory, and the gap between individual memory and the collective re-elaboration of the past. "The passage from memory to history", he states, "the changing attitudes toward this epoch, the waning of individual memory lead of necessity (with or without the impact of decisive political normalization) to the expulsion of terror from the presence of those years". The book includes chapters on Nazism, the German struggles with memory, the new German debates about the "final solution", Israeli memory of the Shoah and the Shoah in present historical consciousness, the genesis and various interpretations of the "final solution", the extermination of the Jews in Europe, the historicization of National Socialism, and the views of Martin Broszat. Consideration is given to the implications of German reunification.

43. Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 (Vol 1)

Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 (Vol 1)
Author: Friedlander, Saul Griedlander

ISBN: 0-06-019042-6
LCCN: 96021915
Dewey: 940.53/18 20
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 448

Hardcover HarperCollins

From Publishers Weekly Extermination. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal The first of a two-volume study on Hitler's Final Solution, this important work comes from a noted Holocaust survivor. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

44. Reflections of Nazism

Reflections of Nazism
Author: Friedlander, Saul Weyr, Thomas

ISBN: 0-06-015097-1
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Pages: 141

Hardcover Indiana University Press

45. The Cap: The Price of a Life

The Cap: The Price of a Life
Author: Frister, Roman Halkin, Hillel (Translator)

ISBN: 0-8021-1659-0
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Pages: 384

Hardcover Grove Press

Amazon.com "The path to freedom from self-destructive qualms ran over the corpses of those nobler than you," Roman Frister writes in his bone-chilling autobiography. Moving between his childhood in Silesia, adolescence in Nazi concentration camps, postwar career as a journalist in Communist Poland and later in Israel (to which he emigrated in 1957), Frister's nonchronological narrative is carefully structured to slowly reveal the Holocaust's devastating impact on an individual life. Young Roman watches a German officer kill his mother with a single blow, then is forced to lie on her cooling corpse; at 15, he sits by his dying father's bed, thinking only of the half-loaf of bread underneath it: "I was afraid it might crumble before he stopped breathing." Frister does nothing to soften such horrific experiences, nor does he share his emotions. Yet readers will sense the author is not unfeeling, but rather in a state of profound moral shock that endures to scar his adult existence. The "thick layer of callousness" he wrapped around himself in the camps may seem to enfold him still, but it's peeled away by his ferocious passion for truth, however unsavory. As a colleague tells Frister after reading his account of saving his own life by stealing the cap of a fellow prisoner (who was shot), "You've demonstrated what honesty means." --Wendy Smith From Publishers Weekly Staggering in its honesty, Frister's memoir of his life in Poland as it was shaped by WWII has been deservedly praised in the international press. The book, ably translated from Hebrew, sparked controversy in Israel for its bleak assessment of the moral ambiguity of some Jews' responses to the oppression of the Holocaust. Frister's shocking opening image evokes how the camps dehumanized the prisoners: "no one thought of tomorrow. We lived by the minute, the secret of our modest happiness being... read more

46. Blood and Banquets: A Berlin Diary 1930-38

Blood and Banquets: A Berlin Diary 1930-38
Author: Fromm, Bella Rossner, Judith

ISBN: 0-671-75139-5
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Paperback Touchstone Books

From Publishers Weekly Fromm (1900-1972), an upper-class Jewish society columnist for a Berlin newspaper, kept a diary of the Nazis' rise to power. This was a BOMC, History Book Club and Jewish Book Club alternate in cloth. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

47. Plays of the Holocaust: An International Anthology

Plays of the Holocaust: An International Anthology
Author: Fuchs, Elinor (Photographer)

ISBN: 0-930452-63-1
LCCN: 87009997
Dewey: 808.82/9358 19
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Category: Literature & Fiction : Drama : Anthologies

Pages: 310

Paperback Theatre Communications Group

Bibliography: p. 303-310.

48. The Divided Nation: A History of Germany, 1918-1990

The Divided Nation: A History of Germany, 1918-1990
Author: Fulbrook, Mary

ISBN: 0-19-507570-6
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Pages: 405

Hardcover Oxford University Press

Book Description Covering all major aspects of German history from the Weimar Republic through reunification, this new textbook offers a remarkably rich, insightful survey of a difficult and controversial subject. It integrates East German history more fully than competing texts, offering a precisely nuanced picture of life in the GDR and a compelling account of the roots of the 1989 revolution, and incorporates the latest research in social and economic history to deepen and vivify the political narrative. A unique advantage is its full, and fully accessible, examination of current historiographical debates in the field. Comprehensive, cogent, and judiciously balanced, The Divided Nation will become a standard text for undergraduate and graduate courses. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Synopsis This study covers the history of Germany from the Weimar Republic to German reunification. It features a detailed examination of the integration of East Germany, aspects of social and economic history, and a survey of the intense debates surrounding contemporary German history.

49. Home Is Somewhere Else: Autobiography in Two Voices (Suny Series, Margins of Literature)

Home Is Somewhere Else: Autobiography in Two Voices (Suny Series, Margins of Literature)
Author: Furst, Desider Furst, Lilian R.

ISBN: 0-7914-1969-X
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Pages: 235

Hardcover State Univ of New York Pr

From Book News, Inc. An Austrian father and daughter alternate chapters to recount how in 1938 they found themselves with German passports stamped with the red J for Jewish, escaped from Vienna and made their way to London where they lived out the war as enemy aliens, and emigrated to the US in 1971. Their story is typical of many eastern Europeans of the period. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

50. The Imposter

The Imposter
Author: Fuss, Naftali Dov Dov Fuss, Naftali

ISBN: 9652290858
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Pages: 192

Hardcover Gefen Books

Masqueradings as a Polish Christian, Dov Fuss had only one stealth and his wits as weapon in the fight to stay alive in Germany's backyard.

51. Escape into Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman's Extraordinary Survival During World War II

Escape into Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman's Extraordinary Survival During World War II
Author: Games, Sonia

ISBN: 0-944007-76-7
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Pages: 271

Hardcover SPI Books

From School Library Journal Grade 8-12-- In a heart-rending first-person narrative, a Polish Jew vividly recounts her six perilous years of survival during World War II. At age ten, following the horrifying 1939 bomb raid in Praszka, she and her mother escaped to Lodz, but discovered that no place was safe. When they returned to their beloved home, Games silently noticed both subtle changes and obvious ones: swarms of SS men garbed in chilling black uniforms, newly established anti-Jewish laws. But she had boundless energy and undying determination; her personal vendetta was to survive as she took unmitigated risks to assist her family and loved ones. The author shows herself to have been a true heroine, defying death time and time again, not only using wit and stamina, but also by courageously aiding underground resistance groups and obtaining false identification papers imperative to her safety. Games's voice is clear and resonant; she deftly re-creates the terrors of the war without judgment, but so the world may know and remember the tragedies of the Holocaust. Reminiscent of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl (Doubleday, 1967) and Ruth Minsky Sender's The Cage (Macmillan, 1986), this book has at its center a shining individual whose personal triumphs will touch readers. -Debra S. Gold, Warrensville Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library , OH Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

52. A Survivor

A Survivor
Author: Garbarz, Moshe Garbarz, Elie Garbarz, Jean-Jacques (Translator)

ISBN: 0-8143-2372-3
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Pages: 274

Hardcover Wayne State Univ Pr

When he entered Auschwitz in 1942, Moshe Garbarz was welcomed by a fellow inmate with a bitter speech. "Tough luck, be brave," he was told, "No one can do anything for you here; there's no organization, everybody dies; you have three more weeks to live." But for Garbarz, those three weeks became three years. Here is his riveting story of endurance and remembrance. First published in France in 1984, A Survivor documents the daily struggle of an ordinary man to live through the wrenching hell of the Nazi death camps of World War II. In this simple diary of everyday events, Garbarz relives the horror and barbarism that he witnessed--the forced labor, near starvation, terrible beatings--helplessly watching the deaths of friends. He tells of his jobs in the camps--transporting the dead, installing the lighting for mass graves, and slaving deep below the earth in a coal mine. Although A Survivor is filled with ghastly detail and terrible tragedy, this story has moments of humor and a rich sense of appreciation for the twists and turns of fate. Garbarz endured the unendurable and returned to bear witness to one of history's darkest chapters. Told in a uniquely personal way, this is an unforgettable story of beating the odds, living moment by moment, and surviving at all costs under the most crushing of circumstances. A Survivor is a monumental testimony, as well as an inspirational affirmation of the indestructible strength of the human spirit. Booknews Documents the daily struggle of an ordinary man, Moshe Garbarz, to live through the daily horror and hell of the Nazi death camps of WWII. First published in France in 1984, and translated from the French by Jean-Jacques Garbars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

53. Neo-Nazis: A Growing Threat (Issues in Focus)

Neo-Nazis: A Growing Threat (Issues in Focus)
Author: Gay, Kathlyn

ISBN: 0-89490-901-0
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Pages: 112

Library Binding Enslow Publishers, Inc.

From School Library Journal Grade 7 Up. This timely and topical book traces the origins and beliefs of the approximately 3500 neo-Nazi skinheads in this country and describes their connections with other radical groups of the right. By identifying the leaders of this paramilitary subculture with rabid anti-Semitic philosophies, Gay shows the links between the skinheads and various racist groups such as the KKK and the Christian Identity movement. Organizations such as the Aryan Nations and the White Aryan Resistance are included. Militia groups are added to the informal underground network of hate groups that target Jews, blacks, liberals, and the federal government itself as threats to white Christian America. In eight chapters, the author discusses the incidents of violence and crime associated with these groups, and explains how Ruby Ridge and Waco became rallying cries for anti-government sentiment. She builds a factual case showing the leadership, the written propaganda, and the political actions that encourage the growth of hate groups. Black-and-white photos appear throughout. The author's conclusion is that a global subculture exists that must be combated through education, legislation, and grassroots action by civil rights groups. This book will aid in the education of young people by demonstrating the linkages in ideology and actions of the various hate groups. It's an eye-opener.?Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

54. Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II
Author: Gay, Ruth

ISBN: 0-300-09271-7
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 368

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

From Publishers Weekly How has there come to be a Jewish population more than 100,000 strong in the land Hitler promised to make "Judenrein"? As Gay shows in this intriguing if uneven history, Germany ironically served as a haven for Eastern European Jewish immigrants immediately after the war, when a quarter-million Jews were housed, under the protection of the Allies, in displaced persons camps. Gay's discussion of this is the strongest part of her book, as she deftly examines the dynamics of the "surviving remnant" of European Jewry as it tried to rebuild itself amid the ashes of the Holocaust, creating schools, arts organizations and families. As Gay notes poignantly, "the last flowering, the last living moment of Polish Jewish culture, played itself out in the D.P. camps in Germany." As soon as they could, however, most of the Jews emigrated. Germany's Jewish population then struggled with small numbers and the legacy of Nazism for more than 40 years. As Gay (who won a National Jewish Book Award for Unfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America) tracks the life of Jews in both East and West Germany, the book loses focus. But as she details the influx of tens of thousands of Jews from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s, the narrative picks up again as she shows how this latest set of refugees has the opportunity to create a new, vibrant German Jewry. 30 illus. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal In this succinct and well-documented study, Gay, a renowned writer of Jewish history and winner of the 1997 National Jewish Book Award, illustrates the many tensions that have existed for Germany's postwar Jewish population. She draws on both primary and secondary sources to organize her work into six lengthy chapters, each discussing a different aspect of prewar and postwar Jewish experience. Although the title implies that Jews were "safe" in Germany, it is somewhat misleading, as the author... read more

55. Hunter and hunted; human history of the Holocaust. Selected and edited by..

Hunter and hunted; human history of the Holocaust. Selected and edited by..
Author: Gerd Korman

ISBN: 0-670-38819-X
LCCN: 72139397
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Category: History : Europe : Poland

Pages: 320

Hardcover Viking Press

Bibliography: p. 309.

56. Auschwitz and the Allies

Auschwitz and the Allies
Author: Gilbert, Martin

ISBN: 0-03-059284-4
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Pages: 368

Unknown Binding Holt, Rinehart, and Winston

57. Final Journey

Final Journey
Author: Gilbert, Martin

ISBN: 0-8317-3325-X
LCCN: 79015913
Dewey: 940.53/1503/924
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Pages: 224

Hardcover Smithmark Publishing

Includes bibliographical references and index.

58. Holocaust Journey

Holocaust Journey
Author: Gilbert, Martin

ISBN: 0-231-10964-4
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Pages: 288

Hardcover Columbia University Press

From Library Journal Gilbert (Holocaust studies, Univ. of London; History of the Twentieth Century, LJ 9/15/97) has added an interesting dimension to Holocaust studies by chronicling a tour of Holocaust sites that he conducted with a dozen students and friends; the text of documents they studied at each stop is included. Gilbert not only describes their itinerary and the problems of conducting a tour but integrates the history of European Jewry into his narrative. He then details the specific events of the Holocaust associated with each location. Although many of his stories are well known to students of the Shoah, the result is more than a chronicle of his tour, for the book provides a window into how more than a millennium of Jewish history came to an end and in many cases almost vanished. Recommended for all Judaica collections and Holocaust libraries.?Frederic Krome, Northern Kentucky Univ., Highland Heights Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Literary Review (UK) The achievement of Gilbert's Holocaust Journey is to reduce to comprehensible, human terms, the scale of genocide that to many is still unimaginable.

59. The Boys: The Untold Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors

The Boys: The Untold Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors
Author: Gilbert, Martin

ISBN: 0-8050-4402-7
LCCN: 96050910
Dewey: 940.53/18/083 21
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : Historical : General

Pages: 480

Hardcover Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

Amazon.com At the end of World War II, Britain offered to take in 1,000 young survivors of the German concentration camps; only 732 could be found. The Boys is the story of those children, mostly Polish and Hungarian Jews who, against all odds, survived the horrors of the camps. The title is slightly misleading, as there were a few girls in the group; however, girls under the age of 16 were murdered in the camps at much higher rates than boys. At the time of their ordeal, most of these children were in their teens, though a few were younger. By the time the war ended and the camps were liberated, many were near death. The youths' survival was certainly due in part to their own determination to live, but it was also a matter of chance--unexpected kindness, serendipitous opportunities, the luck of the draw. Drawn together by their shared experience, "the boys" remained close after emigration to England, and even though several of them have since moved to America and Canada, they continue to celebrate their friendship with an annual dinner. Author Martin Gilbert has attended these reunions for 20 years. Three years ago he suggested the boys send him their recollections of life in the camps, and from these memories this book takes its shape. Harrowing, horrifying, yet deeply moving, The Boys stands as a testimonial to those who survived the Holocaust as well as those who did not. From Library Journal In this work, based on interviews, letters, and unpublished reminiscences, historian Gilbert (Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century, LJ 10/1/96) competently weaves together the experiences of 732 young Holocaust survivors. They depict scenes ranging from life in pre-war Poland and Hungary to the ghettos, camps, and death marches, and, finally liberation. Known as "the boys" even though they include about 80 girls, these young people survived unspeakable horrors, often seeing family members and... read more

60. The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War

The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
Author: Gilbert, Martin

ISBN: 0-03-062416-9
LCCN: 85005523
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Pages: 959

Hardcover Holt Rinehart & Winston

Amazon.com A compelling book on an ugly subject, The Holocaust may be the finest book available for those who want a general understanding of how the rise of the Nazis in Germany impacted the Jewish people--as well as those who want to learn exactly what was at stake in the Second World War. When The Holocaust was first published in 1986, Elie Wiesel gave it a glowing review, writing, "This book must be read and reread." It occasionally seems like a numbing catalog of unspeakable horrors, but how else does one write a comprehensive history of such a great tragedy? Gilbert is an accomplished author with a frighteningly long list of books to his credit; this is among his best. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Publishers Weekly A poignant introduction by the author (official biographer of Winston Churchill) is followed by his instructive analysis of anti-Semitism in Europe, from Martin Luther's venomous fulminations against Jews to the motivating power of anti-Semitism in the National Socialist movement. Hitler's "final solution" began formally within hours of the German invasion of Russia, a campaign that, as Gilbert shows, provided an opportunity for genocide hitherto lacking. With a relentless accumulation of detail... read more

61. The Journey Back from Hell: An Oral History: Conversations With Concentration Camp Survivors

The Journey Back from Hell: An Oral History: Conversations With Concentration Camp Survivors
Author: Gill, Anton Gill, Artor

ISBN: 0-688-08847-3
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Pages: 494

Hardcover William Morrow

62. Vorher und Nachher : der Weg eines Österreichers

Vorher und Nachher : der Weg eines Österreichers
Author: Goldner, Franz

ISBN: 3-203-50912-1
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Pages: 191

Unknown Binding Europaverlag

Includes index.

63. The Last Jews in Berlin

The Last Jews in Berlin
Author: Gross, Leonard

ISBN: 0-671-24727-1
LCCN: 81021347
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Pages: 349

Hardcover Simon & Schuster

Los Angeles Times "A tour de force . . . A consummately suspenseful narrative . . . remindful, in [its] exquisite detail, of Capote's In Cold Blood --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Los Angeles Herald Examiner "An historian's book, a storyteller's book, and - most of all - a reader's book . . . All the real-life stuff of a John le Carr novel" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

64. Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943. ghetto underground, revolt

Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943. ghetto underground, revolt
Author: Gutman, Israel Gutman, Yisrael Friedman, Ina R. (Translator)

ISBN: 0-253-33174-9
LCCN: 81047570
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Category: History : Europe : Poland

Pages: 487

Hardcover Indiana University Press

Book Description This work chronicles the struggle of Warsaw Jewry from the outbreak of World War II (September 1939) through the final and most tragic chapter in the history of the community--the armed Jewish uprising, the annihilation of the remnant Jewish community, and the destruction of the traditional Jewish sector of the city (April-May 1943). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

65. The Meaning of Hitler

The Meaning of Hitler
Author: Haffner, Sebastian Haffner, Sebastain Osers, Ewald (Translator)

ISBN: 0-674-55775-1
LCCN: 82021346
Dewey: 943.086/092/4 B 19
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Pages: 165

Paperback Harvard Univ Pr

Translation of: Anmerkungen zu Hitler. Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1979.

66. The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust (Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies)

The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust (Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies)
Author: Hartman, Geoffrey H.

ISBN: 0-253-33033-5
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Pages: 179

Hardcover Indiana University Press

From Book News, Inc. Hartman (English, comparative literature, Yale U.) explores issues surrounding the Holocaust in scholarly and personal essays, focusing on the many forms of response to the Holocaust, including historical research, survivors' testimony, and film and literary treatment. He describes the work of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, and analyzes the implications of the use of video in preserving survivors' testimonies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or. Book Description In this series of interlinked essays, Geoffrey Hartman draws upon his pioneering interests in the collection of Holocaust survivor video testimony and his personal experience as a child of the Kindertransport to explore life and culture, meaning, and memory in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Taking up the anguished question of many survivors, "has the world learned anything?", Hartman discusses issues of representation and ethics, the relations between first- and second-generation... read more --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

67. In the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Second Generation

In the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Second Generation
Author: Hass, Aaron

ISBN: 0-8014-2477-1
LCCN: 90055124
Dewey: 940.53/18/019 20
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Pages: 178

Hardcover Cornell Univ Pr

From Library Journal Hass, a clinical psychologist, studies his and others' experiences to learn what it means to be a child of Holocaust survivors. Drawing on a cross-section of testimony and piecing together common threads, he finds that the children of survivors felt the Holocaust to be a constant presence even when it was not discussed. They did not want to cause any more pain for their parents, and this often created an emotionally stifling atmosphere. One chapter is entitled, "For this I survived the camps?"--a query bound to create psychological turmoil in any youngster. The second generation are now in their 30s and 40s, beginning to come to terms with their unique experience. This important book, free from academic jargon, is recommended for most large libraries. -Paul Kaplan, Highland Park P.L., Ill. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description What are the effects of growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust? Drawing on interviews and survey materials, Aaron Hass provides a vibrant account of the experiences of survivors' children. Now in their thirties and forties, these men and women describe their relationships with their parents and offer their perceptions of the impact of the Holocaust on their families. They give voice to memories and feelings about which some of them have never spoken before. A child of survivors himself and a... read more --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

68. Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World

Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World
Author: Hayes, Peter (Designer)

ISBN: 0-8101-0955-7
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Pages: 373

Hardcover Northwestern University Press

From Publishers Weekly Based on papers presented by Holocaust scholars at a conference held at Northwestern University in 1989, this earnest, valuable survey challenges the notion that the Holocaust is incomprehensible, alien and distant. Comparing the Holocaust with medieval anti-Semitism, the witch-hunts of the 15th to 18th centuries and the Gulag, Steven T. Katz demonstrates why the latter three were not genocidal and why the Nazi Final Solution was ``unprecedented and unparalleled.'' Alvin H. Rosenfeld questions if the dramatic and film versions of the enormously popular diary are a faithful portrayal of the image of Anne Frank and that of the larger Jewish tragedy she symbolizes, or if these media cheapen and distort, converting Anne Frank into a ``ready-at-hand formula for easy forgiveness.'' Nechama Tec's 10-year study of the nature of altruistic Polish Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust shows that these Poles overwhelmingly emphasize that they had responded to the persecution and suffering of the victims and not to their Jewishness. Hayes wrote Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi Era. Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

69. Against All Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America

Against All Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America
Author: Helmreich, William B.

ISBN: 0-671-66956-7
LCCN: 92019790
Dewey: 940.53/18/092273 B 20
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Pages: 384

Hardcover Simon & Schuster

From Publishers Weekly The special refugee community of 140,000 Holocaust survivors who by 1953 had immigrated to the U.S. is the subject of this admirably comprehensive study by Helmreich, chairman of the sociology department of City College of New York and a child of survivors who himself shares their acute concern that the Holocaust not be forgotten. The author reviews the national origins of survivors, and where and under what conditions they settled, worked and adapted to their new homes. While he notes that some never recovered from their ordeals, the moving, psychologically revealing first-person accounts Helmreich cites contribute to this impressive analysis of the surprising number who did. In addition to good health, luck and help from relatives or agencies, he identifies traits which they shared to a varying extent--flexibility, assertiveness, tenacity, intelligence, optimism and a pride that spurred them to engage in purposeful lives. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal In this well-researched work, Helmreich ( The World of the Yeshiva , LJ 9/15/82) presents the first comprehensive study of Holocaust survivors who emigrated to the United States after World War II. Through interviews and surveys, he details their shared experiences, emotions, and perceptions. While discovering common traits, he emphasizes the individuality of the survivors rather than stereotyping them. The result is fascinating. The reader learns about the survivors' struggle to leave European... read more

70. Kiddush Hashem: Jewish Religious and Cultural Life in Poland During the Holocaust (Heritage of Modern European Jewry, V. 1)

Kiddush Hashem: Jewish Religious and Cultural Life in Poland During the Holocaust (Heritage of Modern European Jewry, V. 1)
Author: Huberband, Shimon, Gurock, Jeffrey S. Hirt, Robert S.

ISBN: 0-88125-121-6
LCCN: 87016789
Dewey: 940.53/15/039240438 19
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Category: Jews

Pages: 474

Paperback KTAV Publishing House

From Library Journal This work is an authoritative translation from Yiddish of the Holocaust archival materials collected and written by Huberband, a young Orthodox rabbi and historian who was killed in Treblinka in 1942. Huberband recalls his own harrowing experiences under the Nazis. But particularly significant and constituting the majority of the work are his revelations about Jewish religious life under the Nazis: the glory and heroism of Jews who maintained their religious culture, the world of the Yeshivas, etc. A scrupulous eyewitness account, this is an invaluable resource for traditional Polish Jewish life under the Nazis. Highly recommended for scholars and serious students of the Holocaust. Benny Kraut, Judaic Studies Dept., Univ. of Cincinnati Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

71. Major Trends in Modern Hebrew Fiction.

Major Trends in Modern Hebrew Fiction.
Author: Isaiah Rabinovich M. Roston

ISBN: 0-226-70132-8
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Pages: 288

Hardcover University of Chicago Press

72. How Dark the Heavens: 1400 Days in the Grip of Nazi Terror

How Dark the Heavens: 1400 Days in the Grip of Nazi Terror
Author: Iwens, Sidney

ISBN: 0-88400-147-4
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : Arts & Literature : Entertainers

Pages: 291

Hardcover Shengold Pub

73. The Survivor: An Inspiring True Story

The Survivor: An Inspiring True Story
Author: Jack Eisner Eisner, Jack.

ISBN: 0-688-03741-0
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Pages: 320

Hardcover William Morrow

74. The Jewish Soul on Fire

The Jewish Soul on Fire
Author: Jungreis, Esther

ISBN: 0-688-00955-7
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75. Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (Studies in Jewish History)

Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (Studies in Jewish History)
Author: Kaplan, Marion A.

ISBN: 0-19-513092-8
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 304

Paperback Oxford University Press

Amazon.com As the old saying goes, hindsight is always 20-20; people looking back on the Holocaust and the events leading up to it often wonder why the Jews didn't flee Nazi Germany or why they put up with the prejudice and degradation inflicted upon them by the Nazis. From our perspective, 50 years later, it seems almost incredible that the victims of genocide didn't see it coming and made little effort to escape. But as Marion Kaplan makes clear in her powerful book, Between Dignity and Despair, the choices were much murkier at the time. The Jews didn't leave because Germany was their home and had been for centuries; like everyone else, they had responsibilities and commitments to family, jobs and communities that kept them there. Nor, in the early days of Hitler's regime, could the Jews of Nazi Germany have foreseen the terrible humiliations they would suffer or imagined the horror of the Final Solution. Kaplan's sensitive narrative, supported by a host of letters, memoirs, and interviews, aims to give a balanced account of German Jewry under the Nazi regime. She convincingly shows how it was German society (indoctrinated by Nazi propaganda) that dealt the first crippling moral blow to the Jewish psyche, before any laws dictated their actions. The Jews succumbed to daily humiliations, ranging from little boys being maliciously teased for being circumcised to older Jews being treated like social pariah's by one-time friends who fell easily into the mindset of racial enmity. Hatred breeds hatred; slowly the German populace strangled the pride of the Jews, creating resentment, distrust and disharmony. Kaplan conveys a poignant, yet subtle message: the fundamental de-facto abandonment of decency and moral civility by the gentile Germans was the catalyst which allowed Nazi leadership to proceed with more aggressive policies that ultimately led to the Holocaust. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The New York Times Book Review, Deborah E. Lipstadt This is a devastatingly powerful book. By vividly illustrating how the Holocaust began with seemingly inconsequential acts of humiliation, Kaplan offers readers a message of contemporary relevance. Simply put, genocidal violence can have its genesis in the smallest expression of prejudice and hatred. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

76. The 'Hitler Myth': Image and Reality in the Third Reich

The 'Hitler Myth': Image and Reality in the Third Reich
Author: Kershaw, Ian

ISBN: 0-19-282234-9
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Paperback Oxford University Press

Amazon.com Before writing the first volume of his substantial biography of Adolf Hitler, Ian Kershaw focused on the popular appeal of the Nazi dictator in The "Hitler Myth". Arguing that "the sources of Hitler's appeal must be sought ... in those who adored him, rather than in the leader himself," Kershaw shows how Hitler's public image welded together antagonistic forces within the Nazi state, mobilized the nation for war, and contributed to the ethos that animated systematic and genocidal violence. Responding to historians who maintain that Hitler's personality or ideological fixations accounted for his broad acceptance, Kershaw argues that, in the early 1930s, a sizable plurality of Germans hungered for an omnipotent Führer to stand above the political disharmonies of the Weimar state. Later, foreign policy and military victories attracted many more to the Hitler legend. However, victories were the price for popularity; and Hitler became more and more bloodthirsty as both his image and regime foundered under the blows of the Allied powers. The Hitler myth, then--a cultural phenomenon the Reich Minister Joseph Goebbels claimed as his greatest propaganda triumph--became a fundamental cause for the collapse of the Nazi State. Kershaw's authoritative history of political culture in Hitler's Germany forcefully demonstrates that the Führer's popularity rested less on "bizarre and arcane precepts of Nazi ideology than on social and political values ... recognizable in many societies other than the Third Reich." In our present political environment, which repeatedly features outcries for "leadership" from pundits and public servants alike, the disturbing lessons of The "Hitler Myth" are an urgent warning. --James Highfill Book Description Few, if any, twentieth-century political leaders have enjoyed greater popularity among their own people than Hitler did in the decade or so following his rise to power in 1933. The personality of Hilter himself, however, can scarcely explain this immense popularity or his political effectiveness in the 1930s and '40s. His hold over the German people lay rather in the hopes and perceptions of the millions who adored him. Based largely on the reports of government officials, party agencies, and... read more

77. Diary from the Years of Occupation 1939-44

Diary from the Years of Occupation 1939-44
Author: Klukowski, Zygmunt Klukowski, Andrew Klukowski, Helen May Klukowski, George (Translator) May, Helen K. (Editor)

ISBN: 0-252-01960-1
LCCN: 92011032
Dewey: 940.53/4384/092 B 20
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Pages: 371

Hardcover Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref)

From Publishers Weekly Klukowski's journal entry for May 30, 1943, reads: "We are still afraid of the Germans, but now the Germans are afraid of us." For diarist and reader alike, that observation posits the first realistic hope that the enemy ultimately will be routed. Because of his post as superintendent of a county hospital in southeastern Poland, Klukowski (1885-1959), unlike the Jews and others among his fellow Christians, was not transported to a concentration camp. Near war's end, his virtually depopulated city was already resettled by Germans. A doctor by profession, a writer, historian and book collector by avocation, Klukowski determined to record daily life under the occupation, unflinchingly noting the actions of informers, looters and collaborators, along with the small and large heroisms he witnessed. No matter how familiar the brutality of the Nazis, readers will respond anew to Klukowski's rendering of the round-ups of Jews, of the transports of gentiles to labor camps, of the reprisal killings for sabotage, of the scarcity of food, heat and medicine. The diary is unusual in its depiction of a region's population at large, gentiles as well as Jews, making this a document of historical value. Originally published in Poland in 1958, the book is translated by the author's late son and edited by his American grandchildren. Photos not seen by PW . Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal One hopes that Klukowski's Diary will serve as a lasting testament to both human courage and dignity under totalitarian rule. Klukowski was a doctor in the town of Szcebrezezyn, in the southeastern corner of Poland, who saw brief service in the military in 1939. After the defeat by the Nazis, he returned home, where, through untiring perseverance and dedication, he kept the local hospital in operation during the entire war. He maintained his diary despite constant harassment by the Nazis,... read more

78. Post-Holocaust Politics: Britain, the United States, and Jewish Refugees, 1945-1948

Post-Holocaust Politics: Britain, the United States, and Jewish Refugees, 1945-1948
Author: Kochavi, Arieh J.

ISBN: 0-8078-2620-0
LCCN: 2001023404
Dewey: 362.87/089/924041 21
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Pages: 400

Hardcover Univ of North Carolina Pr

Book Description Between 1945 and 1948, more than a quarter of a million Jews fled countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and began filling hastily erected displaced persons camps in Germany and Austria. As one of the victorious Allies, Britain had to help find a solution for the vast majority of these refugees who refused repatriation. Drawing on extensive research in British, American, and Israeli archives, Arieh Kochavi presents a comprehensive analysis of British policy toward Jewish displaced persons and reveals the crucial role the United States played in undermining that policy. Kochavi argues that political concerns--not human considerations--determined British policy regarding the refugees. Anxious to secure its interests in the Middle East, Britain feared its relations with Arab nations would suffer if it appeared to be too lax in thwarting Zionist efforts to bring Jewish Holocaust survivors to Palestine. In the United States, however, the American Jewish community was able to influence presidential policy by making its vote hinge on a solution to the displaced persons problem. Setting his analysis against the backdrop of the escalating Cold War, Kochavi reveals how, ironically, the Kremlin as well as the White House came to support the Zionists' goals, albeit for entirely different reasons. About the Author Arieh J. Kochavi is professor of history at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is author of Prelude to Nuremburg: Allied War Crimes Policy and the Question of Punishment.

79. Abe's Story: A Holocaust Memoir

Abe's Story: A Holocaust Memoir
Author: Korn, Abram Voyles, Richard (Photographer) Korn, Joseph W. (Editor)

ISBN: 1-56352-206-3
LCCN: 94074226
Dewey: 940.53/18/094382 20
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Pages: 196

Hardcover Longstreet Press

From Library Journal We've heard the story before: the unsuspecting Polish-Jewish family bombed out by the Nazis, then herded into ghettos and concentration camps; the hardships and brutality; the struggle, perseverance, and small acts of kindness; and the miracles that enable some to survive to tell the tale. While Korn's story is not very different from those written by other Holocaust survivors, it is unique in its particulars. The rest of his family was killed in the camps, and he married a German girl and emigrated to the United States, where he built a successful business. He died in 1972; his son, who edited this memoir, was 19 at the time. Straightforward in its telling and moving in its honesty, this is a poignant reminder of Holocaust atrocities. A worthwhile addition to adult and young adult collections.?Marcia Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., Ct. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Booklist Korn began writing his memoir in 1969 and finished it in 1972, just before his death; it was edited by his son, Joseph. Abram Korn, a Polish Jew, was 16 when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Along with his parents and two younger sisters, Korn was moved to a ghetto from which he escaped (and he never saw his family again). Eventually, he was caught, beaten, and left for dead by the Nazis. Then he was sent to Hardt concentration camp and later to Auschwitz, where he suffered from cold,... read more

80. Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation With Dr. Marek Edelman, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation With Dr. Marek Edelman, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Author: Krall, Hanna Stasinska, Joanna Weschler, Lawrence

ISBN: 0-03-006002-8
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Pages: 124

Hardcover Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

From Library Journal Krall, a prominent Polish journalist, awakened Polish consciousness of a common Polish-Jewish heritage through publication in the 1970s of this interview with Marek Edelman, a leader of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Germans. This is the work's first English edition. Through anecdotes and reflections these discussions explore not the events but the memory of them and provoke thought concerning the nature and meaning of the individual and the manner in which we judge human conduct. After the war Edelman became a cardiologist and he comments that, "when one knows death so well, one has more responsibility for life." Fine reading for the thoughtful as well as the student of the era. Rena Fowler, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

81. Women's Holocaust Writing: Memory and Imagination

Women's Holocaust Writing: Memory and Imagination
Author: Kremer, S. Lillian

ISBN: 0-8032-2743-4
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Pages: 320

Hardcover Univ of Nebraska Pr

Book Description Women's Holocaust Writing extends Holocaust and literary studies by examining women's artistic representations of female Holocaust experiences, as given voice by Cynthia Ozick, Ilona Karmel, Elzbieta Ettinger, Hana Demetz, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Norma Rosen, and Marge Piercy. Through close, insightful reading of fiction, S. Lillian Kremer explores Holocaust representations in works distinguished by the power of their literary expression and attention to women's diverse experiences. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Card catalog description Women's Holocaust Writing, the first book of literary criticism devoted to American Holocaust writing by and about women, extends Holocaust and literary studies by examining women's artistic representations of female Holocaust experiences. Beyond racial persecution, women suffered gender-related oppression and coped with the concentration camp universe in ways consistent with their prewar gender socialization. Through close, insightful reading of fiction S. Lillian Kremer explores Holocaust... read more

82. Double Identity: A Memoir

Double Identity: A Memoir
Author: Kubar, Zofia S.

ISBN: 0-8090-3957-5
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Pages: 208

Hardcover Hill & Wang Pub

From Publishers Weekly A young woman in 1943 Poland wishes for flaxen hair and blue eyes, but "what bothers me most was my nose . . . not the small, upturned Polish kind. Would the shape of my nose determine my future?" The author isn't indulging in vanity here but preparing to flee the Warsaw Ghetto and pass as a gentile in the city's Aryan sector. Although the memoir is reticent and terse, Kubar's pain is palpable and deeply affecting as she recalls the besieged, burning Ghetto, the perfidies and anti-Semitism of Poles and the quelling of her Jewish identity. She criticizes her own pettiness--she has two coats but doesn't give one to a needy friend--and the behavior of fellow Jews--she is displaced from her first shelter by wealthier "competitors for survival." Supporting herself with part-time tutoring, the resourceful Kubar escapes tragedy through sheer luck, subterfuge and the goodness of strangers and mere acquaintances. The portrait of the prickly but vulnerable Danka, one of a number of Righteous Gentiles who hide her and who believes that Jews are superior to gentiles, is particularly winning. Disillusioned with Communism, Kubar immigrated to New York City in 1971 from Poland. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

83. Representing the Holocaust: History, Theory, Trauma

Representing the Holocaust: History, Theory, Trauma
Author: Lacapra, Dominick Capra, Dominick La

ISBN: 0-8014-2997-8
LCCN: 93033885
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Pages: 230

Hardcover Cornell Univ Pr

Defying comprehension, the tragic history of the Holocaust has been alternately repressed and canonized in postmodern Western culture. Recently our interpretation of the Holocaust has been the center of bitter controversies, from debates over Paul de Man's collaborationist journalism and Martin Heidegger's Nazi past to attempts by some historians to downplay the Holocaust's significance. A major voice in current historiographical discussions, Dominick LaCapra brings a new clarity to these issues as he examines the intersections between historical events and the theory through which we struggle to understand them. In a series of essays - three published here for the first time - LaCapra explores the problems faced by historians, critics, and thinkers who attempt to grasp the Holocaust. He considers the role of canon formation and the dynamic of revisionist historiography, as well as critically analyzing responses to the discovery of de Man's wartime writings. He also discusses Heidegger's involvement with National Socialism, and he sheds light on postmodernist obsessions with such concepts as loss, aporia, dispossession, deferred meaning, and the sublime. Throughout, LaCapra demonstrates that psychoanalysis is not merely a psychology of the individual, but that its concepts have sociocultural dimensions and can help us perceive the relationship between the present and the past. Many of our efforts to comprehend the Holocaust, he shows, continue to suffer from the traumatizing effects of its events and require a "working through" of that trauma if we are to gain a more profound understanding of the meaning of the Holocaust.

84. Version of survival. the Holocaust and the human spirit

Version of survival. the Holocaust and the human spirit
Author: Langer, L. L.

ISBN: 0-87395-583-8
LCCN: 81014560
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Pages: 280

Hardcover State Univ of New York Pr

Includes bibliographical references and index.

85. Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory

Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory
Author: Langer, Lawrence L.

ISBN: 0-300-04966-8
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Pages: 216

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

Amazon.com Disturbing and controversial, this work is based on 300 of the more than 1,400 taped interviews with Holocaust survivors preserved at Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archives. It's disturbing because of the survivors' graphic retelling of the starvation, torture, brutalization and cannibalism that occurred in the Nazi death camps. It's controversial because, instead of focusing on the bravery necessary to endure such horrors, Langer's book delves into the psychic wounds that 50 years after their infliction remain unhealed. "We have these double lives," said one survivor. "We can't cancel out. It just won't go away." Holocaust Memories won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism for 1991. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Publishers Weekly This brilliant, scholarly book stares into the void; it eschews tributes to heroism and martyrdom, focusing instead on personal and societal wreckage caused by mass murder. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

86. Preempting the Holocaust

Preempting the Holocaust
Author: Langer, Lawrence L. Scanlon, Sonia

ISBN: 0-300-07357-7
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Pages: 224

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

Amazon.com Lawrence Langer is the world's preeminent critic of holocaust literature. His Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory, which won the National Books Critics Circle Award in Criticism, is considered by many to be the best, most unflinching account of Jewish oral histories of the holocaust. Preempting the Holocaust is a collection of Langer's essays about literary and artistic treatments of holocaust experience, such as Art Spiegelman's Maus books and Cynthia Ozick's Rosa stories. Major themes in this collection include comparisons of women's and men's experiences of the Holocaust, and warnings against interpreting Nazi atrocities as the work of an coldly efficient bureaucracy (because, Langer argues, using metaphors of "killing machines" mitigates one's awareness of the killers' evil). As a whole, "The purpose of these essays is to contribute to the incessant anxious dialogue about how our civilization may absorb into its reasonable hopes for the future the disabling outburst of unreason we name the Holocaust, as it continues to assault memory and imagination with immeasurable sorrow and undiminished force." Langer's writing is spare, his thinking is forceful, and his refusal to draw simple lessons from his literary analyses is appropriately and productively disorienting. --Michael Joseph Gross From Publishers Weekly "Anyone teaching [the Holocaust] must be willing to confront behavior that cannot be explained by prior notions of why we do what we do." In this collection of essays, most of which were delivered at Holocaust conferences, Langer, author of the NBCC prize-winning Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory, challenges our tendency to push aside the uniquely horrible reality of this event to make room for the uplifting, the rationalizing, the triumphal versions, whether or not they convey the... read more

87. Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust/the Complete Text of the Film

Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust/the Complete Text of the Film
Author: Lanzmann, Claude

ISBN: 0-394-55142-7
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Pages: 200

Hardcover Pantheon Books

From Library Journal The complete textspoken words and subtitlesof a recent documentary film on the Holocaust by French journalist and director Lanzmann is presented here in an unusual but grimly effective format. Doubtless seeing the film would be a vastly different experience, but the text carries a relentless strength and coherence of its own. Excerpts from interviews with a couple of dozen Jewish survivors, German officials and guards, Polish villagers and railway men, and contemporary historians in the United States, Israel, Germany, and Poland are juxtaposed, following the pattern of the film's scenes. The re sult is a powerful and unique impres sion of the Jewish tragedy drawn from the composite viewpoints of these radi cally different participants and observ ers. Highly recommended. James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L., Cal. Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. Synopsis This comprehensive transcription documents the interviews--with former German official bureaucrats, Polish peasants, and German colonizers of occupied Poland.

88. Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence
Author: Laqueur, Walter Breitman, Richard

ISBN: 0-671-54694-5
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Pages: 320

Hardcover Simon & Schuster

From Publishers Weekly Historians Laqueur (A History of Zionism, etc.) and Breitman here tell the story of the German industrialist, who, at great risk, was the first to inform the world that Hitler had begun a systematic extermination of the Jews. Eduard Schulte, a fierce but secret Nazi-hater, was a non-Jewish, middle-aged, one-legged head of a mining company, whose Polish branch bordered the death camp Auschwitz. Access to top Nazi officials led to his discovery of the "Final Solution" in 1942, but his warnings to the U.S. State Department and American Jewry were delayed for many months through State Department bumbling. By 1943, Schulte was forced to find asylum in Switzerland. Almost as disturbing, and equally absorbing, is the authors' revelation that Schulte was rated disloyal to the Vaterland by postwar German officials, hence his virtual anonymity. Photos. Jewish Book Club alternate; author tour. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal With exemplary scholarship the authors address an obscure incident in the German resistance to Hitler and in the revelation of Nazi plans for the Final Solution. In July 1942, a prominent German industrialist passed on to Allied intelligence officers the first solid evidence that the Nazi regime was already implementing plans for the eradication of European Jewry. The identity of the mysterious messenger, Edward Schulte, was not discovered until 1983. The authors are equally adept at discovering... read more

89. Rescue as Resistance

Rescue as Resistance
Author: Lazare, Lucien Green, Jeffrey M. (Translator)

ISBN: 0-231-10124-4
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Pages: 352

Hardcover Columbia University Press

From Library Journal Lazare, the science editor for the International Center for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vasham, in Jerusalem, participated in many of the events he describes. His is certainly not the first book on Jews in France during World War II nor on French resistance to the Nazis. But Lazare delves much further than any previous author into the question of what Jews did, rather than what was done to them. Using private and public archives from Israel, France, and the United States, plus hundreds of books and articles, Lazare documents the efforts of thousands of French Jews who rescued fellow Jews from prison, sheltered those who were in hiding, and enabled yet others to camouflage themselves as Aryans through false identification papers. His work is both poignant and authoritative; highly recommended for all libraries.?Thomas J. Schaeper, St. Bonaventure Univ., N.Y. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Kirkus Reviews A challenge to traditional views of Jewish passivity in the face of the Holocaust. One of the most contentious aspects of that tragedy concerns the disputed role of the Jews themselves during WW II. Introduced into the postwar debate about the Holocaust with Hannah Arendt's accusations against Jewish leaders in her landmark work Eichmann in Jerusalem, the Jews have since been accused of accepting extermination with resignation and docility. That scenario is effectively contested by Lazare, a... read more

90. Wallenberg

Wallenberg
Author: Lester, Elenore

ISBN: 0-13-944322-3
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Pages: 183

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91. A Cup of Tears: A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto

A Cup of Tears: A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto
Author: Lewin, Abraham Polonsky, Antony (Editor) Hutton, Chris (Translator)

ISBN: 0-631-16215-1
LCCN: 88016762
Dewey: 940.53/15/0392404384 19
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Pages: 310

Hardcover Blackwell Publishers

From Publishers Weekly A secondary-school teacher born to Hasidic parents, Lewin helped build and maintain the underground archives in the Warsaw ghetto and is presumed to have died just before or during the tragic ghetto uprising. His diary, translated into English for the first time, is a powerful and important document that rings with the moral force and literary skill of an Old Testament prophet. The sections preserved cover only the period from April 1942 to January 1943, but Lewin hears all, sees all, records all: the starvation and disease, the desperate grasping for signs of hope; the cooperation among Poles and Jews; the children smuggling food; the slaughter of Jews in surrounding communities and then in the sealed-off Warsaw ghetto; the daily deportations to the Treblinka death camp (which took his wife from him). Lewin's absolute clarity of vision gives this grim document compelling power. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Shortly before his death, Lewin kept a diary covering the period April 1942-January 1943. The 47-year-old school teacher wrote with such clarity and sensitivity that this work will surely become an important source for future investigations into the fate of Warsaw's enormous Jewish population. The editor's lengthy introduction offers sharp historical perspective, while Lewin himself provides a wealth of information on a wide array of ghetto-related topics--rationing, collaboration, deportation,... read more

92. King of Children: A Biography of Janusz Korczak

King of Children: A Biography of Janusz Korczak
Author: Lifton, Betty Jean

ISBN: 0-374-18124-1
LCCN: 87009288
Dewey: 370/.92/4 B 19
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Pages: 404

Hardcover Farrar Straus & Giroux

From Library Journal Lifton has brought her considerable experience as a writer for and about children to this sensitive, intelligent, and well-written biography of a remarkable manPolish-Jewish doctor, writer, and advocate of children's rights Janusz Korczak (born Henryk Goldszmit, 1878-1942). Based on Korczak's diary and other writings, and on interviews with surviving orphans and students he cared for, Lifton tells how the doctor devoted his life to deprived Jewish and Polish children in Warsaw, founded and directed a model orphanage, and pushed for Polish-Jewish reconciliation even as national animosity in pre-World War II Poland was growing. Not only a defender of children's rights, Korczak stood by his orphans, perishing with them at Treblinka in 1942. Highly recommended. James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L., Cal. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

93. The King of Children

The King of Children
Author: Lifton, Betty Jean

ISBN: 0-330-30345-7
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Pages: 512

Paperback Pan

Synopsis The story of Janus Korczak, greatly admired and much loved in his own country and beyond as a writer, teacher and educational theorist. This Jewish-Polish doctor sacrificed his own safety and with quiet dignity led 200 orphans in his charge onto the train to Treblinka where he perished with them. One of the world's first advocates of children's rights, Korczak pioneered progressive orphanages, founded a children's newspaper and testified for children in courts. This biography draws on Korczak's writings and on interviews with orphans he raised and teachers he trained. Betty Jean Lifton has written extensively on children and children's rights, including "Lost and Found: The Adoption Experience", "Children of Vietnam" and "A Place Called Hiroshima".

94. The Nazi Legacy: Klaus Barbie and the International Fascist Connection

The Nazi Legacy: Klaus Barbie and the International Fascist Connection
Author: Linklater, Magnus Hilton, Isabel Ascherson, Neal

ISBN: 0-03-069303-9
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95. Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust 1933-1945

Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust 1933-1945
Author: Lipstadt, Deborah E.

ISBN: 0-02-919160-2
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Pages: 370

Hardcover Free Press

From Library Journal This most complete study to date of American press reactions to the Holocaust sets forth in abundant detail how the press nationwide played down or even ignored reports of Jewish persecutions over a 12-year period. The conclusions amplify but do not seriously challenge previous studies; what is more significant here is the effortfar from completeto explain press actions. While revealing more about major newspapers and correspondents than about the mass of smaller ones, and saying far too little about newsreels and American Jewish newspapers, this raises larger questions concerning the relationship between press coverage, public knowledge, and government policy that deserve serious consideration. Readers may wish that Lipstadt explained more and indicted less. Still, there is plenty of important data in this volume for serious students. Jonathan D. Sarna, History Dept., Hebrew Union Coll. Jewish Inst. of Religion, Cincinnati Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

96. Soldiers As Citizens: Former Wehrmacht Officers in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1955 (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

Soldiers As Citizens: Former Wehrmacht Officers in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1955 (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)
Author: Lockenour, Jay

ISBN: 0-8032-2940-2
LCCN: 2001027145
Dewey: 305.9/0697/0943 21
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Pages: 288

Hardcover Univ of Nebraska Pr

For centuries prior to 1945, the German officer corps constituted a social and political elite in Central Europe. And as this book shows, the debacle of the Second World War, the scorn of the German populace, and the control of the Allies did not entirely diminish the officers' critical role. By tracing the changing role of the officer corps from its position in the National Socialist dictatorship to its current status in a Western-style democracy, Soldiers as Citizens illuminates both the development of a democratic ideology in the Federal Republic and the influence of warfare in German society. Jay Lockenour details how former officers in West Germany founded quasi-legal organizations with memberships numbering in the hundreds of thousands; how they lobbied the German and Allied governments for their pensions, waged public relations campaigns to restore their lost "honor," and sought input into the rearmament plan after 1950; and how, as officers, they claimed to speak with the "voice of the soldier" whose wartime experiences and sacrifices earned him a special place in the new republic. In Lockenour's analysis, the officer corps provides an enlightening example of a social group, ravaged by war and defeat, trying to orient itself in a hostile world. In their alternative model for democracy based on "soldierly" values, they also give us a clearer, more complex understanding of postwar history.

97. Were We Our Brothers' Keepers?: The Public Response of American Jews to the Holocaust, 1938-1944

Were We Our Brothers' Keepers?: The Public Response of American Jews to the Holocaust, 1938-1944
Author: Lookstein, Haskel

ISBN: 0-87677-148-7
LCCN: 85007626
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Pages: 288

Hardcover Media Judaica

Bibliography: p. 265-274. Includes index.

98. The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Indentity

The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Indentity
Author: Maier, Charles S.

ISBN: 0-674-92976-4
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99. Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto

Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto
Author: Mark, Ber Freidlin, Gershon

ISBN: 0-8052-0515-2
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Pages: 222

Paperback Knopf Publishing Group

100. The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century

The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century
Author: Marrus, Micheal R. Marrus, Michael R.

ISBN: 0-19-503615-8
LCCN: 85015305
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Pages: 414

Hardcover Oxford University Press

Book Description This is the first comprehensive treatment of a problem of staggering proportions. There have always been homeless people but only in the twentieth century have refugees become an important part of international politics, seriously affecting relations between states. Since the 1880's, the numbers of displaced persons has climbed astronomically, with people scattered over vaster distances and for longer periods of time than ever before. Marrus traces the emergence of this new variety of collective alienation. While a considerable portion of the book is devoted to the dislocations of the Nazi era, the volume covers everything from the late nineteenth century to the present, encompassing the Armenian refugees, the Spanish Civil War Emigres, the Cold War refugees in flight from Soviet states, and much more. The book shows not only the astounding dimensions of the subject but also depicts the shocking apathy and antipathy of the international community toward the homeless. The author examines the impact of refugee movements on Great Power diplomacy and considers the evolution of agencies designed to assist refugees, noting outstanding successes and failures. The book's thesis is that the huge refugee inundations of the twentieth century in Europe represented a terrible new page in human history, presaging what we see today in parts of the Third World. Thus the book offers a treasury of experience in dealing with refugees that the world can peruse with profit. About the Author: Michael R. Marrus is Professor of History at the University of Toronto and co-author (with Robert Paxton) of the acclaimed Vichy France and the Jews. From the Publisher The classic, comprehensive history of European refugees in the twentieth century --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

101. On Both Sides of the Wall

On Both Sides of the Wall
Author: Meed, Vladka Wiesel, Elie (Introduction) Meed, Steven (Translator) Miedzyrzecki, Feigele Peltel

ISBN: 0-89604-013-5
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Pages: 308

Paperback U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Shop Memorial Council

Translation of Fun beyde zayòtn geòto-moyer. Includes indexes.

102. Doctor 117641: A Holocaust Memoir

Doctor 117641: A Holocaust Memoir
Author: Micheels, Louis J.

ISBN: 0-300-04398-8
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Pages: 199

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

From Publishers Weekly A Dutch-born Jew imprisoned at Auschwitz, and now a psychiatry professor at Yale's School of Medicine, Micheels here writes a conventional Holocaust autobiography. The viciousness of the Nazis, their humiliation of prisoners and the paradoxical cruelties and kindnesses paid by camp inmates to each other--all are familiar, if harrowing themes, in such memoirs. But the love story Micheels chronicles sets his book apart: both captured and imprisoned together, the author and his fiancee endured heroic struggles. And yet, when reunited in Holland after the war, they found themselves altered so radically by wartime trauma that marriage was unthinkable. Jewish Book Club alternate. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Forty-four years later, Micheels narrates his experiences as a Dutch doctor who for over three years survived a series of Dutch, Polish, and German concentration camps. His training as a doctor and the deep affection he felt for his fiancee, Nora, who accompanied him to Auschwitz, are among the most important explanations he suggests for his ability to survive the Holocaust. Micheels's training as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst makes this memoir unique. He focuses, for example, upon his... read more

103. One, by One, by One: Facing the Holocaust

One, by One, by One: Facing the Holocaust
Author: Miller, Judith

ISBN: 0-671-64472-6
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From Publishers Weekly In a first-class piece of investigative reporting, Miller, a New York Times editor, explores how people in six countries preserve or distort memories of the Holocaust. In Germany, she found a young generation undertaking a shamed, angry reckoning with the Nazi past. Austrians, who were Hitler's first enthusiastic allies, now paint themselves as his first victims. The Netherlands' wartime record with respect to Jews is "in many respects appalling," Miller observes in a chapter on that country (whose "unofficial patron saint" is Anne Frank) that will stun readers. In France Miller attended the trial of Nazi Klaus Barbie, a drama that generated slight interest among the French, who prefer to keep alive the myth of a glorious Resistance. In the Soviet Union, she discovered that the Holocaust is not officially recognized, even though invading Germans exterminated some 700,000 Soviet Jews. This shocking survey is itself an act of remembrance. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

104. Smoke over Birkenau

Smoke over Birkenau
Author: Millu, Liana Schwartz, Lynne Sharon (Translator)

ISBN: 0-8276-0398-3
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Pages: 202

Hardcover Jewish Publication Society

From Library Journal Curls of smoke constantly rising from the chimneys of the crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau form the backdrop for this moving and powerful Holocaust testimony of the women's camp. Written in Italian and translated by novelist Schwartz, it won the 1991 PEN Renato Poggioli translation award. The six narratives presented revolve around the feminine aspects of the prisoner's minimal lives. The author is a presence in each narrative, recording events that defy description. In "Lili Marlene," the women are part of a kommando unit filling up trams with sand to build roads. Lili, a beautiful 17-year-old Hungarian, is prey to the advances of the German boyfriend of her Kapo, Mia. After being severely beaten by Mia, Lili is deemed unfit for future work, and at the evening selection Dr. Mengele takes her out of line. In "Under Cover of Darkness" Maria unsuccessfully tries to hide a pregnancy, hoping for freedom and the possibility of raising her child. The dignity of these narrations helps to personalize the individual sufferings and deaths of the millions of anonymous victims of the Nazis. - Molly Abramowitz, Silver Spring, Md. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. Ingram An Italian-Jewish journalist and schoolteacher who joined the partisans in 1943, Liana Millu was arrested in 1944 and deported to Birkenau. The astonishing stories in this book tell of the women who lived and suffered alongside Liana during her months there. They are stories of violence and tragedy, but also of resistance, of dreaming in the middle of a nightmare, and of the endurance of the human spirit.

105. An Uncertain Hour: The French, the Germans, the Jews, the Klaus Barbie Trial, and the City of Lyon, 1940-1945

An Uncertain Hour: The French, the Germans, the Jews, the Klaus Barbie Trial, and the City of Lyon, 1940-1945
Author: Morgan, Ted

ISBN: 0-87795-989-7
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Pages: 416

Hardcover Arbor House Pub Co

From Publishers Weekly Two themes dominate this wide-ranging look at the 1940 German invasion and subsequent occupation of France: that nation's vulnerability, and the deportation of French Jews to Nazi concentration camps. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Morgan also explores the attempts of the Vichy government to work out a compromise with the German authorities; recounts the destruction of the maquis stronghold at Vercor; and describes the activities of Klaus Barbie during and after the war. Chief SS officer in Lyon, France, he was extradited from Bolivia in 1983, tried in Lyon in '87 for crimes against humanity and is presently serving a 20-year sentence in France. Morgan's account of Barbie's role in the deportation program is detailed, and shows how the Germans, in their attempt to eradicate Jewry, adopted a corporate model complete with production goals, a system by which human tragedy was converted to logistical tasks. The book is based on depositions and documents collected for the Barbie trial. Morgan (ne Sanche de Gramont), who was living in France in 1940, includes material on the fate of his relatives during the Occupation. Illustrated. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal This latest book on Klaus Barbie, the Nazi SS chief in wartime Lyon, is by the French-American journalist who covered Barbie's 1987 trial for the New York Times Magazine . Morgan provides a sweeping chronicle of France's defeat in 1940, the Vichy regime, the Resistance, the treatment of Jews in wartime France, and Barbie's own behavior in Lyon. Morgan had access to the secret documents prepared for the Barbie trial. But he prefers to take a general approach rather than to carefully analyze... read more

106. Chamberet: Recollections from an Ordinary Childhood

Chamberet: Recollections from an Ordinary Childhood
Author: Morhange-Begue, Claude Austryn, Wainhouse (Translator) Wainhouse, Austryn (Translator)

ISBN: 0-910395-26-8
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Pages: 115

Paperback Marlboro Pr

From Library Journal This intense narrative recounts the author's experiences as an eight-year-old girl in the Limousin village of Chamberet in 1944-45. In April 1944 Claude's mother, a doctor and Resistance member, was denounced by the town's other doctor to a passing SS division and deported to Auschwitz. She suffered greatly, but fortunately survived. Reunited with Claude after a long convalescence, she talked incessantly of the horrors of the camp. For the instruction of her own daughter, Claude writes in sometimes florid prose about life without her mother. Recommended for YA and large World War II collections. William C. McCully, Park Ridge P.L., Ill. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

107. Rumour in Orléans [by] Edgar Morin in collaboration with Bernard Paillard..

Rumour in Orléans [by] Edgar Morin in collaboration with Bernard Paillard..
Author: Morin, Edgar

ISBN: 0-394-46866-X
LCCN: 77147804
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Pages: 276

Unknown Binding Pantheon Books

108. The Narrow Bridge: Beyond the Holocaust

The Narrow Bridge: Beyond the Holocaust
Author: Neuman, Isaac Palencia-Roth, Michael (Contributor)

ISBN: 0-252-02561-X
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Pages: 224

Hardcover Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd)

As a boy studying Torah, Isaac Neuman learned to seek the spiritual lessons hidden in everyday life. Likewise, in this narrative of occupation and holocaust, he uncovers a core of human decency and spiritual strength that inhumanity, starvation, and even death failed to extinguish. Unlike many Holocaust memoirs that focus on physical suffering and endurance, The Narrow Bridge follows a spiritual journey. Neuman describes the world of Polish Jewry before and during the Holocaust, recreating the strong religious and secular personalities of his childhood and early youth in Zdunska Wola, Poland: the outcast butcher, Haskel Traskalawski; the savvy criminal-turned-entrepreneur Nochem Ellia; the trusted Dr. Lemberg, liaison to the German occupation government; and Neuman's beloved teacher, Reb Mendel. Through their stories, Neuman reveals the workings of a community tested to the limits of faith and human dignity. With his brother Yossel, Neuman was transported to the Poznan area, first to the Yunikowo work camp in May 1941, then on to St. Martin's Cemetery camp, where they removed gold jewelry and fillings from exhumed corpses. A string of concentration camps followed, each more oppressive than the last: Fürstenfelde, Auschwitz, Fünfteichen, Gross Rosen, Mauthausen, Wels, and Ebensee. In the midst of these horrors, the brothers kept their feet on the "narrow bridge" of life by holding to their faith, their memories, and each other. In the end, only Isaac survived. The Narrow Bridge celebrates symbolic victories of faith over brute force. The execution of Zdunska Wola's Jewish spiritual and intellectual leaders is trumped by an act of breathtaking courage and conviction. A secret Passover Seder is cobbled together from hoarded bits of wax, piecemeal prayers, and matzoh baked in delousing ovens. A dying fellow inmate gives Neuman his warm coat as they both lie freezing on the ground. Such rituals of faith and acts of kindness, combined with boyhood memories and a sense of spiritual responsibility, sustained Neuman through the Holocaust and helped him to reconstruct his life after the war. His story is a powerful testimony to an unquenchable faith and a spirit tried by fire.

109. The Lost Childhood: A Memoir

The Lost Childhood: A Memoir
Author: Nir, Yehuda

ISBN: 0-15-158862-7
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Pages: 256

Hardcover Harcourt

From Publishers Weekly Dispossessed early in WW II by the Russians, Nir's affluent Polish family endured the German occupation and persecution as Jews by pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic Ukrainians. After the father's murder, the 11-year-old author, his mother and 16-year-old sister escaped deportation to extermination camps by developing skills of rapid improvisation, and using forged identities and disguises. A tale of hair-raising adventure and countless hardships, this is also a candid, moving and sometimes funny account of a sensitive boy's crisis-dominated adolescence, which, while fraught with normal longings, included his serving as a courier in the fetid sewer system during the ill-fated Warsaw Uprising. Russian liberators who freed the family from slave labor on a German estate, then accused them of collaboration with the Nazis, forcing the three to flee once again--this time back to Poland. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal A Jewish adolescent trapped in Nazi Poland, Nir managed to avoid capture for four long years--years marked by forged papers, disguises, and numerous close calls. Though his writing style is somewhat wooden, the various anecdotes and adventures are invariably interesting; it would be difficult, for example, to remain unaffected by Nir's nightmarish experiences in the sewers of Warsaw during the 1944 uprising. Unfortunately, our hero sometimes seems implausibly precocious. Yet, overall, this is a... read more

110. Recovered Land

Recovered Land
Author: Nitecki, Alicia Davies, Norman

ISBN: 0-87023-976-7
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Pages: 108

Hardcover Univ. of Massachusetts Press

Alicia Nitecki was born in Warsaw to a Catholic family that was active in the resistance movement. Following the Nazi conquest of Poland, she and her relatives were dispersed to German prisoner-of-war, labor, and concentration camps. In this book, she revisits the places that have formed her and confronts a past that has haunted her: Warsaw during the 1944 uprising, the Black Forest village where she and the women in her family were taken as slaves in the last months of the war, and Buchenwald and Flossenburg, the concentration camps where her grandfather was imprisoned. Nitecki's private odyssey coincided with the collapse of communism in Poland and the reunification of Germany. These essays mark her movement from fear and rage toward fuller knowledge and reconciliation.

111. Cunning of History

Cunning of History


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112. Death Camp Treblinka

Death Camp Treblinka


ISBN: 0-89604-009-7
LCCN: 79053471
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Pages: 320

Paperback Schocken Books

Bibliography: p. 320.

113. Genocide, critical issues of the Holocaust : a companion to the film, Genocide

Genocide, critical issues of the Holocaust : a companion to the film, Genocide
Author:  Milton, Sybil;  Landes, Daniel

ISBN: 0-940646-04-8
LCCN: 83003052
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Pages: 501

Unknown Binding Simon Weisenthal Center

Includes bibliographies and index.

114. Hitler and the final solution

Hitler and the final solution
Author:  Friedlander, Saul

ISBN: 0-520-05103-3
LCCN: 83024352
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Pages: 255

Paperback University of California Press

Translation of: Hitler und die Endlösung. Bibliography: p. 195-199. Includes index.

115. The Holocaust in Historical Perspective

The Holocaust in Historical Perspective


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Pages: 192

Paperback University of Washington Press

116. The Redemption of the Unwanted

The Redemption of the Unwanted


ISBN: 0-312-66730-2
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Category: Holocaust survivors


Hardcover St. Martin's Press

117. Under a Cruel Star

Under a Cruel Star


ISBN: 0-9614696-1-7
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General


Paperback Penguin USA (Paper)

From Publishers Weekly A Jew in Czechoslovakia under the Nazis, Kovaly spent the war years in the Lodz ghetto and several concentration camps, losing her family and barely surviving herself. Returning to Prague at the end of the war, she married an old friend, a bright, enthusiastic young Jewish economist named Rudolf Margolius, who saw the country's only hope for the future in the Communist Party. Thereafter, Rudolf became deputy minister for foreign trade. For a time, the Margoliuses lived like royalty, albeit reluctantly, but then, in a replay of the Stalinist purges of the 1930s, Rudolf and others, mostly of Jewish background, were arrested and hung in the infamous Slansky Trial of 1952. Kovaly's memoir of these years that end with her emigration to the West after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 are a tragic story told with aplomb, humor and tenderness. The reader alternately laughs and cries as Kovaly describes her mother being sent to death by Dr. Mengele, Czech Communist Party leader Klement Gottwald drunk at a reception, the last sight of her husband, the feverish happiness of the Prague Spring. Highly recommended. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal An exceptionally intimate and poignant memoir by a Czechoslovakian exile. Kovaly, a Jew, was forcibly deported to a Nazi labor camp in the early days of German occupation. A spirited woman, she not only survived the camp but returned to Prague to wed her childhood sweetheart, Rudolf Margolius. Though their fortunes rose in the postwar era, Rudolf eventually lost his life in the Stalinist purges of the early Fifties, leaving Heda to face life as a nonperson. Kovaly's recollections of her life... read more

118. Witness to the holocaust

Witness to the holocaust


ISBN: 0-8298-0432-3
LCCN: 80025961
Dewey: 943.086 19
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 649

Paperback Pilgrim Pr

Includes bibliographical references.

119. Women in the Holocaust

Women in the Holocaust
Author: Ofer, Dalia (Editor) Weitzman, Lenore J. (Editor) Wietz, Lenore

ISBN: 0-300-07354-2
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Category: Nonfiction : Women's Studies : General

Pages: 384

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

From Booklist Ofer and Weitzman, in their introductory essay, posit that their book "shows how questions about gender lead us to a richer and more finely nuanced understanding of the Holocaust." The book is divided into four parts: before the war, life in the ghettos, resistance and rescue, and labor camps and concentration camps. Liza Chapnik, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, offers a moving account of the early days after the German capture of her hometown of Grodno in July_ 1941. Ida Fink, survivor and prizewinning novelist, captures in a short story the terror of a family's rehearsal for the inevitable knock on the door when the Nazis come to take them away. Another chapter presents interviews of a cross section of women in the Warsaw ghetto, conducted in 1942. One survivor tells of her dangerous work as a courier for the underground youth movement in two Polish ghettos; yet another describes her life in Auschwitz. This remarkable book is a noteworthy addition to the literature of the Holocaust. George Cohen From Kirkus Reviews A valuable collection of 21 articles by leading historians, sociologists, writers, literary scholars, and survivors. Ofer (Contemporary Jewish History/Hebrew Univ., Israel) and Weitzman (Sociology and Law/George Mason Univ.) divide their book into four sections: on life before the war, life in the ghettos, resistance and rescue, and labor and concentration camps. Two contributors express reservations about including women as a subcategory of Holocaust studies at all; they are answered by... read more

120. The Altruistic Personality:

The Altruistic Personality:
Author: Oliner, Samuel P. Oliner, Pearl M.

ISBN: 0-02-923830-7
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Category: History : Holocaust

Pages: 432

Hardcover Free Press, The

Synopsis This is a record of the everyday acts of heroism that saved thousands of Jews from slaughter during the Holocaust. It contains data from 700 interviews with rescuers and non-rescuers in occupied countries. It explores the experiences and motivations of those brave individuals. Why did some risk their own and their families' lives in times of danger to help others? The author survived the Holocaust thanks to the help of a Polish woman who sheltered him.

121. Out of the Fire

Out of the Fire
Author: Papanek, Ernst.

ISBN: 0-688-00337-0
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Category: World War, 1939-1945


Hardcover William Morrow & Company

122. Witnesses: Life in Occupied Krakow

Witnesses: Life in Occupied Krakow
Author: Peleg-Marianska, Miriam Peleg, Mordecai Marianska-Peleg, Miriam Peleg, Miryam Peleg, Mordecial (Contributor)

ISBN: 0-415-06523-2
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Category: History : Europe : Poland

Pages: 187

Hardcover Routledge

Synopsis On 6th September 1939, the German army invaded Krakow and the lives of the 60,000 Jewish residents of the town changed forever. Among those who became members of "Zegota", the Polish underground organization which provided aid to Jews, were Miriam Peleg-Marianska and Mordecai Peleg, a young couple of striking Aryan looks and impeccable speech, who were, nonetheless, Jewish. "Witnesses" is the story of their fight to help their fellow Jews. Against a background of persecution and oppression, the facts of life under Nazi occupation and the courage of those who risked death to help the Jews become increasingly clear. The authors paint a picture of the problems involved in assuming and carrying out their roles among a suspicious and nervous population and under the ever-watchful presence of the Gestapo. Day-to-day life involved unspeakable risk: such activities as assisting Jews on their journeys, securing identity cards and finding hiding places were fraught with danger. Not least was the emotional difficulty of never lowering one's guard and the endurance needed to mask true feelings in public. This book should be of interest to students of Polish history and to general readers.

123. The Jews Were Expendable: Free World Diplomacy and the Holocaust

The Jews Were Expendable: Free World Diplomacy and the Holocaust
Author: Penkower, Monty Noam

ISBN: 0-252-00747-6
LCCN: 82017490
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Pages: 429

Hardcover Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref)

Bibliography: p. [382]-403. Includes index.

124. The four-front war : from the Holocaust to the Promised Land

The four-front war : from the Holocaust to the Promised Land
Author: Perl, William R.

ISBN: 0-517-53837-7
LCCN: 79016255
Dewey: 940.53/1503/924
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Category: History : Military : World War II : Personal Narratives

Pages: 376

Hardcover Outlet

Rev. ed. published as: Operation action. 1983. Includes bibliographical references and index.

125. Of Blood and Hope

Of Blood and Hope
Author: Pisar, Samuel

ISBN: 0-316-70901-8
LCCN: 80010696
Dewey: 940.53/15/039240438 B 19
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Category: History : Europe : France : General

Pages: 311

Hardcover Little Brown & Company

Translation of Le sang de l'espoir.

126. A Thousand Kisses: A Grandmother's Holocaust Letters (Judaic Studies Series)

A Thousand Kisses: A Grandmother's Holocaust Letters (Judaic Studies Series)
Author: Pollatschek, Henriette Polt, Renata (Editor)

ISBN: 0-8173-0930-6
LCCN: 98009066
Dewey: 940.53/18/094371 21
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Category: Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Discrimination & Racism

Pages: 216

Hardcover Univ. of Alabama Press

From Library Journal Freelance writer and film critic Polt translates and edits this collection of letters written by her grandmother and aunt during the first half of World War II. Czechoslovakian Jews, Polt's immediate family managed to immigrate to Cuba 18 days before Germany ceded the Sudetenland. But her grandmother and aunt stayed behind, hoping to emigrate later. In the end, neither was able to escape; they died in concentration camps in 1942. This collection of letters is a good example of the struggles people went through to escape the terrors of the Nazis. Unfortunately, owing to the Nazi censors, much of the content of the letters is vague, repetitive, and coded. Polt does give explanations and some historical detail, most of which provides clearer insight into this aspect of the Jewish plight. If she had instead chosen to write a research-based book augmented with personal letters, it would have had more scholarly value. Recommended for large or specialized collections.?Jill Jaracz, MLIS, Chicago Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description Included among the 40 "Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" by the American Association of University Presses at their summer 2000 conference. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

127. Mengele: The Complete Story

Mengele: The Complete Story
Author: Posner, Gerald L. Ware, John

ISBN: 0-07-050598-5
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 364

Hardcover McGraw-Hill

From Publishers Weekly Based on five years' research and exclusive access to family papers, this highly engrossing book gives the fullest account yet published of Josef Mengele's life. Posner, a Manhattan attorney, and Ware, a British journalist, also examine the efforts to bring the doctor to trial and draw conclusions about why he was never caught. They separate fact from legend, account for the false trails that enticed West German and Israeli agents and self-appointed Nazi hunters, and describe the media circus in 1985 when the grave of the "Angel of Death" was finally found. The book is filled with startling touches, such as Mengele's first wife's comments after visiting her husband at Auschwitz when he was conducting his "experiments." The book is an exciting chronicle of escape, evasion, close calls and fearful loneliness. Through extended quotes from a diary Mengele kept from May 1960 until shortly before his death in 1979, plus the comments of many people who knew him at various stages, a memorable multifaceted portrait of "the world's most hated man" emerges. Photos. 50,000 first printing; $20,000 ad/promo; author tour. (June Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal This well-written biography is far superior to Gerald Astor's The "Last" Nazi: the life and times of Dr. Joseph Mengele ( LJ 11/1/85). Through Mengele's son, the authors were given access to their subject's letters and private diaries. Judicious use of these materials represents the book's greatest strength. Though Mengele's nightmarish Auschwitz activities almost defy rational analysis, the authors have done their best. Fully two-thirds of the study, however, addresses Mengele's years of... read more

128. Paying for the Past: The Struggle over Reparations for Surviving Victims of the Nazi Terror

Paying for the Past: The Struggle over Reparations for Surviving Victims of the Nazi Terror
Author: Pross, Christian Cooper, Belinda (Translator) Loewy, Erich H. (Afterword)

ISBN: 0-8018-5824-0
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

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Hardcover Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

From Publishers Weekly A reparations process intended to benefit the victims of atrocities can end up harming the survivors it was intended to benefit. That's one of the main themes to emerge from this dense and polemical book about reparations in post-WWII West Germany, a book that created an uproar when it was published a decade ago in German. The author, the medical director of the Berlin-based Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims, demonstrates that the path toward those reparations was torturous and controversial. He shows how, despite pressure from the world Jewish community and Israel, the odds were stacked against the survivors receiving decent compensation. For example, some of the active decision makers in the reparations process had benefited from the Nazi regime; many doctors who made reparation recommendations failed to associate survivors' psychological problems with their wartime experiences; and the German public at large believed it had been victimized. It's easy to get lost in all of Pross's legal and personal details, and, more important, the author might have presented a more balanced account?after all, the reparations process he disparages still resulted in laws and agreements that distributed a considerable amount of money to victims. But as the international community continues to struggle with the issue of reparations, this ably translated book serves as a cautionary tale. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Pross (medical director, Ctr. for the Treatment of Torture Victims, Berlin) traces the history of the fight over reparations in postwar West Germany in a book originally published in German in 1988 but now appearing in English for the first time. He argues that appearances to the contrary, there was governmental, bureaucratic, and public opposition to "paying for the past." Through extensive interviews, oral histories, and the personal archives of participants, he shows that laws passed after... read more

129. Das Zeitalter der Nervosität : Deutschland zwischen Bismarck und Hitler /..

Das Zeitalter der Nervosität : Deutschland zwischen Bismarck und Hitler /..
Author: Radkau, Joachim

ISBN: 3-446-19310-3
LCCN: 98163755
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Category: Neurasthenia

Pages: 550

Unknown Binding Hanser

Includes bibliographical references (p. 520-[551]).

130. Kristallnacht: The Unleashing of the Holocaust

Kristallnacht: The Unleashing of the Holocaust
Author: Read, Anthony Fisher, David (Contributor) Read, Anothy

ISBN: 0-87226-237-5
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Category: Kristallnacht, 1938

Pages: 294

Paperback Peter Bedrick Books

From Publishers Weekly When 17-year-old Herschel Grynszpan, a Jew, assassinated German diplomat Ernst vom Rath in Paris on November 7, 1938, his act set off an explosion of racial hatred and violence in Germany. Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels seized on the incident as an opportunity to inflame anti-Semitic feelings: "spontaneous" demonstrations were organized, and on November 9-10 the Jews of Germany witnessed the initiation of the Holocaust in Kristallnacht (the "night of broken glass") as synagogues, community centers, shops and homes were looted and burned. Within a week the SS and Gestapo had begun transporting Jews to concentration camps. British historians Read and Fisher analyze the origins and development of German anti-Semitism, its exploitation by the Nazis and its implementation on Kristallnacht , and the international reaction that immediately followed, described here as "mere squeaks of indignation." The book is essential reading for students of the Holocaust as the first comprehensive exploration of how the Nazis initially tested their anti-Jewish policies. Photos. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

131. Good News After Auschwitz? : Christian Faith in a Post-Holocaust World

Good News After Auschwitz? : Christian Faith in a Post-Holocaust World
Author: Rittner, Carol (Editor) Roth, John K. (Editor) Carol Rittner

ISBN: 0-86554-701-7
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Category: Religion & Spirituality : Christianity : Theology : General

Pages: 304

Hardcover Mercer University Press

Book Description What can a credibility-challenged Christianity contribute to a post-Holocaust world? Many argue that in a post-Holocaust world, Christians must address their own culpability in the destruction of Europe's Jewry. If post-Holocaust Christians only lament Christianity's sin, which has been catastrophically destructive in its anti-Jewish manifestations, the tradition will be ultimately left with little to say and no credibility. Post-Holocaust Christians must emphasize positive differences that Christianity can make, including • Repentant honesty about Christianity's anti-Jewish history • New appreciation for the Jewish origins of Christianity, the Jewish identity of Jesus, and the continuing vitality of the Jewish people and their traditions • Welcome liberation from liturgies and biblical interpretations that promote harmful Christian exclusivism • Deepened understanding that the core of Christian practice is to love—inclusively and hospitably—one's neighbors as oneself Informed by the best Holocaust scholarship and written in an accessible style, these essays show that God's embodied presence in the world provides life and hope that even the Holocaust cannot destroy. About the Author John K. Roth is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966. He has written, coauthored, or edited more than twenty-five books, including, most recently, Ethics after the Holocaust and major contributions to The Holocaust Chronicle. Carol Rittner, R.S.M. is distinguished professor of Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She is the editor or coeditor of a number of books, including The Holocaust and the... read more

132. Courage Under Siege: Starvation, Disease, and Death in the Warsaw Ghetto (Studies in Jewish History)

Courage Under Siege: Starvation, Disease, and Death in the Warsaw Ghetto (Studies in Jewish History)
Author: Roland, Charles G.

ISBN: 0-19-506285-X
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Category: History : Europe : Poland

Pages: 310

Hardcover Oxford University Press

From Library Journal Roland (history of medicine, McMaster Univ., Ontario) has written "the story of the ghetto in Warsaw . . . as medical history," told by the handful of survivors who served there in a medical capacity. From the establishment of the ghetto in November 1940 to its demise in May 1943, the Jewish medical community and social organizations struggled against the overwhelming challenges of starvation and mortal disease, especially typhus and tuberculosis. Roland records this hopeless history with meticulous care and reserve. Two remarkable episodes in this nightmare were the attempt to run a medical school for 15 months and a scientific study of starvation carried out by the Jewish medical profession. This excellent medical and social history of a unique community under extreme duress is based firmly on interviews with survivors, memoirs and diaries, and many secondary works in English. The documentation and scholarship are excellent. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries. - James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L., Cal. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Synopsis Charles Roland has written a readable, compassionate account of the relentlessly depressing and yet heroic history of the Warsaw ghetto. While he describes the totality of life in the ghetto, this book focuses on the medical disaster, the hunger, disease and psychological devastation, which heretofore has received slight attention from historians. Roland, a trained physician and historian, tells the story of the creation and operation, against German edict and incredible odds, of a medical... read more

133. Escape from the Holocaust (Roseman, Kenneth. Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventure Series.)

Escape from the Holocaust (Roseman, Kenneth. Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventure Series.)
Author: Roseman, Kenneth

ISBN: 0-8074-0307-5
LCCN: 85008605
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Category: Children's Books : History & Historical Fiction : Fiction : Holocaust

Pages: 179

Paperback Union of American Hebrew Congregations

From Publishers Weekly In his introduction, Rabbi Roseman states, "Even though this book may help you learn about a terrible time in human history in an enjoyable way, never think of the Holocaust as a game." But that is what the author and publisher make of a tragedy so monumental it defies comparison; a game. An entry in the Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventure series, the story gives "you" options, each with consequences that require further decisions as "you" fight to survive extermination by the Nazis. At the collapse of the Third Reich, "you" learn what life will be when you choose to settle in Israel, America or a European country. Undoubtedly many voices will be raised against an "enjoyable way" to learn about unprecedented horrors. There are no justifications for exploiting the millions murdered or the survivors who "endured much more than most people can even imagine." Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. Ingram As a young Jewish medical student in Berlin in the 1930's, the reader in confronted with choices that could mean the difference between freedom and slavery, life and death.

134. Echoes from the Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time

Echoes from the Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time
Author: Rosenberg, Alan (Editor) Myers, Gerald E. (Editor) Myers, Gerald E.

ISBN: 0-87722-539-7
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Category: Nonfiction : Philosophy : General

Pages: 453

Hardcover Temple Univ Press

From Library Journal The Nazis tried to exterminate a community famed for rational reflection. Here 23 authors reflect on that event, with an outcome that is chilling but also stirring for those who think that the greatest of human achievements is the ability to stay rational. Of course, as Kenneth Seeskin reminds us, rational calculation breaks down in the face of such evil. Better criteria and methods would not make a difference, as shown by the very title of George M. Kren's essay "The Holocaust and the Failure of Ethical Theory." But Hans Jonas argues that we can still believe in a neo-Platonic God who suffers with us. Everyone who cares about humanity should read some of these essays. Leslie Armour, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description The murder of six million Jewish men, women, and children during World War II was an act of such barbarity as to constitute one of the central events of our time; yet a list of the major concerns of professional philosophers since 1945 would exclude the Holocaust. This collection of twenty-three essays, most of which were written expressly for this volume, is the first book to focus comprehensively on the profound issues and philosophical significance of the Holocaust. The essays, written for... read more

135. Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele

Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele
Author: Rosenblum, Joe Kohn, David Kohn, David

ISBN: 0-275-96862-6
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : Historical : Holocaust

Pages: 328

Hardcover Praeger Trade

Book Description This is the story of an ordinary young man with an ordinary life who, when caught up in extraordinary circumstances, turned out to be a remarkable human being. Joe Rosenblum endured the slow strangulation of his hometown, three death camps--including 18 months working in close quarters with Josef Mengele--and, finally, a death march, surviving through a combination of luck, ingenuity, compassion, and kindness. He was sustained by a noble spirit, one so tough that even the Nazis could not crush it--and a virtually unshakable belief that his simple and plain dream would come true. About the Author JOE ROSENBLUM was born in Miedzyrzec, Poland, a town slowly strangled to death by the Nazis. Though Joe lost most of his family in the Holocaust, he saved numerous other people as well as himself through almost unflagging optimism, luck and ingenuity. He endured three death camps and a death march. After being liberated, Joe worked in Germany for a couple of years before immigrating to the United States, where he has flourished in the building and painting business. He now lives in Florida with... read more

136. The tree of life : a novel about life in the Lodz ghetto

The tree of life : a novel about life in the Lodz ghetto
Author: Rosenfarb, Chawa

ISBN: 0-908011-09-1
LCCN: 88167830
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Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Pages: 1080

Unknown Binding Scribe

Translation of: Der Boym fun lebn.

137. Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel

Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel
Author: Rosenfeld, Alvin H. Greenberg, Irving Rosenfield, Alvin

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Pages: 239

Textbook Binding Indiana University Press

138. Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter: The Past Within Me

Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter: The Past Within Me
Author: Rotem, Simhah Harshav, Barbara (Translator) Editor Roten, Simha Rotem, Simha

ISBN: 0-300-05797-0
LCCN: 94017452
Dewey: 940.53/4384 20
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 180

Hardcover Yale Univ Pr

From Publishers Weekly As a courier protected by his gentile looks and false indentity papers, and as a leader of the daring group of 500 poorly armed, untrained men and women of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB), the author, known as Kazik, helped stave off the Nazi liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto for a month in 1943, an operation the Germans expected to complete within three days. This affecting account recalls the terror and danger of the period and how, after the battle for the ghetto was lost, 19-year-old Kazik led the escape of fighter-survivors through the sewers to safe houses on the Aryan side or to a nearby forest. He later fought with the Polish underground in their unsuccessful 1944 uprising against the Germans to free Warsaw. He and his family now live in Israel. Photos not seen by PW. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal YA?Readers share the horrific account of the Nazi destruction of Warsaw's Jewish Ghetto as told by Kazik (Simha Rotem). Kazik was a 19-year-old freedom fighter who helped resist the Nazi takeover and helped smuggle the surviving Jews out of the ghetto through the sewers of Warsaw. Most died, as did the teenage heroes and heroines who had the strength and conviction to fight to the death for freedom. He "conveys things as I saw them," leaving readers to reflect on the times and the courage of the... read more

139. The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the Nazis

The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the Nazis
Author: Rubenstein, William Rubinstein, William D. Rubenstein, William

ISBN: 0-415-12455-7
LCCN: 97203027
Dewey: 940.53/18 21
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Category: History : Jewish : Holocaust

Pages: 288

Hardcover Routledge

From Kirkus Reviews In this revisionist history Rubinstein (History/Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth) sets out to debunk as ``illogical and ahistorical'' the work of several established historians who raise the question of Allied culpability during the Holocaust. The key issues involve closed-door immigration policies that turned central and eastern European Jewish refugee movements into one long Voyage of the Damned; discussed but never executed attempts to bomb the railway lines to such concentration camps as Auschwitz; and aborted financial negotiations to ransom Jewish lives. Rubinstein's major thesis is that Hitler was too committed to genocide to be distracted by such efforts, but the author should have presented more documentation to prove that the Allies did what they could once they confirmed the reality of the Final Solution. His thesis is further weakened by many diversionary tactics, such as the presentation of Gallup polls showing that 80 percent of wartime Americans opposed anti-Semitism (but nearly 68 percent opposed immigration). The data in no way relieve the US State Department, Great Britain, and organizations like the Red Cross of culpability in not minimizing the number of Holocaust victims. Such serious charges as those in in Lucy Dawidowicz's work, that German extermination trains and railways were repeatedly spared by Allied bombers, are not addressed. There is too much here on what we already knew, such as that ``the Jews were the central obsession of Hitler's life,'' and too little on the paucity of efforts to save Jews in Europe during the war. Some valuable historical modifications may be lost due to a tone and strategy that make the author sound too much like an apologist for the Allies' inaction. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. Parameters - Spring 1999 "The Myth of Rescue, written by a scholar who specializes in modern Jewish history, offers a comprehensive and iconoclastic look at the diplomatic, political, and military initiatives that were undertaken to assist Europe's Jewish population before and during World War II."

140. Anti-Semitism: A Disease of the Mind: A Psychiatrist Explores the Psychodynamics of a Symbol Sickness

Anti-Semitism: A Disease of the Mind: A Psychiatrist Explores the Psychodynamics of a Symbol Sickness
Author: Rubin, Theodore Isaac

ISBN: 0-8264-0461-8
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Category: Health, Mind & Body : Psychology & Counseling : General

Pages: 146

Hardcover Crossroad/Herder & Herder

From Publishers Weekly With a surgeon's precision, psychiatrist Rubin explores the dark crannies of the anti-Semite's mind. He finds, among Christian Jew-haters, ambivalence over the fact that Jesus was a Jew and a "conscience-giver." Jews, according to Rubin ( Compassion and Self-Hate ), are turned into objects of the bigot's projected guilt and self-hate. He sees anti-Semitism as a "symbol sickness" that involves envy, low self-esteem and projection of one's inner conflicts onto a stereotyped other. Violent "acting out," in the case of anti-Semites, often results from gender confusion, homophobia and an identification with macho toughness, claims Rubin. To medicalize anti-Jewish prejudice by interpreting it as a psychiatric disorder, one runs the risk of letting bigots off the hook too easily, but Rubin for the most part overcomes this pitfall in an eloquent, valuable book that pinpoints the dynamics of anti-Semitism from its milder to its more virulent forms. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Book News, Inc. Explores the history and psychology of bigotry in general and anti- Semitism in particular. Focusing upon what he calls "symbol sickness", Rubin explores racism as a form of non-organic mental illness. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

141. Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism.

Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism.
Author: Ruether, Rosemary Radford.

ISBN: 0-8164-1183-2
LCCN: 74011341
Dewey: 261.8/34/51924
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Category: Christianity and antisemitism

Pages: 294

Hardcover Seabury Pr

"A Crossroad book."

142. Dawn After Dachau

Dawn After Dachau
Author: Sack, Joel

ISBN: 0-88400-141-5
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : Arts & Literature : Entertainers

Pages: 141

Hardcover Shengold Pub

Book Description This unique memoir describes the experiences of the author after his liberation from Dachau. Sometimes shocking encounters with members of the liberating American forces; conversations with a Polish priest; and his dealings with Germans cast a fascinating light on the period immediately after the war.

143. An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945

An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945
Author: Sack, John

ISBN: 0-465-04214-7
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Pages: 252

Hardcover Basic Books

From Publishers Weekly Longtime journalist Sack's controversial book looks at how Jewish concentration camp survivors' supposedly captured 200,000 Germans at the end of WWII and placed them in camps of their own. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. New York Daily News "The events are vivid, the language is powerful, the conclusions appear just." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

144. The Outraged Conscience: Seekers of Justice for Nazi War Criminals in America

The Outraged Conscience: Seekers of Justice for Nazi War Criminals in America
Author: Saidel, Rochelle C. Saidel, Rochelle G.

ISBN: 0-87395-898-5
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 246

Paperback State Univ of New York Pr

145. Lucky Victim: An Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, 1933-1946

Lucky Victim: An Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, 1933-1946
Author: Schmitt, Hans A.

ISBN: 0-8071-1500-2
LCCN: 89030101
Dewey: 973/.0431024 B 19
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 254

Hardcover Louisiana State University Press

From Publishers Weekly In a genteel memoir of limited appeal, the author, a professor at the University of Virginia, describes his exile from Germany as a teenager during Hitler's early years in power and his gradual absorption into American society. For safety, his parents (Jewish mother, gentile father) sent him to Holland, then England, finally to the U.S. Schmitt attended Washington and Lee University and the University of Chicago, and returned to Germany during WW II as an American citizen wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army. His wartime duties consisted mainly of interrogating German POWs ("I vacillated between hostility and pity"), and he spent most of his free time searching for members of his family. His father had died in the war, but Schmitt was reunited with his mother and brother, and brought them to the U.S. after the war. Photos. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Schmitt (history, Univ. of Virginia) recalls his teenage years and those of early adulthood when his parents spirited him out of Nazi Germany to attend schools in Holland and England. Eventually he came to the United States, went to college, became a citizen, and served in World War II. Schmitt's odyssey is frequently quite interesting, though the need to commit it to print is somewhat bewildering. There are, however, nuggets of information on wartime conditions, on his Americanization, and on... read more

146. The Day the Holocaust Began

The Day the Holocaust Began
Author: Schwab, Gerald

ISBN: 0-275-93576-0
LCCN: 90034289
Dewey: 943.086/092 B 20
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 240

Hardcover Praeger Publishers

From Library Journal When Grynzpan, a distraught Jewish refugee, assassinated a German embassy official in Paris, he gave the Nazis a pretext for unleashing the infamous Kristallnacht pogrom. Arrested by the French, Grynzpan came into the Germans' hands after the fall of Paris; they planned a major show trial to demonstrate the evils of world Jewry. In this meticulously researched book, Schwab, himself a survivor of Kristallnacht , examines the events that led to Grynzpan's desperate act and, drawing from French and German archives, reproduces the arguments defense and prosecution lawyers hoped to use at the trial. It never occurred, and Grynzpan disappeared with millions of fellow Jews into the Holocaust. Schwab, however, has rescued an important event from historical limbo. This title belongs in most 20th-century history collections. - An drea Caron Kempf, Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, Kan. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description On November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year old Polish-German Jew, walked into the German Embassy in Paris and shot Third Secretary, Ernst vom Rath who died shortly after. Vom Rath's death triggered the destruction and mahem which became known as Kristallnacht, or The Night of Broken Glass and the beginning of the Holocaust. Examining German documents never before revealed, including a startling coded "confession," Gerald Schwab probes the background of Herschel Grynszpan. The book... read more

147. Walking With the Damned: The Shocking Murder of the Man Who Freed 30,000 Prisoners from the Nazis

Walking With the Damned: The Shocking Murder of the Man Who Freed 30,000 Prisoners from the Nazis
Author: Schwarz, Ted

ISBN: 1-55778-315-2
LCCN: 91023159
Dewey: 940.53/18 20
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Category: History : Europe : Sweden

Pages: 326

Hardcover Universal Sales & Marketing

From Library Journal The nominal subject of this book is Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish businessman who succeeded in rescuing thousands of prisoners from Nazi concentration camps and was assassinated in 1948 while on a diplomatic peace mission in the Middle East. However, most of the book is taken up by a disjointed rehashing of Nazi atrocities, along with a sketchy retelling of the more controversial of the British activities in Palestine. There are many better books dealing with the development of concentration camps in Germany and about the British role in Palestine and the founding of Israel. Bernadotte's own autobiographical writings ( The Curtain Falls , 1945; Instead of Arms , 1948; To Jerusalem , 1951) provide a far more cogent picture of the man and his life, and Amitzur Ilan's Bernadotte in Palestine (St. Martin's, 1989) is a much more carefully crafted study of Bernadotte's last mission. Pass on this. - Barbara Walden, Univ. of Minnesota Libs., Minneapolis Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Kirkus Reviews Tedious account of riveting events surrounding Count Folke Bernadotte's release of prisoners from German concentration camps and his subsequent assassination, by Schwarz (co-author, The Peter Lawford Story, 1988, etc.). This is a story of unlikely allies--the idealistic Boy Scout leader Count Folke Bernadotte and the sinister SS leader Heinrich Himmler--who join in an even more unlikely enterprise: the freeing of Jews from concentration camps during the final months of WW II. The problem here is... read more

148. Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story
Author: Segre, Dan Vittorio

ISBN: 0-917561-32-5
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From Publishers Weekly The author, now in his 60s, is a Haifa University professor, a Jew who grew up in Fascist Italy. With a sharp eye for vivid details, Segre recounts his comfortable childhood in the Piedmont, where his parents were at once assimilated Jews and vigorous Italian patriots. The crisis that sparked his quest for self-identity came in 1938, with the passage of Italy's first antiJewish laws. Once sheltered amid a natural-seeming Fascism, Segre suddenly discovered his "Jewish condition." At 16, virtually ignorant of Judaism, he fled to Palestine, where on a kibbutz and in the British army he worked to understand "the meaning of the new life facing me." Segre's reflections on people and incidents give considerable depth to this unusual story of coming of age. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Born into a wealthy, assimilated Italian-Jewish family that supported fascism in the interwar years, Segre has written an absorbing memoir reflecting on the feelings and reactions of a 16-year-old whose idyllic adolescence was interrupted by race laws, and who ventured in 1938 into an alien Zionist collective society in Palestine. Focusing primarily on a six-to-seven-year span, the book is no mere chronicle. Rather, as a collection of vignettes of people and events, it serves as an occasion for... read more

149. Witness to the truth

Witness to the truth
Author: Shapell, Nathan,

ISBN: 0-679-50456-7
LCCN: 73087843
Dewey: 940.53/1503/924 B
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Category: History : Military : World War II : Personal Narratives

Pages: 386

Hardcover David McKay Co

150. A Private War: Surviving in Poland on False Papers, 1941-1945

A Private War: Surviving in Poland on False Papers, 1941-1945
Author: Shatyn, Bruno Szatyn, Bronisaw

ISBN: 0-8143-1775-8
LCCN: 84021905
Dewey: 940.53/15/039240438 19
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Category: History : Europe : Poland

Pages: 285

Hardcover Wayne State Univ Pr

Translation of: Na aryjskich papierach.

151. Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?

Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?
Author: Shermer, Michael Grobman, Alex Hertzberg, Arthur

ISBN: 0-520-21612-1
LCCN: 00028690
Dewey: 940.53/18 21
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Category: Nonfiction : Social Sciences : Discrimination & Racism

Pages: 330

Hardcover University of California Press

Amazon.com Denying History is a courageous and accessible study of "a looking-glass world where black is white, up is down, and the normal rules of reason no longer apply." Authors Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the conferences, literature, and Web culture of Holocaust deniers; they have engaged the pseudo-historians in debate; and they have visited the concentration camps in Europe to investigate the truth of what happened there. Denying History presents Shermer and Grobman's findings. The book refutes, in detail, the Holocaust deniers' claims, and it demonstrates conclusively that the Holocaust did happen.It also explores the fundamental historical issue in all debates over the truth of the Holocaust: the question of "how we know that any past event happened." Thus, Denying History is a doubly useful book; it sets the record straight on one of history's most terrible events, and it instructs readers in the scientific, logical, and historiographical principles that can help us make wise judgments about history on our own. --Michael Joseph Gross From Publishers Weekly Holocaust denialAback in the news since the British courts shot down David Irving's libel suit against Deborah Lipstadt (for her groundbreaking book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory) in AprilAgets an inventively thorough treatment in this important book. Keeping their focus on larger questions about historical rigor and public memory, Shermer (a professor of the history of science at Occidental College and publisher of Skeptic magazine) and Grobman (Rekindling the... read more

152. Strangers in Their Own Land: Young Jews in Germany and Austria Today

Strangers in Their Own Land: Young Jews in Germany and Austria Today
Author: Sichrovsky, Peter Steinberg, Jean (Translator)

ISBN: 0-465-08211-4
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Pages: 165

Hardcover Basic Books

From Publishers Weekly "With my heart I am not a German and never will be. . . . No heart can stand this sort of humiliation," says one of the 15 interviewees in this slim but devastating volume. Outwardly, these Jews, all of whom were born after 1945 to parents who survived the Holocaust, enjoy a well-ordered existence relatively free from neighbors' prejudice or harassment. But beneath the surface they are deeply distrustful of gentile Germans and Austrians; they live in fear and anxiety fueled partly by their parents' vivid memories of the Nazis and partly by what they see as an anti-Semitism that never died. They share the view that the elder generation of non-Jewish Germans feels no guilt about Nazi atrocities, while younger ones are abysmally ignorant of history and glorify the past. In the words of one subject, "Nothing has changed." Nearly all of those interviewed believe that the Germans are capable of repeating the Holocaust. Articulate, thoughtful, troubled and troubling, this collective self-portrait of Jews adrift in their native land is also an important probe of modern German society. It breaks a wall of silence. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal This revealing book records the gripping stories of 13 children of Holocaust survivors born in the postwar period who painfully reflect on what it means to be a Jew in an environment haunted by the ghosts of the Nazi past. While the young Jews relate unique tales, their collective observations and self-analyses point to remarkably similar experiences: overwhelming alienation from parents, Germans, and the official Jewish community, often resulting in feelings of frustration, rage, and despair;... read more

153. Dachau: The Harrowing of Hell

Dachau: The Harrowing of Hell
Author: Smith, Marcus J.

ISBN: 0-7914-2525-8
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Category: History : Jewish : Holocaust

Pages: 291

Hardcover State Univ of New York Pr

Book Description Marcus Smith was the sole medical officer attached to a small displaced person (DP) team that was sent to the Dachau concentration camp the day after it was liberated by Allied troops and several days before the shocking conditions of the camp were publicized throughout the world. Several years after his experience at Dachau, believing that we must never forget what happened, Smith unearthed his notes and the daily letters he wrote to his wife and used them as source materials for Dachau: The Harrowing of Hell. From the perspective of a young physician, Smith describes his experiences, shedding light on the immense difficulties and complexities of the large-scale tasks the small DP team completed, against great odds, to combat epidemic diseases and starvation and repatriate the former prisoners. Smith also describes some of the people the team tried to help--men, women, and children from all walks of life, of many nationalities and religions. Smith tells his moving story objectively, with simplicity and grace. While this book is the story of man's inhumanity to man, it is more than an account of Nazi persecution. It is about how Smith, whose previous experience had not prepared him for the immense horror of what he encountered at Dachau, quickly became a public health expert; how a small team improvised relief and combated a typhus epidemic; and how the soldiers of different countries had to get along with each other while dealing with the prejudices of some of the displaced people they were trying to help. Dachau contains six drawings by noted European artist Zoran Music, who was arrested by the Gestapo in Venice in 1944 and incarcerated at Dachau. The drawings were given to Smith when he left Dachau. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. About the Author Marcus J. Smith, a radiologist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico between 1948 and 1976, was awarded the Bronze Star for his work at Dachau in May 1945; a month later, he was promoted to Captain. He served on the editorial board of the Rocky Mountain Medical Journal and its successor, the Western Journal of Medicine. He is the author of Error and Variation in Diagnostic Radiology, and during the last ten years before his death, researched and wrote about the history of medicine in New... read more --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

154. The Tale of the Ring: A Kaddish: A Personal Memoir of the Holocaust

The Tale of the Ring: A Kaddish: A Personal Memoir of the Holocaust
Author: Stiffel, Frank

ISBN: 0-916366-21-9
LCCN: 83063000
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Category: Biographies & Memoirs : General

Pages: 348

Hardcover Pushcart Pr

From Publishers Weekly This 10th-anniversary commemorative edition of Stiffel's powerful memoir of Holocaust survival includes a new afterword by the author. Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. From Library Journal Though many personal accounts of the Holocaust are available, LJ's reviewer praised this 1984 volume for its description of "multinational Poland before the war and the interlude of Soviet occupation" (LJ 2/15/84). With the popularity of Schindler's List and the upcoming 50th anniversary of D-Day, books dealing with the Holocaust and World War II are going to be in demand. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

155. Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism

Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism
Author: Stille, Alexander

ISBN: 0-224-03301-8
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Category: Society, Politics & Philosophy : History

Pages: 400

Hardcover Jonathan Cape

Synopsis The experience of Italian Jews under fascism was a strange mixture of acceptance and betrayal, of sympathy and brutal persecution. Jews and fascists co-existed as they did nowhere else - there were even Jewish members of the Italian Fascist Party, enthusiastic and welcomed supporters of Benito Mussolini - though leagued with Hitler - staunchly refused to co-operate in the deportation of Jews. The author recreates this contradictory time with the personal stories of five Jewish families.

156. Divide and Prosper: The Heirs of I.G. Farben Under Allied Authority, 1945-1951

Divide and Prosper: The Heirs of I.G. Farben Under Allied Authority, 1945-1951
Author: Stokes, Raymond G.

ISBN: 0-520-06248-5
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Pages: 290

Hardcover University of California Press

From Book News, Inc. A study of postwar German chemical firms which brings new insights into the resurgence of the West German economy after WWII. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

157. Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany

Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany
Author: Stoltzfus, Nathan Stolzfus, Nathan

ISBN: 0-393-03904-8
LCCN: 95050107
Dewey: 305.8/924043155 20
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Category: History : Jewish : General

Pages: 386

Hardcover W.W. Norton & Company

From Publishers Weekly In early 1943, the Gestapo rounded up most of the Jews remaining in Berlin, the majority of whom were married to German gentiles, and interred them in a facility on Rosenstrasse, a street in the heart of the city. In the following days, their non-Jewish spouses congregated spontaneously on Rosenstrasse and demanded the return of their mates. Despite threats from the SS to shoot anyone gathering around the building, the spouses held their ground, and eventually Joseph Goebbels agreed to release the 1700 intermarried Jews. Stoltzfus, who teaches history at Florida State University, has written a powerful, exhaustively researched report on that rare episode of open, successful resistance to the regime and reaches a telling conclusion: the Nazi state was so concerned with popular acceptance that public protest could have stopped many of its murderous policies. For a significant example, he cites the Catholic Church's successful opposition to the Nazi's euthanasia program: "[I]t seems beyond any doubt that if the churches had opposed the killing... of the Jews as they opposed the killing of the congenitally insane and sick, there would have been no Final Solution." Interwoven here are the poignant, compelling histories of couples from mixed marriages who opposed the Nazis?and survived the regime. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Stoltzfus (history, Florida State Univ.) has written about an unusual and striking episode of the Holocaust. In February 1943, the remaining 10,000 Jews of Berlin were rounded up by the Gestapo; of these, about 2000 were married to non-Jews. These 2000 were herded to a collection center on the Rosenstrasse, the street that was a former center of Jewish life. Word spread quickly among the Christian spouses and relatives, and a public protest ensued, lasting a week. The author's work is... read more

158. Over the Green Hill: A personal Memoir, Germany 1913-1943

Over the Green Hill: A personal Memoir, Germany 1913-1943
Author: Strauss, Lotte

ISBN: 0-8232-1919-4
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Pages: 180

Hardcover Fordham University Press

Card catalog description "Originally published in Germany in 1997, Lotte Strauss's Over the Green Hill: A Personal Memoir, Germany 1913-43 was begun in 1975 as a letter to her daughter. It took twenty years to write the complete story, and by then it was no longer a letter, but a book."--BOOK JACKET. "Lotte Schloss (her maiden name) was born one year before the outbreak of World War I. She spent her formative years in a postwar Germany that grew more and more openly antisemitic."--BOOK JACKET. "The Gestapo came for Lotte Schloss in October 1942 in Berlin; she was to join her parents in a "resettlement" to the "East." Realizing that to comply would likely prove fatal, she escaped with the help of her future husband, Herbert Strauss. After months in hiding, she reached Switzerland in May of 1943 and was reunited with Herbert."--BOOK JACKET. From the Publisher Originally published in Germany in 1997, Lotte Strauss's Over the Green Hill: Personal Memoir, Germany 1913-43, was begun in 1975 as a letter to her daughter. It took twenty years to write the complete story, and by then, was no longer a letter, but a book. Lotte Strauss was born one year before the beginning of World War I. She spent her formative years observing how the mood of Post War Germany turned anti-Semitic. The Gestapo came for Strauss during October of 1942, stating that she was to... read more

159. They Fought Back: The Story of Jewish Resistance in Nazi Europe

They Fought Back: The Story of Jewish Resistance in Nazi Europe
Author: Suhl, Yuri (Editor)

ISBN: 0-8052-0479-2
LCCN: 74026766
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Pages: 327

Hardback Crown Pub. 

Includes bibliographies and index.

160. Ann Frank

Ann Frank
Author: Tagebuch

ISBN: 3-596-15277-1
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Pages: 316

Paperback Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH

161. When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland

When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland
Author: Tec, Nechama

ISBN: 0-19-503643-3
LCCN: 85007261
Dewey: 940.53/15/039240438 19
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Pages: 262

Hardcover Oxford University Press

From Library Journal Saved by Christian Poles herself from almost certain death, Tec closely and dispassionately examines the phenomenon of the "righteous Christians," those individuals who, for whatever reason, risked their own lives to save the lives of Jews. She focuses exclusively on Poland, a country totally dominated by the Nazis and simultaneously burdened with its own long history of anti-Semitism. Tec interviewed numerous Jewish survivors and Polish rescuers. By supplementing these data with other published and unpublished sources, she offers valuable new insights into why certain individuals rose to the heights of human altruism in a milieu marked by human cruelty and barbarism. Her sociological approach is useful and remarkably unobtrusive. Recommended. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description Everyone knows the name of Anne Frank but few people remember anything about the people who sheltered her. Who were the rescuers and what motivated them to risk their lives for persecuted Jews? Clearly such people deserve to be remembered and honored. And clearly an understanding of their motivations may help us cultivate such behavior in our own day. Focusing on such "righteous Christians," Tec, herself a survivor helped by Poles, vividly recreates what it was like to pass and hide among... read more --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

162. There Is a Place on Earth: A Woman in Birkenau

There Is a Place on Earth: A Woman in Birkenau
Author: Tedeschi Brunelli, Giuliana Parks, Tim (Translator) Tedeschi, Giuliana Tedeschi, Giullana

ISBN: 0-679-40303-5
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Pages: 217

Hardcover Pantheon Books

From Publishers Weekly This unusually moving memoir of a young wife from Turin who survived 10 months in Birkenau and Auschwitz testifies to the particular way in which the experience ravaged women physically even while their patience and support of others helped them to endure. Parks's sensitive translation conveys an almost unbearable immediacy in the author's prose as she describes the squalor, starvation and torment of the camps against a background of the crematoriums' flaming stacks. A mother of two when she entered the camps, Tedeschi recalls how rare glimpses of a leafing birch, a snatch of song or rumors of Allied advances revived her often flagging will to live. Her husband died in the camps; after the liberation, she went on to pursue a teaching career. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal This compelling look at life in a German concentration camp at the end of World War II describes in graphic detail its deliberate, dehumanizing brutality. When the author arrived at Birkenau in April 1944, the prisoners believed the war would be over in two or three months; in fact, they would struggle to survive the starvation diet and hard, meaningless labor for another year. Common suffering did not produce unity, however: the prisoners were divided among themselves by national, ethnic, and... read more

163. The Trial of Ivan the Terrible: State of Israel Vs. John Demjanjuk

The Trial of Ivan the Terrible: State of Israel Vs. John Demjanjuk
Author: Teicholz, Tom

ISBN: 0-312-01450-3
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Pages: 354

Hardcover St. Martin's Press

From Publishers Weekly New York City attorney Teicholz's powerfully dramatic reporting lifts the 1987 trial of convicted mass murderer John Demjanjuk to the level of the Adolf Eichmann trial in its moral intensity. A Ukrainian-born Cleveland factory worker, Demjanjuk was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and deported to Israel, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible," sadistic Nazi butcher of the Treblinka death camp who personally murdered or tortured tens of thousands. At the trial, which the author attended, many survivors of Treblinka testified that Demjanjuk was Ivan. In his defense, he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity, yet the overwhelming weight of the evidence, as presented here, attests to his guilt. Teicholz clears up apparent inconsistencies in the documents that helped convict Demjanjuk. His moving account towers above the media's superficial reportage on the trial. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal On February 16, 1987, John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian guard known by inmates at the infamous Treblinka concentration camp as "Ivan the Terrible," went on trial in Jerusalem for Nazi war crimes. Teicholz sketches out briefly the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, particularly focusing on the camps in Poland and the fate of Jews at the hands of Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators. He also describes Demjanjuk's role in the Russian army, subsequent capture by the Germans, and role as a guard at Treblinka.... read more

164. Voyage of the damned [by] Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts

Voyage of the damned [by] Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts
Author: Thomas, Gordon. Witts, Max M.

ISBN: 0-8128-1694-3
LCCN: 73091845
Dewey: 909/.04/9240823
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Pages: 317

Hardcover Galahad Books

Bibliography: p. 313-317.

165. Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood During World War Two

Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood During World War Two
Author: Toll, Nellie S. Toll, Nelly

ISBN: 0-8037-1362-2
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Pages: 161

Hardcover Dial Books for Young Readers

From Publishers Weekly Toll was only six years old when the Nazis marched into her native Lwow (Poland) in 1941. Although her childhood had been shattered two years earlier by the advent of the Russian Army, she and her family were to undergo the full depredations of the Nazis' anti-Semitism. In a remarkably even yet childlike tone, Toll describes persecution by neighbors and former servants as well as the Germans, and we watch as her world shrinks, from an affluent home to cramped quarters in a ghetto to a tiny, hidden room in the Gentile part of town. With her mother, Toll spent more than a year in hiding, dependent on the goodwill of their mercurial Polish patrons, who more than once lost their courage and almost evicted the refugees. While her mother fended off the unwanted attentions of their host and while everyone dodged the suspicions of neighbors, Toll wrote stories and painted pictures, conjuring for herself the pleasures of a normal childhood. Twenty-nine of her watercolors are included here; their poignancy is matched only by the art in I Never Saw Another Butterfly . Without emphasizing horror and loss, Toll conveys the effects of human evil and human folly, summoning up the forces of tragedy and courage. Ages 10-up. (Apr.) It's raining cats and more cats: Mexican villagers relish the antics of The Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats (Tambourine). Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Kirkus Reviews In Toll's remembrance, art equals hope: her happy family pictures, painted in the secret room where she and her mother hid from the Nazis and the Poles, show extraordinary preteen talent (some of the 29 powerfully evocative paintings reproduced here now hang in Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Israel) as well as the will to survive. Nelly's plight--going from bonbons served on silver platters to hiding behind false walls--was not atypical. In some ways reminiscent of Maus, this emotionally... read more

166. The Iron Furnace: A Holocaust Survivor's Story

The Iron Furnace: A Holocaust Survivor's Story
Author: Topas, George

ISBN: 0-8131-1698-8
LCCN: 90011905
Dewey: 940.53/18/092 B 20
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Pages: 286

Hardcover University Press of Kentucky

From Library Journal Topas was a Jewish teenager living in Poland when the Nazis invaded the country in 1939. He survived the horrors of the concentration camps by learning to live by his wits--including passing himself off as an "inventor" to work on a "secret weapon" that was never produced. His life was saved at the end of the war when Allied soldiers intercepted the camp's inmates and guards on the way to an execution site. Of Topas's immediate family, only one aunt and uncle and his grandmother, who migrated to the United States just before the war began, survived. This chilling memoir effectively reminds us of the inhumanity with which people treated their fellow humans. Recommended for YAs as well as for Holocaust collections. - Sue Kamm, Los An geles P.L. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

167. Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary

Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary
Author: Tory, Avraham Michalowicz, Jerzy (Translator) Gilbert, Martin Porat, Dina

ISBN: 0-674-85810-7
LCCN: 89007496
Dewey: 940.53/18/09475 20
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Pages: 612

Hardcover Harvard Univ Pr

From Library Journal An unusually detailed diary describing life and death in the Lithuanian ghetto of Kovno from June 1941 to January 1944. Tory, secretary of the Kovno ghetto, managed to save many of the ghetto council's official documents and reports. He also saved photographs, sketches, and drawings which were made by inmates in the ghetto. Most important, Tory kept an almost daily diary of all the events which befell him and his fellow inmates. His grim recordings show the determined attempt of the Germans to destroy all that was human in the ghetto, while the Jews struggled as best they could to survive the horrors meted out to them. This annotated edition is a terrifying and enlightening document, the most detailed diary extant of the major European ghettos. An important contribution to Holocaust literature. - Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, Mass. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

168. Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor

Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor
Author: Weinberg, Werner

ISBN: 0-89950-173-7
LCCN: 84043236
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Pages: 208

Hardcover McFarland & Company

Includes index.

169. A Hidden Childhood

A Hidden Childhood
Author: Weinstein, Frida Scheps

ISBN: 0-8090-5444-2
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Pages: 151

Paperback Hill & Wang Pub

From School Library Journal YA Young people will find gripping the intense feelings of the narrator in this true story. A young Jewish girl, ``F,'' has been living with her mother in Paris during World War II. As the Germans occupy Paris, she is sent to a distant convent school. She copes with this new situation by immersing herself in the religious environment, finding beauty and security in the daily ritual of convent life. The story is made more powerful by its first-person present tense narration. The church, the sisters, and the students are all described with the wonderment of a child's first encounter. Yet ``F'' never quite belongs. From time to time a hand-knitted garment or a few words will remind her of her family. She conjectures uneasily about her mother's fate. Weinstein's experience demonstrates the humanity and courage of those who harbored a few of the hunted youngsters; it also attests to the evils of a regime that required that a child deny her identity to save her life. Young adults will relate to the child's feelings of ambivalence toward her parents and her background, as she struggles for acceptance. The honest expression of feelings about herself and others make this a valuable addition to any collection for young adults. Rita G. Keeler, St. John's School, Houston Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

170. The Six Days of Destruction: Meditations Toward Hope

The Six Days of Destruction: Meditations Toward Hope
Author: Wiesel, Elie Friedlander, Albert H. (Contributor)

ISBN: 0-8091-0409-1
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Pages: 128

Hardcover Paulist Press

From Library Journal Following in the tradition of The Five Scrolls, a prayer book for Jewish holidays edited by Herbert Bronstein and Albert Friedlander (Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1984), this offers six reflective narratives on Jewish people about to confront their own destruction, juxtaposed against passages from Genesis on the six days of creation. The elegaic simplicity conveys a stark horror that will move readers either to prayer or to stunned silence. Liturgies by Albert Friedlander conclude this powerful commemoration of the Holocaust for an interfaith readership. (Illustrations by Leonard Baskin not seen.) EC Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description This book honors Yom Ha-shoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

171. One Generation After

One Generation After
Author: Wiesel, Elie,

ISBN: 0-394-43915-5
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Category: Religion & Spirituality : Authors, A-Z : ( W ) : Wiesel, Elie


Hardcover Random House

172. Every Day Remembrance Day: A Chronicle of Jewish Martyrdom

Every Day Remembrance Day: A Chronicle of Jewish Martyrdom
Author: Wiesenthal, Simon

ISBN: 0-8050-0098-4
LCCN: 86012085
Dewey: 940.53/15/03924 19
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Category: Jews

Pages: 480

Hardcover Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

From Library Journal This chilling calendar of horrors brings together over a thousand entries detailing atrocities committed against Jewish people over the past 2000 years. Items from diverse centuries are clustered under the dates on which they occurred: on August 23, for instance, we find the massacre of the Jewish population of Koric, Ukraine, in 1648 and a Gestapo shooting of 16 Jews in 1942. Astounding in scope, horrifying in content, this calendar vividly rescues victims from statistical oblivion. EC Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

173. Max and Helen

Max and Helen
Author: Wiesenthal, Simon

ISBN: 0-688-01125-X
LCCN: 82002175
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Category: History : Europe : Ukraine

Pages: 163

Hardcover William Morrow

Translation of: Max und Helen.

174. The Sunflower

The Sunflower
Author: Wiesenthal, Simon Wisenthal, Simon

ISBN: 0-8052-0578-0
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Category: History : Military : World War II : Personal Narratives

Pages: 216

Paperback Schocken Books

Book Description A young Jew listens silently while a dying Nazi begs absolution for taking part in the burning alive of an entire village of Jews. A moral query into the silent response of the Jew follows in the form of a symposium.

175. The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945 (Studies in Jewish History)

The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945 (Studies in Jewish History)
Author: Yahil, Leny Yahil, Leni Galai, Haya (Translator) Friedman, Ina R. (Translator)

ISBN: 0-19-504522-X
LCCN: 89037750
Dewey: 940.53/18 2
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Category: History : Europe : Germany : General

Pages: 832

Hardcover American Philological Association

From Publishers Weekly Winner of the Shazar Prize for Jewish history, Israel's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, this monumental, engrossing narrative is arguably the most comprehensive account of the Holocaust to date. Tracing the Nazis' rise through their combination of tight control and improvisation, Yahil shows why Europe's Jews were sorely unprepared for Hitler's persecution and absolute tyranny. In the Jewish councils (the Judenrat), which nurtured the illusion that intercession with Germans could save at least a remnant of Jewry, this professor emeritus of Hebrew University sees one of the principal reasons for the Jews' helplessness. A masterful prose stylist, Yahil makes the unbearable readable. Proceeding country by country, he describes the deportations and liquidations, the inhuman slavery in the death camps, as well as ghetto uprisings, rescue attempts and the world's inadequate responses to impending tragedy. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Translated from the Hebrew original, which won Israel's Shazar Prize for Jewish History in 1987, this massively detailed history of the Holocaust is now the most comprehensive one-volume treatment available on the subject. Yahil, professor emeritus at Hebrew University, has written a masterful, meticulous book integrating the best of world scholarship with her own research of the last two decades to create a first-rate synthesis showing the gradual evolution of the "Final Solution." She is... read more