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Books are sorted by author's last name:

[A – G] [H – M] [N – U] [V – Z]


Voices & Views



Primo Levi
Anissimov, Myriam

(ISBN: 0879518065) — Translated by Steve Cox. This biography of Primo Levi, an Italian chemist, survivor of Auschwitz, and renowned author examines Levi's life through material gathered from research, interviews with friends and relatives, and numerous unpublished texts and testimonies.


Holocaust Denial as an International Movement
Atkins, Stephen E.

(ISBN: 0313345384) — Atkins' book traces the history of Holocaust deniers. An important text for understanding the reasoning and claims of deniers worldwide in order to combat such misinformation.

Stephen E. Atkins, Holocaust Denial as an International Movement


Bystanders: Conscience and Complicity
Barnett, Victoria

(ISBN: 0313291845) — This work analyzes the bystander phenomenon, drawing on the insights of historians, Holocaust survivors, and ethicists. Barnett argues that bystander behavior cannot be attributed to a single cause, such as antisemitism, but can only be understood within a complex framework of factors that shape human behavior individually, socially, and politically.


Beyond Hitler's Grasp
Bar-Zohar, Michael

(ISBN: 1580620604) — During World War II, Bulgaria allied herself with the Germans. As the war progressed, the King of Bulgaria followed Hitler's mandates and began his plans to rid the country of its 50,000 Jews. This book tells the story of how the Bulgarian people stood up to their government and the Nazis to save the entire population of Bulgarian Jews.



Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi War Criminal
Bascomb, Neal 

(ISBN: 0618858679) — In this book, Bascomb follows the elusive trail of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann from his capture in Buenos Aires to his trial in Israel.

Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb


The Death of a Shtetl
Bauer, Yehuda

(ISBN: 0300152094) — In this book Bauer describes the destruction of the small Jewish townships in the eastern part of Poland between 1941 and 1942.

Yehuda Bauer Death of the Shtetl


History of the Holocaust
Bauer, Yehuda

(ISBN: 0531056414) — This book serves as a general introduction and reference to the history of the Holocaust and includes maps and charts.

History of the Holocaust


The Jews of Bialystok During World War II and the Holocaust 
Bender, Sara

(ISBN: 0312198388) — In this book Bender investigates German policies and Jewish reactions during the German occupation of Poland.

Sara Bender

The Bombing of Auschwitz
Berenbaum, Michael; Neufeld, Michael J.

(ISBN: 0312198388) — This anthology of essays debates the feasibility of whether the Allies could and should have bombed the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.


Witness to the Holocaust
Berenbaum, Michael

(ISBN: 0062701088) — An illustrated documentary history of the Nazis' effort to eradicate the Jews and other "undesirables" of Europe, told in the words of its victims, perpetrators, and bystanders.


The Death Marches: The Final Phase of the Nazi Genocide
Blatman, Daniel

(ISBN: 0674050495) — Explores the death marches that occurred from January 1945 through the end of World War II in Europe.


Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage
Block, Gay and Drucker, Malka

(ISBN: 0841913234) (paperback) — This book provides first hand accounts of non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The authors interviewed and photographed each of the rescuers featured in the book.

Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage

The Final Solution: A Genocide
Bloxham, Donald

(ISBN: 0199550344) — This book reexamines the genocide of the Jews, exploring the development of the Final Solution and Nazi policies against other populations, and provides a comparative analysis of other modern genocides.


The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization
Brandon, Ray; Lower, Wendy

(ISBN: 0253350840) — Editors Brandon and Lower bring together scholars from Europe and the U.S. to address the destruction and complex history of one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe.

 The Shoah in Ukraine by Brandon and Lower

FDR and the Jews
Breitman, Richard; Lichtman, Allan J.

(ISBN: 0674050266) — The FDR who emerges here is concerned with the fate of European Jewry.


FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

Ordinary Men
Browning, Christopher

(ISBN: 0060995068) — This is the shocking account of how a unit of average, middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.


Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp
Browning, Christopher

(ISBN: 0393070190) — In this book Browning examines the experiences of Jewish prisoners and the policies of Nazi officers based on testimonies from survivors of the Starachowice slave-labor camp.

Christopher Browning

Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland
Brzezinski, Matthew

(ISBN: 0553807277) — A revisionist history of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of April - May 1943.



Hitler's Austria: Popular Sentiment in the Nazi Era, 1938-1945
Bukey, Evan Burr

(ISBN: 0807825166) — Bukey examines popular opinion in Hitler's native country after the Anschluss (annexation) of 1938. He uses evidence gathered in Europe and the United States to dissect the reactions, views, and conduct of disparate political and social groups.

The Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest, November 1941
Burds, Jeffrey 

(ISBN: 1137388390) -  Over three days in November 1941, in Sosenki Forest outside the city of Rovno, Ukraine, German death squads supported by local collaborationists murdered some 23,500 Jewish men, women, and children. Often remembered as "the second Babi Yar," the massacre was one of nearly a hundred similar German-sponsored, large-scale, anti-Jewish killing operations perpetrated in Soviet zones during the early months of World War II on the Eastern Front. 

Holocaust in Rovno

Reading the Holocaust
Clendinnen, Inga

(ISBN: 0521645972) — Clendinnen explores the experience of the Holocaust from both the victims' and the perpetrators' point of view. She focuses on the actions of the murderers in the police battalions and among the SS in the camps, and considers how the Holocaust has been portrayed in poetry, fiction, and film.


Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America
Cohen, Beth

(ISBN: 0813539536) — Cohen presents comprehensive scholarship on the experience of the American Jewish survivor in the immediate postwar years.

Case Closed by Beth Cohen

A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
Confino, Alon

(ISBN: 0300188544) — An insightful new study that develops the theme of Jewish annihiliation as necessary to the Nazi myth of genesis.

A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide by Alon Confino

Robbing the Jews: The Confiscation of Jewish Property in the Holocaust, 1933-1945
Dean, Martin

(ISBN: 0521888255) – Dean examines the seizure of Jewish property by the Nazis and their collaborators throughout Nazi-occupied Europe within the context of the Holocaust.

Robbing the Jews by Martin Dean

The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews 
Desbois, Fr. Patrick

(ISBN: 023060172) — Father Desbois chronicles his search for the mass graves of Ukrainian Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Holocaust by Bullets
Writing the Holocaust
Dreyfuss, Jean-Marc and Daniel Langton 

(ISBN: 0340991895) — Provides an overview of the key themes and theoretical developments that inform the nature of historical writing on the Holocaust.

Dreyfuss and Langton

The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps
Des Pres, Terence

(ISBN: 0195027035) — De Pres studies the lives of Holocaust survivors to understand the conditions and spirit that enabled some to survive.


Jacob's Rescue: A Holocaust Story
Drucker, Malka; Helperin, Michael 

(ISBN: 0440409659) — This is the story of Jacob, a Jewish boy in Poland who moves in with a Christian family in 1941 after the Jews of Warsaw are forced to relocate from their homes into the newly established ghetto. Jacob must pretend he is their son, pass as a Christian and keep from getting caught.


A Boy in Terezin: The Private Diary of Pavel Weiner, April 1944-April 1945
Dwork, Debórah (Introduction and Notes); Weiner, Pavel (Author, Translator); Weiner, Karen (Editor) 

(ISBN: 0810127792) — Covers a year of the life of Pavel Weiner, a Czech Jewish boy, in the Theresienstadt transit camp in Terezin.



Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe
Dwork, Debórah

(ISBN: 0300054475) — Dwork details the history of children who were affected by the Holocaust. Dwork bases her studies on oral histories, archival records, and letters and diaries of children who were in hiding, in transit camps, ghettos, forced labor camps, or killing centers.

Children with a Star


Dwork, Debórah; van Pelt, Robert Jan

(ISBN: 039331684x) — No symbol of the Holocaust is more profound than Auschwitz. How could such an ordinary town become a site of such terror? Who conceived, created, and constructed the camp? This text reveals how an unremarkable Polish village was transformed into a killing field. Includes 200 photographs & architectural plans.


Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946
Dwork, Debórah; van Pelt, Robert Jan 

(ISBN: 0393062295) — Dwork and van Pelt trace Jewish emigration and refugee policy from the beginning of the Third Reich through the creation of displaced persons camps. 

Flight from the Reich by Dwork and van Pelt


Holocaust: A History
Dwork, Debórah; van Pelt, Robert Jan

(ISBN: 0393051889) — Dwork and van Pelt provide a history of the Holocaust. Their work begins in the Middle Ages and continues through to the post-Holocaust world.


The Third Reich at War
Evans, Richard J.

(ISBN: 1594202060) — This final book in Evans' trilogy on the Third Reich examines the Nazi regime during 1939-1945.  He looks at German military campaigns and life on the homefront in relation to policies and practices against Jews and others.

The Third Reich at War by Richard J. Evans

Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust
Florence, Ronald

(ISBN: 0670020729) — Details Joel Brand's and the Jewish rescue committee's heroic attempt to save Hungary's Jewish population.


The Diary of a Young Girl
Frank, Anne

(ISBN 0553296981) — The journal of a Jewish girl in her early teens describes both the joys and torments of daily life, as well as typical adolescent thoughts, throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.


The Diary of a Young Girl: The Critical Edition
Frank, Anne

(ISBN: 0385240236) — This illustrated volume is a collection and comparison of the three versions of Anne Frank's diary: Anne's original entries, including never-before-published material; the diary as she herself edited it while in hiding; and the best-known version, edited by her father.


The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
Frank, Anne

(ISBN: 0385480334) — A newly translated edition of Anne Frank's diary restores the original one-third omitted text that offered insight into Anne's emerging sexuality and her turbulent relationship with her mother.


The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution
Friedlander, Henry

(ISBN: 0807846759) — Friedlander explores how the Nazi euthanasia program provided a practical model for mass murder. He focuses on how the techniques of mass murder developed for the euthanasia program served as the models for the final solution's extermination camps.


Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume I: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939
Friedländer, Saul

(ISBN: 0060928786) — Friedländer describes and interprets the steadily increasing anti-Jewish persecution in Germany after the 1933 Nazi ascension to power.


Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume 2: The Years of Extermination 1939-1945
Friedländer, Saul

(ISBN: 0060190434) — In has latest work, Friedländer completes his two-volume, comprehensive study of the Holocaust in Europe.


Cinema and the Shoah: An Art Confronts the Tragedy of the Twentieth Century
Frodon, Jean-Michel

(ISBN: 1438430264) — Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.


A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust
Mary Fulbrook

(ISBN: 978-0199603305 ) - A Small Town Near Auschwitz examines the life and role of Udo Klausa, a local Nazi, during the Holocaust. Fulbrook's work attempts to answer the question how those citizens only 25 miles away from Auschwitz claim they did not know what happened during the Holocaust.


The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments 
Geddes, Jennifer L., ed.

(ISBN: 978-0-230-61492-5) — The Double Binds examines the impact of the Holocaust on ethical values, and attempts to measure the repercussions of that impact on mankind's confidence in morality.

Jennifer L. Geddes (ed.), Double Binds

Anne Frank Remembered
Gies, Miep

(ISBN: 0671662341) — Gies recalls how she, her husband and several of their coworkers sheltered her boss, Otto Frank, his family, and several other Jews in a secret annex of their Amsterdam office building during World War II.

Atlas of the Holocaust
Gilbert, Martin

(ISBN: 0688123643) — Beginning with isolated incidents of prewar violence and expanding in scope with the Third Reich's rise to power, this book is a geographic exploration of the Holocaust. It includes maps and diagrams of expulsions, forced marches, mass executions, and concentration camps.


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

(ISBN: 0805003487) — The author uses oral histories as well as over 30 illustrations to present this period in history.


The Train Journey: Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing the Holocaust (Studies on War and Genocides)
Gigliotti, Simone

(ISBN: 9781571812681) — Gigliotti examines the role of the train during the Holocaust as a means of transportation and devastation in its own right.

The Train Journey by Simone Gigliotti

Theatrical Performance during the Holocaust: Texts, Documents, Memoirs
Goldfarb, Alvin; Rovit, Rebecca

(ISBN: 0801861675) — This book collects for the first time critical essays, memoirs, and primary source materials relating to the surprising history of Jewish drama, cabaret, music, and opera under the Third Reich.


Different Horrors, Same Hell: Gender and the Holocaust 
Goldenberg, Myrna and Shapiro, Amy (Editors)

(ISBN: 978-0295992433)  Different Horrors, Same Hell: Gender and the Holocaust  is a collection of essays focusing on feminist theory and gender analysis during the Holocaust.  Authors include Doris Bergen, Mary Gallant, Dorota Glowacka and David Patterson. 

Different horrors, Same hell


Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German- Occupied Poland
Jan Grabowski

(ISBN: 978-0253010742) Originally released in Polish as Judenjagd, Hunt for the Jews looks into the role of Righteous Gentiles during WWII. Focusing manly on the region east of Krakow, this book uses documents and testimonies to explore what happened after the liquidation of Dabrowa's ghettos and the Jews who remained behind.



The Other Schindlers: What Made People Save Jews from the Holocaust
Grunwald-Spier, Agnes; Gilbert, Martin

(ISBN: 0752457063) — As a baby Agnes Grunwald-Spier was saved from Auschwitz by an unknown official. In this book she retells the stories of 30 individuals who rescued Jews, giving new insight into why these individuals risked so much for their fellow men and women.

Agnes Grunwald-Spier and Martin Gilbert

Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Gutman, Israel

(ISBN: 0395901308) — Until the Nazi invasion, Warsaw was the home of Europe's largest Jewish community. Resistance is the full story of the Jews' attempts to fight the Nazis, revealed by dramatic excerpts from diaries, letters, and other documents of the period.

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Hitler's Foreign Executioners: Europe's Dirty Secret 
Hale, Christopher

(ISBN: 0752459740) — Explores Heinrich Himmler's master plan for Europe and how the half a million Europeans and more than a million Soviet citizens who fought for the Third Reich were part of this plan.


Lest Innocent Blood be Shed
Hallie, Philip

(ISBN: 0060925175) — This book tells the story of the small French village of Le Chambon and how they saved 5,000 Jews and other refugees during the Holocaust.


The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies
Hayes, Peter & John Roth (editors)

(ISBN: 0199211868) — Divided into five thematic sections, this handbook draws on the work of forty-seven Holocaust scholars.

Hayes Book

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust
Hedgepeth, Sonja M. and Rochelle G. Saidel (editors)

(ISBN: 158465905X) — Utilizes testimony, Nazi documentation, and memoirs to expose the ways in which Jewish women became victims of sexual violence during the Holocaust.

Hedgepath and Saidel


Strange and Unexpected Love: A Teenage Girl's Holocaust Memories 
Heller, Fanya

(ISBN: 0881255319) — This is Heller's story of how she lived under Nazi occupation as a teenager and how her family was saved by two Ukrainian families.

Strange and Unexpected Love by Fanya Heller

Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis
Henry, Patrick 

(ISBN:  0813225892) - Introduced and edited by Patrick Henry, this book contains essays showing violent and non-violent Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. 

Jewish Resistance against the Nazis

Nazi Propoganda for the Arab World
Herf, Jeffrey

(ISBN: 0300145799) — In this book Herf explores Nazi propoganda targeting Muslims and Arabs.

Jeffrey Herf
After Such Knowledge
Hoffman, Eva

(ISBN:  978-1586480462) - Written from Hoffman's persepctive as the daughter of survivors, Hoffman explores the memory and legacy of the Holocaust. She explores in depth the the responsibilits of the second generation.  Throughout the book, Hoffman asks provoking questions such as "what happens when we focus on 'memory' itself rather than its object". 

Perpetrators Victims Bystanders: Jewish Catastrophe 1933-1945
Hilberg, Raul

(ISBN: 0060995076) — Drawing on a lifetime of research and reflection, Hilberg tells the stories of those who caused, experienced, and witnessed this great human catastrophe.


The Destruction of the European Jews
Hilberg, Raul

(ISBN: 0841909105) — The focus of this book, which is an abridgement of Hilberg's definitive three volume edition, is the perpetrators and the systematic destruction of European Jewry.

The Destruction of European Jews


The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust
Hirsh, Michael 

(ISBN: 0553807560) — This book is based on interviews conducted with over 150 soldiers who liberated the concentration, labor, and death camps during World War II.



Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries
Holliday, Laurel

(ISBN: 0671520555) — An anthology of diaries written by children living in Nazi-occupied Europe. It includes the writings of twenty-three boys and girls aged ten through eighteen.


Ghettostadt: Łódź and the Making of a Nazi City
Horwitz, Gordon J.  

(ISBN: 067402799x) —  Horwitz examines the Jewish ghetto’s place in the Nazi world view. He explores ghetto life from the perspectives and actions of the Łódź Jewish community, the Germans who oversaw and administered ghetto affairs, and the “ordinary” inhabitants of the once Polish city.

Lodz Ghetto

A Hero of Our Own: The Story of Varian Fry
Isenberg, Sheila

(ISBN: 0375502211) — This is a biography of Varian Fry, the first American recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations.  While on a secret mission in Marseilles, Fry helped 1,500 European writers, painters, and scientists, many of them Jews, escape from Southern France into Spain.  


Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews & Ordinary Germans
Johnson, Eric N.

(ISBN: 0465049060) — Nazi Terror tackles a central aspect of the Nazi dictatorship — terror. The Nazis did not rule by terror, and terror rarely touched the lives of most ordinary Germans. The terror apparatus of Nazi Germany employed a selective terror that concentrated almost exclusively on Jews and other specifically targeted enemies of the Nazi regime.

Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe
Jockusch, Laura

N:0199764557) — This book tells the story of Jewish survivors who pioneered Holocaust research in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

Collect and Record! by Jockusch

Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany
Kaplan, Marion A.

(ISBN: 0195115317) — Drawing on the memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men, Kaplan tells the story of Jews in Germany trying to control their everyday lives in a world that was becoming more and more unbalanced.


Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sousa, 1940-1945
Kaplan, Marion A.

(ISBN: 0971685932) — Kaplan explores the lives of Jewish refugees living in the Dominican Republic during World War II.

Domincan Haven

Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
Kassow, Samuel D.

(ISBN: 0307455866) — Tells the story of Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum, who established a secret organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the Warsaw ghetto's inhabitants.  Prior to the liquidation of the ghetto in 1943, the Oyneg Shabes buried documents from their archive in milk cans and tin boxes.

Schindler's List
Keneally, Thomas

(ISBN: 0671880314) — This book details the efforts of Oskar Schindler, a German-Catholic industrialist, who managed to save more than 1,000 Jewish men, women, and children from certain death.


Courage Was My Only Option: The Autobiography of Roman Kent
Kent, Roman

(ISBN: 053315653x) - Roman Kent's autobiography is more than a memoir. In addition to telling the story of his life in the Łodz Ghetto and Auschwitz, Kent — treasurer of the Claims Conference — describes the efforts of survivors to achieve justice in the post-Holocaust years.

Courage Was My Only Option


Hitler: 1889 - 1936 Hubris
Kershaw, Ian

(ISBN: 0393046710) — From his birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in the twentieth century.


The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945
Kershaw, Ian

(ISBN: 0143122134) — Ian Kershaw examines a core of die-hard fanatics, an obedient and still functioning state structure, and a compliant public that did nothing to interfere with the dying regime's final murderous acts.

The End by Ian Kershaw

Kertész, Imre

(ISBN: 1400078636) — A novel about fourteen-year-old Gyorgy Koves' experience being deported from his home in Budapest to Auschwitz.



The Pathseeker
Kertész, Imre

(ISBN: 1933633530) — A novel about "the commissioner's" trip to a nondescript town in a middle-European country, which turns into an ominous journey.

The Pathseeker


The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Kertzer, David

(ISBN: 978-0812993462) - Brown University Professor David Kertzer examines the history of the Vatican during the Holocaust, written with access to the recently opened Vatican archives.  Kertzer looks at the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini and how Pope Pius XI accommodation of Mussolini helped Hitler gain power in Europe. 


I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1933-1941
Klemperer, Victor

(ISBN: 0679456961) — Translated by Martin Chalmers. Life during the Holocaust is illustrated in the diaries of Victor Klemperer, a German Jew whose life was spared because of his marriage to an "Aryan." His diary documents the gradual loss of his rights, his friends, his possessions, and ultimately his dignity as a Jew in Nazi Germany. Through personal and detailed accounts of daily life, the banalities of the Third Reich are revealed.


I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1942- 1945
Klemperer, Victor

(ISBN: 0679456961) — Translated by Martin Chalmers. This symphony of voices is ordered by the brilliant, grumbling Klemperer, struggling to complete his work on eighteenth-century France while documenting the ever-tightening Nazi grip. He loses first his professorship and then his car, his phone, his house, even his typewriter, and is forced to move into a Jews' House (the last step before the camps), put his cat to death (Jews may not own pets), and suffer countless other indignities.


The Nazi Conscience
Koonz, Claudia

(ISBN: 0674018427) — Koonz traces how the Nazis developed a rationale for their genocidal policies against the Jews and how they used a range of media to convince the German people of the necessity and indeed, the morality, of those policies.

The Nazi Conscience by Claudia Koonz


Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945
Kühne, Thomas 

(ISBN: 0300121865) — This work explores how the Nazis used the concepts of community and belonging as a means to promote conformity and solidarity, resulting in mass crime and genocide.

Belonging and Genocide


 Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence
Lang, Berel 

(ISBN: 1584657413) — Through discussion and analysis of such topics as representation, silence, and denial, Lang examines the philosophical issues inherent in attempting to comprehend the Holocaust.


Governments-In-Exile and the Jews during the Second World War
Lanicek, Jan and Jordan, James

(ISBN: 978-0853038757) -An in depth look at the 'Jewish policy' of governments-in-exile that were created during WWII.

Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
Large, David Clay

(ISBN: 0393058840) — Large discusses the Olympics in historical context and exposes the propaganda and politics behind the 1936 games.

David Clay Large, Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin 
Larson, Erik

(ISBN: 030740885X) — Larson charts the daily experiences of US Ambassador William Dodd in Berlin from 1933 to 1937.

The Family
Laskin, David

(ISBN: 067002547X) - The true story of one family though the 20th Century.  

David Laskin The Family

Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper
Leff, Laurel

(ISBN: 0521607825) — Leff explores why The New York Times failed to inform its readers about the genocide of European Jewry as it was taking place.



Hunting Down the Jews: Vichy, the Nazis and Mafia Collaborators in Provence, 1942-1944
Levendel, Isaac and Bernard Weisz 

(ISBN: 1936274310) — Explores how the Nazi and Vichy regimes made use of freelance Jew hunters to track down and round up Jews in Southern France.

Levendel and Weisz


Survival in Auschwitz
Levi, Primo

(ISBN: 0684826801) — Levi's haunting memories of his ten months in Auschwitz. The author gives an unforgettable description of the systematic cruelty and his miraculous survival.


The Drowned and the Saved
Levi, Primo 

(ISBN: 067972186x) — This book is an attempt by Levi, a survivor of Auschwitz, to understand and explain the phenomenon of Auschwitz. In his quest, Levi tries to answer unanswerable questions about power, disgrace and conspiracy.


In Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Japanese Dipolomat Who Risked his Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews From the Holocaust
Levine, Hillel

(ISBN: 0684832518) — Levine explores why a little-known Japanese diplomat named Chiune Sugihara risked his career during World War II by issuing transit visas to thousands of Jews fleeing Hitler's troops and concludes that mercy, like evil, often has no visible roots.


Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest: Myth, History and Holocaust
Levine, Paul

(ISBN: 0853037280) — Explores the myths surrounding Raoul Wallenberg and argues that his rescue efforts must be examined and understood within the historical context of that time.


The King of the Children: The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak
Lifton, Betty Jean

(ISBN: 0312155603) — This is a biography of Janusz Korczak, an advocate of children's rights who saved hundreds of orphans in the Warsaw Ghetto.  Korczak had an opportunity to escape but chose to perish in Treblinka rather than abandon the orphans in his care. 

Whitehall and the Jews, 1933-1948: British Immigration Policy, Jewish Refugees, and the Holocaust
London, Louise

(ISBN: 0521534496) —
Whitehalle and the Jews by Louise London

Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
Lipstadt, Deborah E.

(ISBN: 0452272742) — Lipstadt reviews the history of the revisionist movement that denies the truth of the Holocaust, tracing its growth from a lunatic fringe movement to a movement gaining acceptance as one of legitimate scholarship.


The Eichmann Trial
Lipstadt, Deborah E.

(ISBN: 9780805242607) — Lipstadt reexamines the Eichmann trial, shedding new light on Israeli attorney general Gideon Hausner, Eichmann, and Hannah Arendt's famous reportage on the trial.



Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Wendy Lower

(ISBN: 0547863381)  — Lower examines the role that German women played on the Nazi eastern front. 

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

(ISBN: 0195036158) — Marrus addresses the issue of homeless people or refugees during World War II, providing a detailed account of Jewish refugees and their struggle to flee from Nazi occupied zones. Marrus also looks at the roles played by neutral countries in this process.

The Unwanted


Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and its Transformations
Matthaus, Jurgen, ed.

(ISBN: 0195389158) — In this study of one Holocaust survivor's testimony, Matthaus compiles the perspectives of many scholars who knew Helen "Zippi" Spitzer Tichauer to create a comprehensive narrative of her story, and to examine how we remember and interpret individual experiences of the Holocaust.

Jurgen Matthaus, Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor

The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust
Michman, Dan

(ISBN: 0521763711) — In this book Michman studies the emergence of the Jewish ghettos for 1939 to 1944. This book impacts overall understanding of the anti-Jewish policies of Nazi Germany.

Dan Michman


Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers
Müller, Filip

(ISBN: 1566632714) — Filip Müller came to Auschwitz with one of the earliest transports from Slovakia in April 1942 and began working in the gassing installations and crematoria in May. He was still alive when the gassings ceased in November 1944. He saw multitudes come and disappear; by sheer luck he survived. Muller is neither a historian nor a psychologist; he is a source — one of the few prisoners who saw the Jewish people die and lived to tell about it.

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The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses
Norwood, Stephen H.

(ISBN: 052176243X) — In this book Norwood explores the ways in which America's academic elite displayed their complicity in Nazi Germany's efforts to improve its image in the United States during the 1930s.

Stephen Norwood
The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust
Paldiel, Mordecai

(ISBN: 0881253766) — Paldiel recounts the stories of several hundred Righteous Gentiles in virtually all the countries of Nazi-occupied Europe who put themselves and their families at risk in order to save the lives of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror.

The Path of the Righteous by Mordecai Paldiel
Saving the Jews
Paldiel, Mordecai

(ISBN: 0881253766) — Paldiel describes how a handful of righteous persons around the world worked mostly alone to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust while putting their own lives at risk.


Sheltering the Jews: Stories of Holocaust Rescuers
Paldiel, Mordecai

(ISBN: 0800628977) — Paldiel highlights the role of non-Jews in extending aid and assistance to Jews inside Nazi-occupied Europe. Taken from the testimonies and files housed at Yad Vashem, Paldiel presents dozens of stories of rescue.


Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War
Phayer, Michael

(ISBN: 0253349303) — Phayer analyzes Pope Pius XII's actions during World War II and the post-war period in relation to the Pope's fear of communism.

Michael Phayer- Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery
Pilecki, Witold

(ISBN: 1607720108) — In 1940, Witold Pilecki volunteered to be arrested by the Germans and to report from inside Auschwitz concentration camp in order to inform the Polish Underground.

The Auschwitz Volunteer - Pilecki

The Boy: A Holocaust Story
Porat, Dan

(ISBN: 0809030713) — Porat's book investigates and tells the story of one of the most well-recognized images of the Holocaust.


Kasztner's Train: The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust
Porter, Anna

(ISBN: 0802715966) — Anna Porter seeks to rehabilitate the reputation of Rezso Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who was branded a Nazi collaborator during the 1950s, but more recently has been exonerated by Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem.

kasztners train

Country of Ash: A Jewish Doctor in Poland, 1939-1945
Reicher, Edward

(ISBN: 1934137456) — Country of Ash chronicles a Jewish doctor who survived the Lodz and Warsaw ghettoes, managed to escape to the Aryan side of Warsaw, where he hid under numerous disguises.


Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust
Rittner, Carol; Roth, John

(ISBN: 155778504x) — Neither before, during, nor after the Holocaust have women been silent about the experiences that left them forever marked by the "Final Solution." Here are 28 selections brought together to intensify an awareness of the depths of the Holocaust's tragedy.


The End of the Holocaust
Rosenfeld, Alvin

(ISBN: 0253356431) — Explores how the proliferation of materials (books, films, memorials, commemorations, etc.) related to the Holocaust has resulted in a diminution of its meaning.  Warns about the possible consequences of "the end of the Holocaust" in public consciousness.

Rosenfeld Book

Holocaust Literature: A History and Guide
Roskies, David G.; Diamant, Naomi

(ISBN: 1611683572) — Roskies and Diamant surveyed Holocaust literature discussing its evolution through all genres and languages. The result is a comprehensive list of Holocaust literature demonstrating the range of writings after the war. 

Holocaust Literature: A History and Guide

The Forger: An Extrordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin
Schonhaus, Cioma

(ISBN: 0786720581) — In this memoir, Schonhaus relives his life on the run in wartime Berlin. He forged life-saving passes and papers for those fleeing Nazi oppression. Although a Jew himself, Schonhaus would enjoy Berlin when he was not forging papers. 

The Forger


Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
Schulweis, Rabbi Harold

(ISBN: 1580233759) —  Rabbi Schulweis challenges readers to use their conscience to examine their obedience and disobedience in relation to moral matters.



The Long Voyage
Semprun, Jorge

(ISBN: 158567639X) —  An autobiographical narrative of Semprun's experience being transported in a cattle car to Buchenwald.

The Long Voyage


Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
Snyder, Timothy

(ISBN: 0465002399) —  Examines the mass killings perpetrated by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes in the 1930s and 1940s.


Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Stangneth, Bettina

(ISBN: 0307959678) —  Stangneth showes that Adolf Eichmann was “clearly someone who was out to ‘create’ a verdict rather than reach one.”

Eichmann Before Jerusalem by Bettina Stangneth

Nazis on the Run: How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice
Steinacher, Gerald

(ISBN: 0199576866) —  Examines how Nazi war criminals escaped from justice at the end of World War II.  Specifically, it examines the role played by the Red Cross, the Vatican, and the Secret Services of the major powers in these escapes.

Gerald Steinacher

Kristallnacht 1938
Steinweis, Alan

(ISBN: 0674036239) — In this book Steinweis discusses the causes and events of Kristallnacht.

Alan Steinweis
Defiance: The Bielski Partisans
Tec, Nechama

(ISBN: 0195075951) — The author, a Holocaust survivor, tells the history of the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews during the Holocaust. She describes a forest community in western Belorussia of 1,200 Jews, who were led by peasant-turned-partisan Tuvia Bielski.


Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood
Tec, Nechama

(ISBN: 0195035003) — This story recounts the survival of Tec's family during the Holocaust.

Resilience and Courage: Women, Men, and the Holocaust
Tec, Nechama

(ISBN: 0300093551) — Tec compares the wartime experiences of women and men. Distinct coping strategies and the fate of each sex are discussed. Various Holocaust settings are analyzed: German occupation, ghettos, concentration and death camps, underground movements, the illegal Christian world and the forests.

Resistance: Jews and Christians Who Defied Nazi Terror
Tec, Nechama

(ISBN: 0199735417) — An in-depth look at both Jewish and non Jewish resistance during WWII.
Resistance by Nechama Tec

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

(ISBN: 0195051947) — Tec attempts to describe those men and women who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The author examines sociological patterns, class relations, religious similarities as well as other factors.


Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony
Trezise, Thomas

(ISBN: 0823244490) —  Witnessing Witnessing explores how we receive and use Holocaust testimony.


Witnessing Witnessing, October 2013

Code Name: Zegota
Tomaszewski, Irene; Werbowski, Tecia

(ISBN: 031338391x) — The story of extraordinary heroism amidst unique depravity. A valuable addition to our understanding of the many facets of the Holocaust.

Irene Tomaszewski Tecia Werbowski
Judenrat: The Jewish Councils in Eastern Europe Under Nazi Occupation
Trunk, Isaiah

(ISBN: 080329428x) — Trunk examines the role of the Judenrat, or Jewish Councils, in the ghettos. While Jews were forced to live in ghettos during the Holocaust, Nazis appointed Jews living in these ghettos to carry out Nazi directives against other Jews, to supply forced labor, and eventually to cooperate in the Final Solution.


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At the Edge of the Abyss: A Concentration Camp Diary, 1943-1944
van Pelt, Robert Jan (Editor); Koker, David (Author); Horn, Michiel (Translator); Irons, John (Translator)

(ISBN: 0810126362) — This work is the diary David Koker, a 21-year-old Dutch Jew, kept during his time in the Vught concentration camp.  The diary charts his daily life in the camp as well as his spiritual evolution as a writer.



The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial
van Pelt, Robert Jan

(ISBN: 0253340160) — This book is based on the testimony given by van Pelt, a cultural historian, at the libel trial initiated by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt. Professor van Pelt provided exhaustive evidence that the gas chambers in Auschwitz were built and operated to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews and refuted arguments of Holocaust deniers to the contrary.


I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Volavkova, Hana (ed.)

(ISBN: 0805210156) — Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin concentration camp, less than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism.


Hitler's First War
Weber, Thomas

(ISBN: 0199233209) — An in-depth study of Adolf Hitler's unit during World War I, the List Regiment.  Through the stories of Hitler's fellow soldiers, Weber argues that the story of Hitler's experience during the war was a myth propagated by Hitler himself.  In doing so, Weber challenges the belief that the First World War led naturally to Nazism.

Hitler's First War_Weber


Pope and Devil: The Vatican's Archives and the Third Reich
Wolf, Hubert; Kronenberg, Kenneth

(ISBN: 0674050819) — In this book Wolf presents astonishing findings from the recently opened Vatican archives. These discoveries clarify the relations between National Socialism and the Vatican. This book illuminates the thinking of the popes, cardinals, and bishops who saw themselves in a historic struggle against evil. 

Hurbert Wolf Kenneth Kronenberg


Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust
Wood, Thomas E.; Jankowski, Stanislaw M.

(ISBN: 0471145734) — This is the story of Jan Karski⊃;s heroic actions during World War II. Karski was a young Polish diplomat who joined the Polish underground movement where he served as a liaison carrying news of Nazi actions from Poland to the Allies. Karski survived imprisonment in a Soviet detention camp and torture by the Nazis. He investigated the treatment of the Jews under Nazi occupation, visiting the Warsaw Ghetto and documenting Nazi plans to exterminate the Jews of Europe. He brought this important news to the leaders and intellectuals of the Western world including H.G. Wells and President Roosevelt. Some reacted viscerally to his message, some with disbelief and indifference.


The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945
Wyman, David S.

(ISBN: 1565844157) — It has long been alleged that officials in the Roosevelt administration knew about Hitler's plans to murder all the Jews in Nazi Europe — and that these officials did little to prevent the massacre, refusing asylum to shiploads of Jewish refugees and failing to order the bombing of railway lines leading to Auschwitz and other concentration camps. Wyman examines the evidence, concluding that senior American officials could indeed have saved many thousands, if not millions, of European Jews by intervening earlier. Wyman suggests that a combination of antisemitism and indifference to anything not perceived as being of direct strategic importance to the United States indirectly led to countless deaths.

The Abandonment of the Jews

The Holocaust: The Fate of European Jewry 1932-1945
Yahil, Leni

(ISBN: 0195045238) — In this comprehensive history of the Holocaust, Yahil focuses on the Nazis and their anti-Jewish programs before, during, and after World War II.

The Holocaust

The Terezin Album of Marianka Zadikow 
Zadikow, Marianka, ed. by Debórah Dwork. 

(ISBN: 0226511863) — This facsimile edition of notes and sketches collected by Marianka Zadikow provides glimpses into the individual lives of prisoners in Terezin during the last few months of the Holocaust. In the introduction Dwork tells the story of the Terezin camp and how Marianka and her family fared while imprisoned there.

Terezin album of Marianka Zadikow


Salvaged Pages: Young Writer's Diaries of the Holocaust
Zapruder, Alexandra

(ISBN: 0300092431) — Zapruder compiles diaries of 14 youths from all over Europe. Their stories give the reader a more comprehensive and personal perspective of the Holocaust. For each diary, Zapruder gives a clear overview, including historical context and biography. In addition to the geographical range of the narratives, each one truly lends itself to the complexity of the human condition.

Salvaged Pages
Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and its Aftermath
Zimmerman, Joshua D. (Ed.)

(ISBN: 0813531586) — This collection of essays, representing three generations of Polish and Jewish scholars, is the first attempt since the fall of Communism to reassess the existing historiography of Polish-Jewish relations just before, during, and after the Second World War. These essays challenge commonly held views on both sides of the debates.

The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews
Zuccotti, Susan

(ISBN: 0803299141) — The book addresses the fate of French Jews at the hands of the Nazis and their Vichy collaborators. The author chronicles the clandestine networks of Jewish rescue organizations, the heroic efforts of armed Jewish resistance groups, and the assistance provided by non-Jews. Zuccotti also charts the treachery of Vichy politicians and of countless French collaborators who joined fascist leagues to hunt down members of the resistance and Jews.


The Italians and the Holocaust: Persecution, Rescue, and Survival
Zuccotti, Susan

(ISBN: 0803299117) — The author explores the factors that enabled eighty-five percent of Italy's tiny and highly assimilated Jewish minority to survive the Holocaust, which began in earnest with the German occupation in late 1943.

Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy
Zuccotti, Susan

(ISBN: 0300084870) — Zuccotti describes what the Vatican did — or did not do — to help Jews in Italy in World War II. The author demonstrates that little help of any kind came from Popes Pius XI and XII or their senior officials. Zuccotti's research ranges wide, from the anti-Jewish tone of Jesuit publications in the years leading up to World War II to contemporary interviews with Holocaust survivors.

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