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Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs
Manny Steinberg

Amsterdam Publishers, 2015

Outcry - Holocaust Memoirs, a profoundly moving autobiography Manny Steinberg spent his teens in Nazi extermination camps in Germany and Poland, miraculously surviving while millions perished. This is his story. Born in 1925 in the Jewish ghetto in Radom (Poland), Manny soon realized that people of Jewish faith were increasingly being regarded as outsiders. When the Nazis invaded in September 1939 the nightmare started. The city’s Jewish ...


Here There is No Why, 2013

“Here There Is No Why” was the infamous Dr. Joseph Mengele’s answer to Roma, the author, and to millions of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Written to fulfill a promise made in the darkest moment of human history, this simple and eloquent story is unique in that it spans the geography of the Nazi’s Final Solution. Rachel (Roma in Polish), the teenage daughter of a journalist, relays to us the experiences of a schoolgirl and her ...


From A Name to A Number 1st (first) edition Text Only
Alter Wiener, 2007


My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel
Dana Fitzwater Cornell

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

~ Runner-up in the 2013 London Book Festival ~ The Holocaust didn't really end in 1945. Not for everyone. Even after the war, survivors' lives were influenced by their terrifying experiences. Some of them were never able to retell their stories--for others, it took decades.     In My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel , Henryk Frankowski feels compelled to pen his memoir and finally share his poignant story from his hospital bed ...


All But My Life
Gerda Weissmann Klein

Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis ...


The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
Leon Leyson

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015

“Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief ,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” ( VOYA ). This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson ...


My Brother's Voice: How a Young Hungarian Boy Survived the Holocaust: A True Story
Stephen Nasser, Sherry Rosenthal

Stephens Press LLC, 2003

Stephen "Pista" Nasser was 13 years old when the Nazis whisked him and his family away from their home in Hungary to Auschwitz. His memories of that terrifying experience are still vivid, and his love for his brother Andris still brings a husky tone to his voice when he remembers the terrible ordeal they endured together. Stephen's account of the Holocaust, told in the refreshingly direct and optimistic language of a young boy, will help every ...


Rena's Promise - A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam

Promise Publishing, 2013

On March 26, 1942, the first mass registered transport of Jews arrived in Auschwitz-all young women between the ages of 16 and 22. Among those 999 young Jewish women was #1716, Rena Kornreich, a Pole hiding in Slovakia. A few days later, her sister Danka #2779 arrived and so began a trial of love and courage that would last 3 years and 41 days, from the beginning of the Auschwitz death camp, to the death march and on to the end of the war. ...


94 Maidens
Rhonda Fink-Whitman

Dog Ear Publishing, 2012

WHEN THE UNIMAGINABLE IS THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO... They are innocent schoolgirls ranging in age from 14 to 22. Under normal circumstances they should be learning, laughing, and playing. Unfortunately, the year is 1942 and the place is Nazi-occupied Poland. Nothing is normal. On the night of August 11, dressed only in cotton nightgowns, they await their fate at the hands of their Nazi captors. They are no match for the Nazi beast- or are ...


The Auschwitz Escape
Joel C. Rosenberg

Brilliance Audio, 2014

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans—especially Jews like Jacob and his family—are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds ...


An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust
Bernat Rosner, Frederic C. Tubach

University of California Press, 2010

In 1944, 13-year-old Fritz Tubach was almost old enough to join the Hitler Youth in his German village of Kleinheubach. That same year in Tab, Hungary, 12-year-old Bernie Rosner was loaded onto a train with the rest of the village’s Jewish inhabitants and taken to Auschwitz, where his whole family was murdered. Many years later, after enjoying successful lives in California, they met, became friends, and decided to share their intimate ...


In Our Hearts We Were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe--A Dwarf Family's Survival of the ...
Yehuda Koren, Eilat Negev

Carroll & Graf, 2004

In this remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of whose ten members were dwarves, readers bear witness to the terrible irony of the Ovitz’s fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust. Through research and interviews with the youngest Ovitz daughter, Perla, the troupe’s last surviving member, and other relatives, the authors weave the tale of a beloved and successful family of performers ...


The Hunter: Autobiography Of The Man Who Spent Fifteen Years Searching For Adolf Eichmann

Pickle Partners Publishing, 2014

THE SEARCH…THE CAPTURE…AND THE TRIAL OF HISTORY'S BLOODIEST MURDERER, ADOLF EICHMANN — BY THE MAN WHO TRACKED HIM DOWN Tuviah Friedman-The Hunter of Adolf Eichmann Here is the extraordinary story of the famous hunter who spent fifteen years searching for Adolf Eichmann, one of the most ruthless criminals the world has known. When the first Soviet troops entered Poland, young Tuviah Friedman, who had lost most of his family and seen ...


The Holocaust Chronicle (A History in Words and Pictures)
Marilyn Harran

International Ltd., 2003

A history in words and pictures. Th story to learn and not forget.


Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust
Charles Patterson

Lantern Books, 2002

ETERNAL TREBLINKA: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust, by Charles Patterson, Ph.D., describes disturbing parallels between how the Nazis treated their victims and how modern society treats animals. The title is taken from the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, himself a vegetarian: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The first part of the book describes the ...


Hana's Suitcase (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
Karen Levine

Albert Whitman & Company, 2003

In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan. Hana Brady was written on the outside. Children who saw the suitcase on display were full of questions and the director decided to find the answers.


Samson: A Savior Will Rise
Shawn Hoffman

Thomas Nelson, 2013

“You are a man who has vowed to protect his family, even at the cost of your own life. So you have no other choice. . . . You must fight, Samson. You must.” The year is 1941, and Samson Abrams makes a life-or-death decision that lands him, and his entire family, in the notorious concentration camp Auschwitz. When Samson is recognized by Dr. Josef Mengele and Commandant Rudolf Höss as a former boxing champion, he is ordered box for their ...


The Last of the Just

Bantam, 1976

Bantam Book #10469, issued 1976. From the back cover: " 'The Last of the Just' is the haunting monument to the courage and defiance of the family of Levy, to whom God has granted one Just Man in each generation. The terrifying legacy is traced over eight centuries from a medieval pogrom to the agonies of Auschwitz suffered by the young German Jew, Ernie Levy, the Last of the Just. "


Parallel Journeys
Eleanor H. Ayer, Helen Waterford, ...

Aladdin, 2000

She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. While Helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic ...


I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

Schocken, 1994

Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer 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. 60 color illustrations.



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