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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl

Beacon Press, 2006

With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of ...
  
  











  



  
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
William L. Shirer

Simon & Schuster, 2011

The fiftieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award–winning bestseller that is the definitive study of Adolf Hitler, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World War II. This special edition now features a new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and How the End Begins .
  
  











  



  
The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary Edition
Art Spiegelman

Pantheon, 1996

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” ( Wall Street Journal ) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” ( The New Yorker ). The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist ...
  
  











  



  
The Auschwitz Escape
Joel C. Rosenberg

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014

2014 finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards! Evil, unchecked, is the prelude to genocide. As the Nazi war machine rolls across Europe, young Jacob Weisz is forced to flee his beloved Germany and join an underground resistance group in Belgium. But when a rescue operation goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself trapped in a crowded cattle car headed to southern Poland. Sentenced to hard labor in the Auschwitz labor camp, Jacob forms an ...
  
  











  



  
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader's Choice Award - Intermediate Division)
John Boyne

David Fickling Books, 2007

Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer ...
  
  











  



  
Night
Elie Wiesel

Hill and Wang, 2006

Alert: This product may be shipped with or without the inclusion of the Oprah Book Club sticker. Please note that regardless of the cover, the books are identical. Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and ...
  
  











  



  
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Art Spiegelman

Pantheon, 1986

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
  
  











  



  
Man's Search for Meaning, Gift Edition
Viktor E. Frankl

Beacon Press, 2014

A new gift edition of a modern classic, with supplemental photographs, speeches, letters, and essays   Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir of life in Nazi death camps has riveted generations of readers. Based on Frankl’s own experience and the stories of his patients, the book argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. Man’s Search for Meaning has become one of ...
  
  











  



  
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
Art Spiegelman

Pantheon, 1992

***WINNER OF THE 1992 PULIZTER PRIZE*** Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spieglman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying to come to terms with his father, his father's terrifying story, and History itself. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), succeeds perfectly in shocking us out of any ...
  
  











  



  
Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor
Martin Greenfield, Wynton Hall

Regnery Publishing, 2014

He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby ...
  
  











  



  
MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Book + DVD-R)
Art Spiegelman

Pantheon, 2011

***NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER*** Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals.   In the pages of MetaMaus , Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus , the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago.   He probes the questions that Maus most often ...
  
  











  



  
In Paradise: A Novel
Peter Matthiessen

Riverhead Hardcover, 2014

The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award.   Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our unquenchable desire to wrest good from it.   One week in late autumn of 1996, a group gathers at the site of a former death camp. They ...
  
  











  



  
Survival In Auschwitz
Primo Levi

Touchstone, 1996

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth. In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “Italian citizen of Jewish race,” was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin ...
  
  











  



  
Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
Miklos Nyiszli

Arcade Publishing, 2011

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. Miraculously, he survived to give this terrifying and ...
  
  











  



  
Finding Rebecca
Eoin Dempsey

Lake Union Publishing, 2014

Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler’s Final Solution against the Jewish population. After Christopher and his family are deported back to their native Germany, he volunteers for the Nazi SS, desperate to save the woman ...
  
  











  



  
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
Timothy Snyder

Basic Books, 2012

Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.” But before it even began, America’s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war’s end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in ...
  
  











  



  
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust
Allan Zullo

Scholastic Paperbacks, 2005

Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust. These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their ...
  
  











  



  
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)
Hannah Arendt

Penguin Classics, 2010

The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust   Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker , Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy ...
  
  











  



  
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Annie Jacobsen

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert project to bring Hitler's scientists and ...
  
  











  



  
Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
Alexander G. Weheliye

Duke University Press Books, 2014

Habeas Viscus focuses attention on the centrality of race to notions of the human. Alexander G. Weheliye develops a theory of "racializing assemblages," taking race as a set of sociopolitical processes that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans. This disciplining, while not biological per se, frequently depends on anchoring political hierarchies in human flesh. The work of the black feminist scholars Hortense ...
  
  











  








   



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