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Clara's War LP: One Girl's Story of Survival
Clara Kramer, Stephen Glantz

HarperLuxe, 2009

This heart-stopping story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis is based on Clara Kramer's diary of her years surviving in an underground bunker with seventeen other people. Clara Kramer was a typical Polish-Jewish teenager from a small town at the outbreak of the Second World War. When the Germans invaded, Clara's family was taken in by the Becks, a Volksdeutsche (ethnically German) family from their town. Mrs. Beck worked as Clara's ...
  
  











  



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

Beacon Press, 1996

Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the ...
  
  











  



  
All but My Life
Gerda Weissmann Klein

Demco Media, 2002

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 ...
  
  











  



  
From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography
Alter Wiener

AuthorHouse, 2007

Alter Wiener's father was brutally murdered on September 11, 1939 by the German invaders of Poland. Alter was then a boy of 13. At the age of 15 he was deported to Blechhammer, a Forced Labor Camp for Jews, in Germany. He survived five camps. Upon liberation by the Russian Army on May 9, 1945, Alter weighed 80 lbs as reflected on the book's cover. Alter Wiener is one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in Portland, Oregon. He moved ...
  
  











  



  
The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
Wladyslaw Szpilman

Orion, 2005

This is a powerful and poignant memoir of a young Jewish pianist who survived the war in Warsaw against all odds, alongside moving extracts from the diary of the German officer who saved his life. 'You can learn more about human nature from this brief account of the survival of one man throughout the war years in the devastated city of Warsaw than from several volumes of the average encyclopaedia' Independent on Sunday THE AUTHOR Wladyslaw ...
  
  











  



  
The Hiding Place (Hendrickson Classic Biographies)
Corrie Ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, ...

Hendrickson Publishers, 2009

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis by hiding them in their home in Haarlem, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. Corrie's father, sister, brother, and nephew died as a result of their imprisonment. But she survived and was released as a result ...
  
  











  



  
How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
frank bettger

Prentice-Hall, 1949

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

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the ...
  
  











  



  
Alicia
Alicia Appleman-Jurman

Bantam, 1989

After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so vividly expressed the capacity for humanity and heroism in the face of Nazi brutality. HC: Bantam.
  
  











  



  
The Auschwitz Escape

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014

2014 finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards! 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Last Days of Summer
Steve Kluger

William Morrow, 1998

May 15, 1940 Charlie Banks New York Giants Polo Grounds, New York Dear Mr. Banks: I am a 12–year–old boy and I am dying from malaria. Please hit a home run for me because I don't think I will be around much longer. Your friend, Joey Margolis Dear Kid: Last week it was the plague. Now it's malaria. What do I look – stupid to you? You're lucky I don't send somebody over there to tap you on the conk. I am enclosing ...
  
  











  



  
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Irene Opdyke

Laurel Leaf, 2004

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it. “No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”— School Library Journal , Starred A Book Sense Top Ten Pick A Publisher’s Weekly Choice of the Year’s Best Books A Booklist Editors Choice
  
  











  



  
The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

Sentinel, 2014

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.” — General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state ...
  
  











  



  
Harvest of Gold

River North, 2013

In Harvest of Gold (Book 2) the scribe Sarah married Darius, and at times she feels as if she has married the Persian aristocracy, too. There is another point she did not count on in her marriage-Sarah has grown to love her husband. Sarah has wealth, property, honor, and power, but her husband's love still seems unattainable. Although his mother was an Israelite, Darius remains skeptical that his Jewish wife is the right choice for him, ...
  
  











  



  
Identity Theft

Destiny Image Fiction, 2013

Has the Messiah been robbed? Supernatural visitations. Divine time travel. An age-old cover up. In the middle of it all: One man miraculously transformed by Yeshua . In an instant, David went from being a skeptical Jewish columnist to a desperate seeker of Truth. The catalyst was an angelic visitation—a moment that marked him forever. David’s quest spans numerous philosophies and religions, culminating with the Person of Yeshua – ...
  
  











  



  
All-Of-A-Kind Family Downtown
Sydney Taylor

Lizzie Skurnick Books, 2014

Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie are back! In the fourth entry in the All-of-a-Kind Family series—set right after the first book—Charlie is growing up. Ella gets a big role in the Purim play, Henny gets into trouble at school and runs away from home, Sarah gets her ears pierced, Charlotte has a scary kitchen accident, and Gertie finally is old enough to have a book of her own. Life is never dull for this one-of-a-kind family! Born ...
  
  











  



  
All of a Kind Family
Sydney Taylor

Peter Smith Pub Inc, 1989

Meet the All-of-a-Kind  Family -- Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie -- who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa's shop on rainy days. The girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have ...
  
  











  



  
My Brother's Voice: How a Young Hungarian Boy Survived the Holocaust: A True Story, 2013

Stephen Nasser somehow dug deep within his soul to survive the brutal and inhumane treatment his captors inflicted on the Jews. He was the only one of his family to survive--but the memory of his brother's dying words compelled him to live. Stephen's account of the Holocaust, told in the refreshingly direct and optimistic language of a young boy, appeals to both younger audiences and his contemporaries. Written in a straightforward, narrative ...
  
  











  



  
Brant Pitre,Scott Hahn'sJesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper ...
Brant Pitre

Image, 2011
  
  











  



  
My Grandfather's Blessing: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging
Rachel Naomi Remen

Simon & Schuster Audio, 2000

In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master stroyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Dr. Remen's grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kaballah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness and heals ...
  
  











  








   



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