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The Shawl

Written by Cynthia Ozick


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1990
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72926-6 (0-679-72926-7)

Though “The Shawl” and “Rosa” are two of Ozick’s most admired works of fiction—both included in Best American Short Stories and awarded First Prize in the annual O. Henry Stories collection—this is their first appearance in one paperback volume. In “The Shawl,” Rosa Lublin watches a concentration camp guard murder her... Read more >

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Anne Frank's Family
The Extraordinary Story of Where She Came From, Based on More Than 6,000 Newly Discovered Letters, Documents, and Photos
Written by Mirjam Pressler


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73941-4 (0-307-73941-4)

This fascinating history of Anne Frank and the family that shaped her is based on a treasure trove of thousands of letters, poems, drawings, postcards, and photos recently discovered by her last surviving close relative, Buddy Elias, and his wife, Gerti.

As children, Anne and her cousin Buddy were very close; he... Read more >
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The Pieces from Berlin

Written by Michael Pye


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71416-0 (0-375-71416-2)

In the great disorder of wartime Berlin, Lucia Muller-Rossi was an unofficial star: mistress to an Ambassador, the whole world to her young son, and guardian of all the lovely things her Jewish friends were forced to leave behind as they took the trains to the death camps. Sixty years later... Read more >
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Masters of Death
The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70822-0 (0-375-70822-7)

In Masters of Death, Richard Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the part played by the Einsatzgruppen—the professional killing squads deployed in Poland and the Soviet Union, early in World War II, by Himmler’s SS. And he shows how these squads were utilized as the Nazis made two... Read more >
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January 20, 2015
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A Fifty-Year Silence
Love, War, and a Ruined House in France
Written by Miranda Richmond Mouillot


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-4064-5 (0-8041-4064-2)

After surviving World War II, Miranda Richmond Mouillot’s grandparents left refugee camps in Switzerland to return to France. Five years later, her grandmother walked out and the two never saw or spoke to each other again, never remarried, and never revealed what divided them. A Fifty-Year Silence is Richmond Mouillot’s journey to... Read more >
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Konin
One Man's Quest for a Vanished Jewish Community
Written by Theo Richmond


Format: Trade Paperback, 572 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75823-5 (0-679-75823-2)

In 1939 the Polish town of Konin vanished in the wake of Nazi occupation. Twenty-five years later, Theo Richmond set out to find what he could about that vanished world. He traveled across the United States, Europe, and Israel, tracing survivors and sifting through archives and the stories of those he... Read more >

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Hitler's Private Library
The Books That Shaped His Life
Written by Timothy W. Ryback


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45526-0 (0-307-45526-2)

With a new chapter on eugenicist Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race

In this brilliant and original exploration of some of the formative influences in Adolf Hitler’s life, Timothy Ryback examines the books that shaped the man and his thinking.

Hitler was better known for burning books than collecting them but... Read more >
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Dreamland
Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War
Written by Howard M. Sachar


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70829-9 (0-375-70829-4)

By the end of World War I, in November 1918, Europe’s old authoritarian empires had fallen, and new and seemingly democratic governments were rising from the debris. As successor states found their place on the map, many hoped that a more liberal Europe would emerge. But this post-war idealism all too... Read more >
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Simon Wiesenthal
The Life and Legends
Written by Tom Segev


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1208-2 (0-8052-1208-6)

The first fully documented biography of the legendary Polish-born Nazi hunter—a revelatory account of a man whose life, though part invention, was wholly dedicated to ensuring both that the Nazis be held responsible for their crimes and that their destruction of European Jewry never be forgotten.

Within days of being liberated from... Read more >
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Into That Darkness
An Examination of Conscience
Written by Gitta Sereny


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1983
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-71035-8 (0-394-71035-5)

Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, Commandant of Treblinka, this book lays bare the soul of a man who continually found ways to rationalize his role in Hitler's Final Solution.

“The most gripping and illuminating account of Nazi genocide that I have ever read.” —Stephen Vizinczey, The London... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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After Daybreak
The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945
Written by Ben Shephard


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: November 15, 2005
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4232-4 (0-8052-4232-5)

“The things I saw completely defy description.”

When British troops entered Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, they uncovered scenes of horror and depravity that shocked the world. But they also confronted a terrible challenge—inside the camp were some 60,000 people suffering from typhus, starvation and dysentery, who would die unless... Read more >
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MetaMaus
A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus
Written by Art Spiegelman


Format: Hardcover, 300 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-42394-9 (0-375-42394-X)

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... Read more >

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Witnesses of War
Children's Lives Under the Nazis
Written by Nicholas Stargardt


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3379-9 (1-4000-3379-9)

Children were at the center of the Nazi ideology; now we have their history of those years. In this groundbreaking study–based on a wide range of new sources–Nicholas Stargardt details what happened to children of all nationalities and religions living under the Nazi regime. Their stories open a world we have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Crooked Mirror
A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation
Written by Louise Steinman


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5055-2 (0-8070-5055-5)

In the winter of 2000, Louise Steinman set out to attend an international Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau at the invitation of her Zen rabbi, who felt the Poles had gotten a “bum rap.” A bum rap? Her own mother could not bear to utter the word “Poland,” a country, Steinman was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.


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September 30, 2014
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The Use of Man

Written by Aleksandar Tisma
Translated by Bernard Johnson
Introduction by Claire Messud


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-726-6 (1-59017-726-6)

Aleksandar Tišma’s The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of... Read more >
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Vera Gran-The Accused

Written by Agata Tuszynska


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26912-6 (0-307-26912-4)

The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary sensual contralto; Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw ghetto (spring 1941-summer 1942) . . . and her piano accompanist: Władysław Szpilman, made famous by Roman... Read more >
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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Written by Hana Volavkova


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 15, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1015-6 (0-8052-1015-6)

This expanded edition of the classic collection of drawings and poems by children of the Terez'n Concentration Camp was published in conjunction with the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A total of 15,000 children under the age of 15 passed through Terez'n between the years... Read more >

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Farewell Shanghai

Written by Angel Wagenstein
Translated by Elizabeth Frank and Deliana Simeonova


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-308-8 (1-59051-308-8)

Elisabeth and Theodore Weissberg, famous musicians, Hilde, a young film extra, and Vladek, an Eastern European adventurer wanted by the police on political charges, flee Nazi Germany for Shanghai at the onset of World War II. A magnet for every human ambition and vice, Shanghai is a city of extremes–of dazzling... Read more >

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Isaac's Torah

Written by Angel Wagenstein
Translated by Elizabeth Frank and Deliana Simeonova


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-245-6 (1-59051-245-6)

THIS NOVEL IS THE SAGA IN FIVE PARTS OF ISAAC JACOB Blumenfeld, who grows up in Kolodetz, a small town near Lvov, which, when he is a boy, is part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but which subsequently belongs to Poland, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and then the Soviets again. Isaac... Read more >

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Boy 30529
A Memoir
Written by Felix Weinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-300-2 (1-78168-300-X)

In 1939 twelve-year-old Felix Weinberg fell into the hands of the Nazis. Imprisoned for most of his teenage life, Felix survived five concentration camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz, and Birkenau, barely surviving the Death March from Blechhammer in 1945. After losing his mother and brother in the camps, he was liberated at Buchenwald and eventually reunited at... Read more >
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All Rivers Run to the Sea
Memoirs
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 22, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1028-6 (0-8052-1028-8)

From his early years with his loving Jewish family to the horrors of Auschwitz to his life as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Elie Wiesel tells his story. Passionate and poignant, All Rivers Run to the Sea is an unforgettable book of love and rage, doubt and faith, despair and trust, and... Read more >
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From the Kingdom of Memory
Reminiscences
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1020-0 (0-8052-1020-2)

In this powerful collection of personal essays and speeches by one of the great writers of our generation, Elie Wiesel weaves together reminiscences of his life before the Holocaust, his struggle to find meaning afterward, and the actions he has taken on behalf of others that have defined him as a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Jews of Silence
A Personal Report on Soviet Jewry
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 13, 1987
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0826-9 (0-8052-0826-7)

Elie Wiesel’s groundbreaking report from inside the Soviet Union: The book that ignited the firestorm in the West over three million Jews who were forbidden to live Jewish lives in the USSR and forbidden to leave it.

“While all religions survive precariously in the Soviet Union, Judaism struggles against singular oppression ... Read more >
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Legends of Our Time

Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1175-7 (0-8052-1175-6)

As a child in Sighet, as a young boy in Auschwitz, as a teenaged DP wandering through post-World War II Europe, as a young man at the beginning of his career as writer, witness, and human-rights activist, Elie Wiesel has had extraordinary encounters: with his beloved sages, mystics, teachers, and dreamers... Read more >
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One Generation After

Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 13, 1987
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0713-2 (0-8052-0713-9)

Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.

“In an incredibly moving collection of essays, tales, and autobiographical sketches, Wiesel describes the agonizing plight of... Read more >
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