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Fear
Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz
Written by Jan Gross


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6746-3 (0-8129-6746-1)

Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. Close to five million Polish citizens lost their lives as a result. More than half the casualties were Polish Jews. Thus, the second largest Jewish community in the world–only American Jewry numbered more than the three and a half... Read more >
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Witness
One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story
Written by Ruth Gruber


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4243-0 (0-8052-4243-0)

With her perfect memory (and plenty of zip), ninety-five-year-old Ruth Gruber–adventurer, international correspondent, photographer, maker of (and witness to) history, responsible for rescuing hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II and after–tells her story in her own words and photographs.

Gruber’s life has been extraordinary and extraordinarily heroic. She... Read more >
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The Wall

Written by John Hersey


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 1988
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75696-7 (0-394-75696-7)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Daroff Memorial Fiction Award of the Jewish Book Council of America
Winner of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Book Award



Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto... Read more >

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45586-4 (0-307-45586-6)

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's inhabitants. For three years, members of the Oyneb Shabes worked in secret to chronicle the lives of hundereds of thousands as... Read more >
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The Liberator
One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
Written by Alex Kershaw


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88799-3 (0-307-88799-5)

The true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe - from the invasion of Italy to the gates of... Read more >

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Dossier K
A Memoir
Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-202-4 (1-61219-202-5)

The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize—winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview–with himself

Dossier K. is Imre Kertész’s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature–an attempt to set the record straight.

The result is... Read more >
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Fatelessness

Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7863-9 (1-4000-7863-6)

At the age of 14 Georg Koves is plucked from his home in a Jewish section of Budapest and without any particular malice, placed on a train to Auschwitz. He does not understand the reason for his fate. He doesn’t particularly think of himself as Jewish. And his fellow prisoners, who... Read more >
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The Popes Against the Jews
The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism
Written by David I. Kertzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70605-9 (0-375-70605-4)

In this meticulously researched, unflinching, and reasoned study, National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer presents shocking revelations about the role played by the Vatican in the development of modern anti-Semitism. Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role... Read more >
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I Will Bear Witness
A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941
Written by Victor Klemperer
Introduction by Martin Chalmers


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 15, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75378-7 (0-375-75378-8)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

The publication of Victor Klemperer's secret diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. "In its cool, lucid style and power of observation," said The New York Times, "it is the best written, most evocative, most observant... Read more >
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I Will Bear Witness
A Diary of the Nazi Years 1942-1945
Written by Victor Klemperer


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75697-9 (0-375-75697-3)

Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have emerged from Hitler's Germany. Volume Two begins in 1942... Read more >
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Yossel

Written by Joe Kubert


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3180-4 (1-4012-3180-2)

Famed comic creator Joe Kubert’s family came to America from Poland in the 1920s, but the family almost was not allowed into the country. YOSSEL asks the question, “What if my family had still been in Poland when the Warsaw Ghetto was founded?”
In 1939, Yossel and his family were relocated... Read more >

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The Eternal Nazi
From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim
Written by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53243-3 (0-385-53243-1)

From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world.

Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark... Read more >

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A Chosen Few
The Resurrection of European Jewry
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 26, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44814-9 (0-345-44814-6)

Telling the stories of European Jews in the aftermath of the Holocaust, Kurlansky's powerful narrative explores the lives of Jewish people who remained or returned to their homes in Europe after World War II. Now with a new introduction by the author, A Chosen Few explores the many reasons why Jews... Read more >
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The Drowned and the Saved

Written by Primo Levi


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72186-4 (0-679-72186-X)

Translated by Raymond Rosenthal. Levi writes of the moral collapse that occurred in Auschwitz and the fallibility of human memory that allows such atrocities to recur.

"By the end of his life, Levi had become increasingly convinced that the lessons of the Holocaust were destined to be lost as it took a... Read more >

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Countrymen

Written by Bo Lidegaard


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35015-0 (0-385-35015-5)

Amid the dark, ghastly history of World War II, the literally extraordinary story, never before fully researched by a historian, of how the Danish people banded together to save their fellow Jews from the Nazis—told through the remarkable unpublished diaries and documents of families forced to run for safety, leaving their... Read more >
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The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank

Written by Willy Lindwer


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-42360-1 (0-385-42360-8)

The “unwritten” final chapter of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of the time between Anne's arrest and her death through the testimony of six Jewish women who survived the hell from which Anne Frank never returned.

“[This book] completes Anne Frank’s diary and the knowledge that we... Read more >
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The Eichmann Trial

Written by Deborah E. Lipstadt


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4260-7 (0-8052-4260-0)

The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Tel Aviv by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Wilkomirski Affair
A Study in Biographical Truth
Written by Stefan Maechler


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1135-1 (0-8052-1135-7)

This is the definitive report on Fragments, Binjamin Wilkomirski's invented “memoir” of a childhood spent in concentration camps, which created international turmoil.

In 1995 Fragments, a memoir by a Swiss musician named Binjamin Wilkomirski, was published in Germany. Hailed by critics, who compared it with the masterpieces of Primo Levi and Anne... Read more >
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Crossing the Borders of Time
A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Written by Leslie Maitland


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-496-2 (1-59051-496-3)

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Beatrice and Virgil
A Novel
Written by Yann Martel


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8154-4 (0-8129-8154-5)

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Life of Pi comes another ingenious, provocative, and mesmerizing novel that explores big questions about humanity—about who we are and what we are capable of doing in order to survive.

Fate can take many forms. For Henry, it arrives in an envelope from a stranger containing... Read more >

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Suite Francaise

Written by Irene Nemirovsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9627-5 (1-4000-9627-8)

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940, Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Suite Francaise

Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Translated by Sandra Smith


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4473-3 (1-4000-4473-1)

By the early 1940s, when Ukranian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française—the first two parts of a planned five-part novel—she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Cruel World
The Children of Europe in the Nazi Web
Written by Lynn H. Nicholas


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77663-5 (0-679-77663-X)

To be a child in mid-twentieth-century Europe was to be not a person but an object, available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Very soon after Adolf Hitler came to power, policies of eugenic selection and euthanasia began to weed ill or disabled children out of the New... Read more >
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In My Hands
Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Written by Irene Gut Opdyke
As told to Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72032-8 (0-385-72032-7)

In My Hands began as one non-Jew’s challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, it has become a profound document of an individual’s heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known.

In the fall of 1939 the Nazis invaded Irene Gut’s... Read more >

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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52719-4 (0-385-52719-5)

"Written with impressive talent and suspense, this true story will appeal to many." --Elie Wiesel

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France... Read more >
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