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  • Romania and the Holocaustby Simon Geissbühler

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    From summer 1941 onwards, Romania actively pursued at its own initiative the mass killing of Jews in the territories it controlled. 1941 saw 13,000 Jewish residents of the Romanian city of Ia?i killed, the extermination of thousands of Jews in Northern Bukovina and Bessarabia by Romanian armed forces and local people, large-scale deportations of Jews... more...

  • Facing a Holocaustby David Engel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Engel's study will be the definitive statement on one dimension of a very complex problem: the relations between Jews and their countrymen in occupied Poland.-- Central European History "A superb piece of scholarship that is impeccably researched and most elegantly written as well.--Jan T. Gross, New York University Within this book, Engel concludes... more...

  • Aharon Appelfeld's Fictionby Emily Miller Budick

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    How can a fictional text adequately or meaningfully represent the events of the Holocaust? Drawing on philosopher Stanley Cavell's ideas about "acknowledgment" as a respectful attentiveness to the world, Emily Miller Budick develops a penetrating philosophical analysis of major works by ... more...

  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    A beautifully written family memoir, Bending Toward the Sun explores an emotional legacy?forged in the terror of the Holocaust?that has shaped three generations of lives. Leslie Gilbert-Lurie tells the story of her mother, Rita, who like Anne Frank spent years hiding from the Nazis, and whose long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter?s... more...

  • Displaced Personsby Joseph Berger

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    In this touching account, veteran New York Times reporter Joseph Berger describes how his own family of Polish Jews -- with one son born at the close of World War II and the other in a "displaced persons" camp outside Berlin -- managed against all odds to make a life for themselves in the utterly foreign landscape of post-World War II America. Paying... more...

  • The Journeyby H. G. Adler; Peter Filkins

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Here is ?a rich and lyrical masterpiece??notes Peter Constantine?the first translation of a lost treasure by acclaimed author H. G. Adler, a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. Written in 1950, after Adler?s emigration to England, The Journey was ignored by large publishing houses after the war and not released in Germany until 1962. Depicting... more...

  • Johanna Krause Twice Persecutedby Carolyn Gammon; Christiane Hemker

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    Persecuted as a Jew, both under the Nazis and in post-war East Germany, Johanna Krause (1907?2001) courageously fought her way through life with searing humour and indomitable strength of character. Johanna Krause Twice Persecuted is her story. Born in Dresden into bitter poverty, Krause received little education and worked mostly in shops and... more...

  • Until Our Last Breathby Michael Bart; Laurel Corona

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    At Leizer Bart's funeral, one of the mourners told his son Michael that the gravestone should include a reference to the Freedom Fighters of Nekamah, to honor his late father's involvement in the Jewish resistance movement in Vilna (now Vilnius), Lithuania, at the end of World War II. Michael had never heard his parents referenced as Freedom Fighters.... more...

  • The Thirty-Sixby Siegmund Siegreich

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.95

    Do I believe in the Thirty-Six? I believe in miracles. Sigi had just turned 15 and was living a carefree life in Poland when WWII was declared. Within days, Germany crossed the Polish border and randomly, to assert their intentions, exterminated Jews and Poles. The Siegreich family relocated further into Poland, to Bedzin, hoping the war would pass... more...

  • To Calm My Dreamsby Kazimierz Tyminski

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2011; US$ 9.99

    Kazimierz was sent to the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. By a quirk of fate and luck, Kazimierz is forced into providing entertainment to the SS and Camp commandant. Through his ability to play the piano and the accordion, he avoids starvation, disease and the gas chambers. This is the powerful true story of a man caught up in the Nazi 'final... more...