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  • 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...

  • The Nuremberg Interviewsby Leon Goldensohn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    During the Nuremberg trials, Dr. Leon Goldensohn?a psychiatrist for the U.S. Army?monitored the mental health of two dozen German leaders charged with carrying out genocide. These recorded conversations have gone largely unexamined for more than fifty years, until Robert Gellately?one of the premier historians of Nazi Germany?made them available to... more...

  • Gertruda's Oathby Ram Oren; Barbara Harshav

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99

    Trapped in the horrors of World War II, a woman and a child embark on a journey of survival in this page-turning true story that recalls the power and the poignancy of Schindler?s List . 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,... 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...

  • Until Our Last Breathby Michael Bart; Laurel Corona

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.39

    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$ 13.83

    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...

  • Words to Outlive Usby Michal Grynberg; Philip Boehm

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 7.39

    The story of the Warsaw Ghetto told through twenty-eight never-before-published accounts-a precious and historic find. In the history of the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto stands as the enduring symbol of Jewish suffering and heroism. This collective memoir-a mosaic of individual diaries, journals, and accounts-follows the fate of the Warsaw Jews... more...