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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.53
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 39.95
Most view the relationship of Jews to the Soviet Union through the lens of repression and silence. Focusing on an elite group of two dozen Soviet-Jewish photographers, including Arkady Shaykhet, Alexander Grinberg, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Evgenii Khaldei, Dmitrii Baltermants, and Max Alpert, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes presents a different picture.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 25.99
Nathan Shapow, a young Latvian, had nothing more on his mind than to enjoy his teenage years and become a champion boxer. But the sound of jackboots marching across Europe and the systematic extermination of the Jews quickly put paid to his dreams. Soon he was to face a different sort of fight. The prize for victory? His life. Escaping certain death... more...