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  • The Thirty-Sixby Siegmund Siegreich

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.67

    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...

  • Guilt About the Pastby Bernhard Schlink

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    The six essays that make up this compelling book view the long shadow of past guilt both as a uniquely German experience and as a global one. Bernhard Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, not just to individual perpetrators. He considers how to use the lesson of history to motivate individual moral behavior,... 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...

  • The Lampshadeby Mark Jacobson

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    Few growing up in the aftermath of World War II will ever forget the horrifying reports that Nazi concentration camp doctors had removed the skin of prisoners to makes common, everyday lampshades. In The Lampshade, bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the story of how he came into possession of one of these awful objects, and of his search... more...

  • Displaced Personsby Joseph Berger

    Washington Square Press 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Through Soviet Jewish Eyesby David Shneer

    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, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes presents a different picture. These artists participated in a social project they believed in and with which they were emotionally and intellectually... more...

  • The Commandantby Rudolf Hoess; Ian Buruma; Jurg Amann; Andrew Pollinger

    Overlook 2012; US$ 10.99

    Rudolf Hoess was the notorious Commandant of Auschwitz. Imprisoned and awaiting execution after the war, Hoess wrote a long memoir, a self- serving account of his life and approaches to management. The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding all that went on in the charnal factory where the industrialization of death was practiced--where probably... more...

  • The Boxer's Storyby Nathan Shapow; Bob Harris

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 21.86

    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...

  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Neighborsby Jan T. Gross

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    One summer day in 1941, half of the Polish town of Jedwabne murdered the other half, 1,600 men, women, and children, all but seven of the town's Jews. Neighbors tells their story. This is a shocking, brutal story that has never before been told. It is the most important study of Polish-Jewish relations to be published in decades and should become... more...