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  • 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$ 14.99

    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$ 8.99

    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$ 13.81

    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$ 30.99

    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...

  • Foundational Pastsby Alon Confino

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    Compares Holocaust research with interpretations of the French Revolution to reveal new insights into what made the persecution of Jews possible. 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, including Arkady Shaykhet, Alexander Grinberg, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Evgenii Khaldei, Dmitrii Baltermants, and Max Alpert, Through Soviet Jewish Eyes presents a different picture.... more...