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Holocaust

  • Defying the Nazisby Artemis Joukowsky; Ken Burns

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    Official companion to the Ken Burns film premiering September 20, 2016, on PBS tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to undertake dangerous rescue and relief missions across war-torn Europe, saving the lives of countless refugees, political dissidents, and... more...

  • Denial [Movie Tie-in]by Deborah E. Lipstadt

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust , Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, ?one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.? The following year, after Lipstadt?s book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared... more...

  • The Holocaustby Jeremy M. Black

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Brilliant and wrenching, The Holocaust: History and Memory tells the story of the brutal mass slaughter of Jews during World War II and how that genocide has been remembered and misremembered ever since. Taking issue with generations of scholars who separate the Holocaust from Germany?s military ambitions, historian Jeremy M. Black demonstrates persuasively... more...

  • Girlby Alona Frankel

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Alona Frankel was just two years old when Germany invaded Poland. After a Polish carpenter agreed to hide her parents but not her, Alona's parents desperately handed her over to a greedy woman who agreed to hide her only as long as they continued to send money. Isolated from her parents and living among pigs, horses, mice, and lice, Alona taught herself... more...

  • Representations of Anne Frank in American Literatureby Rachael McLennan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    This book explores portrayals of Anne Frank in American literature, where she is often invoked, if problematically, as a means of encouraging readers to think widely about persecution, genocide, and victimisation; often in rela-tion to gender, ethnicity, and race. It shows how literary representations of Anne Frank in America over the past 50 years... more...

  • National Policy, Global Memoryby Sarah Gensburger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    Since 1963, the state of Israel has awarded the title of "Righteous among the Nations" to individuals who risked their lives sheltering Jews during the Holocaust. This distinction remained solely an Israeli initiative until the late 1990s, when European governments began developing their own national categories, the most prominent of which was the... more...

  • Drawing the Holocaustby Michael Kraus

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Twelve-year-old Michael Kraus began keeping a diary while he was still living at home in the Czech city of Nachód but continued writing while a prisoner at Theresienstadt (Terezín). When he was shipped with other prisoners to the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, all of his writings were confiscated and destroyed. After his liberation and while convalescing,... more...

  • Holocaustby Deborah E. Lipstadt

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In Holocaust: An American Understanding , Deborah E. Lipstadt reveals how since the end of the war a broad array of Americans have tried to make sense of an inexplicable disaster, and how they came to use the Holocaust as a lens to interpret their own history. Drawing upon extensive research on politics, popular culture, student protests, religious... more...

  • Les Parisiennesby Anne Sebba

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until - finally - renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women who came face to face with the German conquerors... more...

  • Holocaust Angstby Jacob S. Eder

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    In an innovative approach, Holocaust Angst explores how Germans perceived and reacted to how Americans publicly commemorated the Holocaust. It argues that a network of mostly conservative West German officials and their associates in private organizations and foundations, with Chancellor Kohl located at its center, perceived themselves as the "victims"... more...