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Recommended Reading - Part Four
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The Holocaust
Holocaust On Trial
by D.D. Guttenplan
Paperback
Pub. Date: April 2002, Publisher: W W Norton & Co., Inc.
ISBN: 0393322920
Holocaust Years - The Nazi Destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945
by Nora Levin
Paperback
Pub. Date: July 1990, Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
ISBN: 0894642235
Covered here are the events involved in the preparation and implementation of the planned annihilation of Europe's Jews by the Nazis. Part I is a compact history of preparatory steps leading to the decision to destroy the Jews physically, including Western anti-Semitic practices and doctrines, the collapse of the Weimar Republic leading to the rise of Nazism and Hitler's rise to power, the early anti-Jewish laws and the crucial events of 1938, including Kristallnacht. The text also deals with the German invasion of Russia and the mass executions of Jews by mobile killing units that accompanied the army, forced ghettoization of Jews in German-occupied Europe, Jewish resistance efforts, deportations from western, central, and southeastern Europe, and rescue efforts and failures. Part II includes 100 readings that document and elucidate these events and include first-hand testimony, official Nazi and Allied documents, eyewitness accounts, and diary and memoir excerpts.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin
Papercover
Pub. Date: March 1994, Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805210156
Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp; fewer than one hundred survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the yound inmates of Terezin, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism.
Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen
by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick, Ann Marshall, Michelle Roehm McCann
Hardcover
Pub. Date: August 2003, Publisher: Tricycle Press
Reading level: Ages 9-12
ISBN: 1582460981
Luboml: The Memorial Book of a Vanished Shtetl
by Berl Kagan
Hardcover
Pub. Date: March 1997, Publisher: Ktav Publishing House
ISBN: 0881255807
My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghetto
Photographs by Mendel Grossman
Text by Frank Dabba Smith

Hardcover
Pub. Date: March 2001, Publisher: Harcourt Trade Publishers
ISBN: 0152023062
In1940 as Nazi troops rolled across Europe, thousands of Jewish families were forced from their homes and imprisoned in isolated ghettos as part of a program of destruction we know as the Holocaust.

In the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, one heroic young man refused to surrender to the suffereing around him. At great risk to himself, Mendel Grossman secretly took thousands of heartrending photographs that bore witness to the fear, the hardship, and the struggle for survival woven through the daily lives of the people unjustly imprisoned with him. Someday, he hoped, the world would learn the truth. This book is his legacy.
Neighbors: The Destruction of The Jewish Community in Jedwabne
by Jan T. Gross
Hardcover
Pub. Date: April 2001, Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2001
ISBN: 0691086672
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 a classic of Holocaust literature.

Jan Gross pieces together eyewitness accounts and other evidence into an engulfing reconstruction of the horrific July day remembered well by locals but forgotten by history. Like a detective story, its unfolding yields wider truths about Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human responses to occupation and totalitarianism.

Most arresting is the sinking realization that Jedwabne's Jews were clubbed, drowned, gutted, and burned not by faceless Nazis, but by people whose features and names they knew well: former schoolmates, friends and neighbors.
Never Again - A History of the Holocaust
by Martin Gilbert
Hardcover
Pub. Date: June 2000, Publisher: Universe
ISBN: 0789304090
Never Again, A History of the Holocaust is the almost unbelievable story of the Holocaust, told by the authoritative Martin Gilbert, one of the world's most eminent historians of the Holocaust. It is augmented by firsthand accounts and poignant illustrations. Owing much to "those who have assembled the basic Documentation,", his text is easy to follow and matter-of-fact, allowing the horror of the events to speak for itself. Gilbert's chronological narrative captures, in a tragically compelling way, the dark progress of the gathering evil--from a background of "century after century" of anti-Semitic persecution to the Nuremberg Laws and the death camps. Never Again powerfully counteracts the dehumanizing nature of Nazi extermination. As the statistics "represent real people," names are put to faces in photographs and the stories of individuals (some now household names) are told. Ending with coverage of survivors' postwar lives and the war crimes trials, which have continued practically into the new century, the book gives past events a closer reality. Peppered with "acts of individual and collective bravery," Never Again is also a reminder that hope was never extinguished.

Completed by many illustrations, photographs, an extensive bibliography and separate indices of people and places, Never Again makes a superbly lucid and accessible contribution toward creating and maintaining understanding of the Holocaust.
Ordinary Men
Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

by Christopher R. Browning
Paperback
Pub. Date: March 1993, Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition
ISBN: 0060995068
In the early hours of July 13, 1942, the recently drafted “ordinary men” of Reserve Police Battalion 101 entered the Polish village of Jozefow. By nightfall they had rounded up Jozefow's entire Jewish population, selected several hundred men as “work Jews,” and shot the rest — 1,500 women, children, and old people. In the next 16 months this unit of less than 500 men was responsible for the deaths of 83,000 Polish Jews.

"This is a book that must be read -- not only by all those who specialize in the horror called the Holocaust, but by all those who ask themselves questions about the behavior of the people who kill other people."- Yehuda Bauer, author of American Jewry and the Holocaust
Perpetrators Victims Bystanders
The Jewish Catastrophe 1933-1945

by Raul Hilberg
Paperback
Pub. Date: September 1993, Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 0060995076
Vividly depicts the three sharply separated groups of his title: the perpetrators, from all walks of life, with little in common but their involvement in the inexorable process; the victims, seen as they are seldom seen, with all their human differences in resources, perceptions, and the extent of their vulnerabilities; and finally the bystanders, some taking advantage of the victims and others giving less help than was expected or claimed.
RESCUERS - Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust
by Gay Block and Malka Drucker
Paperback, Revised Edition
Pub. Date: April 1998, Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1575000628
Scrolls Of Testimony
by Abba Kovner
Hardcover
Pub. Date: February 2001, Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827607105
This is a profoundly moving chronicle of the Holocaust. The author, award-winning Israeli writer Abba Kovner, intended this book as a quasi-liturgical account of the greatest tragedy to befall the Jewish people, and he wrote it in the Jewish tradition of megillot, or scrolls. Taken together, the pages are reminiscent of the Talmud, with the central text surrounded by notes and excerpts of poetry and prose. This book is powerful, dramatic and compelling - the testimony of the author woven with others' eyewitness accounts, diary entries, poems, and even last wills and testaments. Many of these were carefully recorded and hidden during the war at great personal risk to the writers, who desperately wanted to record the unfathomable events before them. Regarded by many as one of the great masterpieces of Holocaust literature, this is indeed a modern Jewish classic. Kovner worked on the book until his death, and it remains his final tribute to the courage and dignity of the victims and a fulfillment of his promise to bring their testimony to future generations.

Foreword by Rabbi Irving Greenberg, President of Jewish Life Network and Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The haunting paintings of acclaimed artist Samuel Bak, who, like Kovner is a son and survivor of the Vilna ghetto, grace the book.
Searching For Anne Frank:
Letters From Amsterdam To Iowa

by Susan Goldman Rubin
Hardcover
Pub. Date: October 2003, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
ISBN: 0810945142
Swimming Across: A Memoir
by Andrew S. Grove
Paperback
Pub. Date: November 2002, Publisher: Warner Books, Inc.
ISBN: 0446679704
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