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The Holocaust
The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry
by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry
Pub. Date: December 1995, Publisher: Judaica Press
ISBN: 188058218X
An astonishing account and unlike anything else that's been written about Lithuania!

Rabbi Oshry's eyewitness account of the Lithuanian religious community's courageous struggle to survive in the Kovno ghetto. Even in famine, kashrus was kept. Even under the threat of death, Torah learning continued. Even as Nazis waited by the door, baby boys were circumcised.

The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry is an important account of the Holocaust by a thoughtful and devout survivor, one of the few rabbis to have written memoirs. This deeply affecting book reveals both the horrors and the tenacious spiritual life of the inhabitants of the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania. Rabbi Oshry heartbreakingly chronicles pogroms, being driven into the ghetto, the "Black Day" when more than 10,000 Jews were murdered, martyrdom, and the slaughter of Jewish children. Rabbi Oshry recounts his terrifying experience hiding for thirty-eight days in an underground bunker until the Russians liberated Kovno. And yet, amid unimaginable destruction, the Jews of the Kovno ghetto managed to hold fast to their spiritual life. For three terrifying years--never knowing when death would arrive--they prayed, adhered to Jewish law as much as possible, and celebrated Shabbos and religious occasions with fervor. Thus, despite the sadness and the horrifying details of life in the Kovno ghetto, The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry is an inspiring narrative. Part II provides a meticulous record of the sad fate of town after town of Jewish Lithuania.

The book includes:
a short town-by-town history of Jewish Lithuania
a record of Jewish Lithuania's destruction
171 photographs and many maps
a complete index and glossary
The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto, 1941-1944
by Lucjan Dobroszycki (Editor)
Paperback, Edition REPR
Pub. Date: March 1987, Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300039247
The Gold Train
The Destruction of the Jews and the Looting of Hungary

by Ronald W. Zweig
Pub. Date: September 2002, Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0066209560
The riveting, never before told story of one of World War II's most compelling and unresolved mysteries—the disappearance of the loot on the Hungarian Gold Train. An astonishing tale of espionage, betrayal, greed, secrecy and depravity, The Gold Train is real history that rivals the best fiction.

The destruction of the Hungarian Jews happened late in the war and with a unique bureaucratic efficiency. The officials who meticulously stripped the Jews of their jewelry, gold, silver, furnishings and other possessions before their murder believed that the stolen belongings of exterminated citizens were a major Hungarian state asset and at all costs were to be protected from the advancing Allies.

The great Gold Train and the value of its cargo took on a legendary quality even as it steamed out of the station—hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of assets were on the move, with cunning, desperate or gullible passengers trying to reach an illusory Nazi stronghold in the Alps. The fate of this property has been the subject of fantastic rumors ever since the end of the war and was the basis of a Cold War dispute between east and west. Zweig's gripping book, The Gold Train illuminates what happened to the train and explores its journey, which goes on to this day, as legal battle continue over its contents.

Drawing on a decade's worth of research into American, Israeli and European archives as well as private papers, eyewitness accounts and other sources, Zweig tells the full story of the Gold Train. He reveals the large cast of players enmeshed in the drama. He examines the myths that have developed around it and the impact it has on restitution policies through the postwar years to today.
The Holocaust And Other Genocides
edited by Helmut Walser Smith
Pub. Date: May 2002, Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 0826514030
The Holocaust by Bullets:
A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews

by Patrick Desbois (Author), Paul A. Shapiro (Foreword)
Pub. Date: August 2008, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230606172 or 978-0230606173
The Holocaust Chronicle
by John Roth Ph.D.M
Pub. Date: September 2000, Publisher: Publications International
ISBN: 0785329633
The Holocaust Encyclopedia
by Walter Laqueur, Judith Tydor Baumel
Pub. Date: March 2001, Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300084323
The Holocaust Encyclopedia is the only comprehensive single-volume work of reference providing both a reflective overview of the subject and abundant detail concerning major events, policy decisions, cities, and individuals. Up to date and designed for easy access. Essays by scholars from eleven countries, such as Raul Hilberg and Saul Friedlander, provide in-depth studies on the political, social, religious, and moral issues of the Holocaust. It's hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically, and includes 276 photographs, many never before published and 19 maps. There is a full and complete chronology of events for the years 1933-1945, and a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliographical essay, including Web sites.

"The book reaches beyond facts and details to reveal the depths of the Holocaust experience and its aftermath. It will surely emerge as indispensable for the study of the Holocaust."- Jehuda Reinharz, president, Brandeis University
The Nazi Persecution of The Gypsies
by Guenter Lewy
Pub. Date: May 2001, Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195142403
The Oasis: A Memoir of Love and Survival in a Concentration Camp
by Petru Popescu
Pub. Date: September 2001, Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312278691
Mirek Friedman and Blanka Davidovich first met in Muhldorf, Germany, in the concentration camp known as Dachau 3b. Mirek, a freedom fighter in the Czech underground, saved Blanka's life by distracting the Nazi camp guards when it was discovered that she had used a fake identity to transfer from Auschwitz to Dachau, a camp where she would have a better chance of surviving. Though Dachau 3b was perhaps the only camp in Germany where men and women were not segregated at work, the punishment for personal contact was death. And yet in this hellish place two human hearts ingeniously found each other. As their romance grew, so, too, did the danger for Mirek, who had infiltrated the camp on a secret mission. Fearing that their liaison might be discovered and Blanka tortured, he did not tell her of his mission and escaped from the camp, promising Blanka that he would find her later. After the liberation, months went by, and Blanka feared that Mirek had been killed. Then one day, in Prague, he came looking for her - and together they discovered that the love they'd cherished in the camp had survived as they survived. Love was their oasis of hope, a treasure Mirek and Blanka would have for the rest of their lives.

"A poignant and remarkable Holocaust memoir: Filled with love, it suffuses us with hope. "- Elie Wiesel
The Righteous of Switzerland: Heroes of the Holocaust
by Meir Wagner, Andreas C. Fischer, Graham Buik, Moshe Meisels
Pub. Date: November 2000, Publisher: Ktav Publishing House
ISBN: 0881256986
Meir Wagner has been instrumental in opening new air traffic routes, and promoting tourism and cultural exchanges. As an unofficial ambassador for Switzerland, dedicated to global understanding, he continues to play a key role in building bridges between nations. This volume is the direct result of his suggestion to Swiss members of parliament that the positive role played by Swiss citizens, diplomats and Red Cross representatives during the Second World War deserved to be brought to the attention of a wider public.
The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
by William L. Shirer
Pub. Date: June 1981, Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0671728687
The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945
by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
Pub. Date: March 1886, Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition
ISBN: 055334532X
Here is the unparalleled account of the most awesome and awful chapter in the moral history of humanity. Lucid, chilling and comprehensive, Lucy S. Dawidowicz's classic tells the complete story of the Nazi Holocaust - from the insidious evolution of German Anti-Semitism to the ultimate tragedy of the Final Solution.

"…a major work of synthesis, providing for the first time a full account of the Holocaust…Dawidowicz has produced a work of high scholarship and profound moral impact."- Irving Howe, New York Times Book Review
The World Must Know
The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
by Michael Berenbaum
Pub. Date: April 1993, Publisher: Little Brown & Co;
ISBN: 0316091359
In April 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened its doors in Washington, D.C., to honor and immortalize the 6 million Jews and the millions of other victims murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Drawing on the museum's artifacts and its extensive eyewitness testimony collection, and including over 200 photographic images, The World Must Know journeys back to a world where Jewish culture thrived in central Europe, and proceeds to the moment when the most unspeakable events in history occurred. The powerful and provocative images tell of hope and death — the grim reality of the ghettos and concentration camps, the coolly efficient mobile killing units, as well as the brave and heart-wrenching stories of resistance and rescue.
Twilight of the Wagners: The Unveiling of a Family's Legacy
by Gottfried Wagner
Pub. Date: April 2000, Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 0312264046
Under His Very Windows
The Vatican & The Holocaust in Italy

by Susan Zuccotti
Pub. Date: December 2000, Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300084870
Award-winning author Susan Zuccotti begins by uncovering a surprising prevalence of anti-Jewish sentiment in Vatican and Jesuit publications of prewar years. She then explores vast numbers of archival documents to bring to light the secret negotiations of Pius XI and Pius XII as well as many other Vatican officials. She delves into the extent of the Vatican's practical efforts to help Italian and foreign Jews. What were their efforts and did they even approve of the rescues that were accomplished? Zuccotti demonstrates with new clarity the degree to which the Pope himself took action, the extent to which he encouraged others to act, and the magnitude of the Vatican's failure to assist Italy's Jews.
Visas For Life
by Yukiko Sugihara
Unknown Binding
Pub. Date: 1995, Publisher: Edu-Comm Plus
ISBN: 0964967405
Yurburg Yizkor Book:
The Memorial Book for the Jewish Community of Yurburg, Lithuania
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