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Educate your child, teenager or yourself with additional reading about the Holocaust. These books offer unique insights into the horrors of the Holocaust.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems
by Hana Volavkova (1964)
A selection of children's poems and drawings reflecting their hopes and fears inside the Terezain Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia from 1942 to 1944.
History - Holocaust (Random House/Schocken)
Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry (1989)
A 10-year-old Danish girl's bravery is tested when her best friend is threatened by Nazis in 1943.
Juvenile Fiction: Historical - Holocaust (McDougal Littel/Houghton Mifflin Company)
Hide and Seek
by Ida Vos (1991)
A young Jewish girl relates her experience of the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War II…the separation, the hiding, and the fear both during and after the war.
Juvenile Fiction (Puffin)
The Shadow Children
by Steven Schnur (1994)
While spending the summer on his grandfather's farm in the French countryside, 11-year-old Etienne discovers a secret dating back to World War II and encounters the ghosts of Jewish children.
Juvenile Fiction: Historical - Holocaust (Harper Collins)
One Yellow Daffodil: A Hannukah Story
by David A. Adler (1995)
This picture book, beautiful both in its art and its story, is about a Holocaust survivor who has lost his faith, but begins to regain it years later.
Juvenile Fiction: Holidays and Festivals (Voyager Books)
AGES 12 AND UP
by Elie Wiesel (2006)
Two men wait through the night in Palestine. One is a captured English officer. The other is Elisha, a young Israeli freedom fighter whose assignment is to kill the officer. As a survivor of the Nazi death camps, can Elisha commit cold-blooded murder?
Fiction (Hill and Wang)
by Elie Wiesel (2006)
was the original title of the novel initially published in English as
(1962). The powerful conclusion to the author's classic trilogy of Holocaust literature, which includes
, begins when a successful journalist and Holocaust survivor steps off a New York City curb and into the path of an oncoming taxi.
Fiction (Hill and Wang)
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank (1947)
The journal of a Jewish girl in her early teens describes both the joys and torments of daily life, as well as typical adolescent thoughts, throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of Holland.
History - Holocaust (Random House)
Maus I and II: A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman (1986)
These Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novels tell the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story.
Holocaust Survivors: Biography - Comic books (Pantheon)
by Carol Matas (1993)
Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation.
Juvenille Fiction (Scholastic Paperbacks)
All But My Life
by Gerda Weissmann Klein (1995)
One woman documents her three-year imprisonment in German work camps and eventual liberation by the U.S. Army and Lt. Kurt Klein, whom she married.
Biography/Autobiography: Historical - Holocaust (Hill and Wang)
All Rivers Run to the Sea
And the Sea Is Never Full
(2000) by Elie Wiesel
From his early years with his loving Jewish family to the horrors of Auschwitz to his life as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Elie Wiesel tells his story.
Biography/Autobiography: Historical - Holocaust - Religion (Random House/Schocken Books)
by Wladyslaw Szpilman (1945)
Written immediately after WWII, Szpilman's extraordinary true story of how he survived during the war in Warsaw, Poland, during the German occupation was also turned into an Academy Award-winning movie starring Adrien Brody.
Biography/Autobiography: Historical - Holocaust (Picador)
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl (1946)
The chilling, yet inspirational, story of Frankl's struggle to hold on to hope during his three years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps.
Biography/Autobiography: Historical - Holocaust (Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster)
Survival in Auschwitz
by Primo Levi (1947)
Levi's haunting account of his 10 months in the German death camp Auschwitz is a chronicle of systematic cruelty and miraculous survival.
Biography/Autobiography: Historical - Holocaust (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
by William Shirer (1990)
The complete story of Hitler's empire, written by a famed foreign correspondent and historian.
History - World War (Simon &38; Schuster)
On Burning Ground
by Michael Skakun (1999)
At the eve of the Nazi purging of Poland, Michael Skakun's father, Joseph, not only assumed a dangerous array of identities to disguise his Jewish heritage, posing first as a Christian and then joining the Nazi SS.
Biography: Holocaust (St. Martin's Griffin)
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