Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution by Victor Klemperer

Munich 1919: Diary of a Revolution by Victor Klemperer

Munich 1919 is a vivid portrayal of the chaos that followed World War I and the collapse of the Munich Council Republic by one of the most perceptive chroniclers of German history. Victor Klemperer provides a moving and thrilling account of what turned out to be a decisive turning point in the fate of a nation, for the revolution of 1918-9 not only produced the first German democracy, it also…

Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor by Werner Weinberg

Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor by Werner Weinberg

The breadth of Werner Weinberg’s scholarship was prodigious, yielding monographs on ancient Hebrew epigraphy and biblical exegesis; the syntax of Rabbinic Hebrew; medieval grammars; and numerous studies on various aspects of Modern Hebrew. Both Weinberg and Lisl, his wife, survived internment at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. This collection of essays reprinted here, a little more than three decades after it first appeared, conveys Weinberg’s ongoing struggle to put into words…

Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson

Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory. In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed one of its greatest secret…

When the Danube Ran Red by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath

When the Danube Ran Red by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath

Opening with the ominous scene of one young school girl whispering an urgent account of Nazi horror to another over birthday cake, Ozsváth’s extraordinary and chilling memoir tells the story of her childhood in Hun­gary, living under the threat of the Holocaust. The setting is the summer of 1944 in Budapest during the time of the German occupation, when the Jews were confined to ghettos but not transported to Auschwitz…

If I Forget Thee…: The Destruction of the Shtetl Butrimantz by Riva Lozansky

If I Forget Thee...: The Destruction of the Shtetl Butrimantz by Riva Lozansky

Editors: Olga Zabludoff, Lily Poritz Miller (The book, originally published on paperback in 1999 is now available on Kindle) “This book — the history of the Jews from one small Lithuanian town during World War II — becomes a tiny but valuable part of the great tapestry being woven by survivors chronicling the fate of the Jewish people in the cauldron of Nazi-controlled Europe.” — Washington Jewish Week The book’s…

Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma

Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma

During the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger’s parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other. Their only recourse was to write letters back and forth. And write they did, often every day. In a way they were just picking up where they left off in 1918, at the end…

Why is Great Grandma So Sad? Discovering the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child by Susan Heagy

Why is Great Grandma So Sad? Discovering the Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child Perfect by Susan Heagy

Though this book is written for children ages 7 to 14, it is also intended for any age of people who have difficulty reading anything having to do with the Holocaust of WWII. This story is presented from the personal perspective of a family in the midst of the Holocaust, without trauma but historically correct. Sarah, at the age of seven, does not understand the extreme sadness her great grandmother…

Fever at Dawn by Péter Gárdos

Fever at Dawn by Péter Gárdos

Translator: Liz Szász In this improbably joyous novel about two recovering concentration camp survivors, love is the best medicine. July 1945. Miklos is a twenty-five-year-old Hungarian who has survived the camps and has been brought to Sweden to convalesce. His doctor has just given him a death sentence — his lungs are filled with fluid and in six months he will be gone. But Miklos has other plans. He didn’t…

Shoa and Experience: A Journey in Time by Dan Soen & Nitza Davidovitch

Shoa and Experience: A Journey in Time by Dan Soen & Nitza Davidovitch

Shoa and Experience is a collection of essays offering important insights on the nature of Holocaust education with implications for Holocaust education development for future generations, in Israel and worldwide. Special attention is given to the evolving nature of contemporary multimedia society in which youth are inundated with stimuli of all kinds. Hence, consideration is given to the incorporation of multidimensional aspects of learning and experience in Holocaust education in…

Anne Frank and the Remembering Tree by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Erika Steiskal

Anne Frank and the Remembering Tree

In most windows I saw people working and children playing. When the soldiers came, people began covering their windows, so I couldn’t see inside anymore. But the tiny attic window of the narrow brick house behind Otto Frank’s business offices had no shade. For a long time the rooms were empty. Then one day, Otto’s whole family came to live there. They called their new home the Secret Annex… A…