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The Terezin Album of Marianka Zadikow
The Terezin Album of Marianka Zadikow
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226511863

"With simple means, without any 'title, ' this book should in distant times always be in your memory."

An imprisoned bookbinder wrote these words in a small blank book that he had secretly crafted from pilfered materials at the Terez n (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in September 1944. He presented the album to a fellow prisoner, twenty-one-year-old Marianka Zadik w. Over the next several months, as the Nazis pressed forward with mass deportations from Terez n to Auschwitz, Marianka began to collect inscriptions and sketches from her fellow inmates.

Marianka Zadik w'salbum, presented here in a facsimile edition, is a poignant document from the last months of the Holocaust. The words and images inscribed here--by children and grandparents, factory workers and farmhands, professionals and intellectuals, musicians and artists--reflect both joy and trepidation. They include passages of remembered verse, lovingly executed drawings, and hurried farewells on the eve of transport to Auschwitz. The great German-Jewish scholar Rabbi Leo Baeck, one of the elders of the camp, offers Marianka an inscription about Jewish self-discovery, and participants in Terez n's now-famous musical performances fill several pages with musical annotation.

Facing-page translations render the book's multitude of languages into English, while historical and biographical notes give details, where known, of the fates of those whose words are recorded here. An introduction by acclaimed Holocaust scholar Deb rah Dwork tells the story of the Terez n camp and how Marianka and her family fared while imprisoned there.

The array of voices and the glimpses into individual lives afforded us by The Terez n Album make it an arresting reminder of the sustaining power of care, community, and hope amid darkness.
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Definitive Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0553577123
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Praise for The Diary of a Young Girl

"A truly remarkable book."--The New York Times

"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil."--Chicago Tribune

"The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating."--The New York Times Book Review

"How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and na ve self-absorption of adolescence."--Newsday
The Kingdom of Auschwitz: 1940-1945
The Kingdom of Auschwitz
1940-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0060976403

Otto Friedrich's powerful portrayal of Auschwitz is both an extraordinary reminder of the human capacity for evil and an eloquent message to humanity never to let such things happen again. --Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

I know of no work which brings the reality of this evil place so directly, vividly, accurately, movingly and clearly. . . .It is quite simply the best short account ever produced. --Paul Johnson

A short and thoroughly accurate history of the Auschwitz concentration camp, this compelling book is authoritative in its factual details, devastating in its emotional impact.

Hitler and the Holocaust
Hitler and the Holocaust
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679642226

A concise history of the Holocaust examines the origins and aftermath of the Jewish genocide, exploring the causes of the Holocaust, Hitler's role in the events of the era, and the lasting legacy of Nazi crimes since 1945.

The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning
The Texture of Memory
Holocaust Memorials and Meaning
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300053835

In this study of Holocaust memorials, James E. Young explores both the idea of the monument and its role in public memory, disucssing how every nation remembers the Holocaust according to its own traditions, ideals, and experiences, and how these memorials reflect the ever-evolving meanings of the Holocaust in Europe, Israel and America. The result is a study of Holocaust memory, public art and their fusion in contemporary life.



The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
The Complete Maus
A Survivor's Tale
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679406417
THE DEFINITIVE EDITION: The Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker).

A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written--Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
The State of Israel Vs. Adolf Eichmann
The State of Israel Vs. Adolf Eichmann
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805241876

Yablonka (Jewish history, Ben-Gurion U. of the Negev) believes that a more extensive study is required to understand the integration of Holocaust survivors into Israeli society, and that Eichmann's 1961 trial for crimes against Jews during World War II constituted a turning point in their social and cultural status in Israel. The Hebrew original, M

Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History
Pack of Thieves
How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385487630

It was the largest organized robbery in history--the detailed, systematic looting of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and most of the nations of Europe: Axis, Allied, and neutral. Now, for the first time, prizewinning journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff details the full scope of this monumental theft of money, gold, jewels, art, and property that began in Germany with the rise of Adolf Hitler, continued through the Holocaust and the Third Reich's occupation of Europe, and culminated in a postwar cloaking campaign that stretched from Scandinavia to the Balkans to Iberia.

Chesnoff, who was among the first reporters to break the story that Swiss banks were still hoarding the assets of Holocaust victims, traveled to fourteen countries to research this heartbreaking, compelling story of human greed. With direct access to hitherto classified files and through exclusive interviews with bankers, government and Jewish officials, camp survivors, and the families of victims, Chesnoff tells a tragic tale that will make the headlines of tomorrow's newspapers. Revealing new details that many governments and bankers would prefer to remain secret, he describes the detective work used to trace Holocaust assets that continue to be hidden inside the systems of Allied nations such as France and the Netherlands. With the deftness that comes with a journalist's deep understanding of events, Chesnoff explains why it has taken more than fifty years for the world to even begin to come to terms with the massive pillage and plunder.

Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance
Jack and Rochelle
A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555972241

The authors recount how they escaped from Nazi ghetto labor camps and became resistance fighters.

Oral History Series: Witnesses to the Holocaust: An Oral History
Oral History Series: Witnesses to the Holocaust
An Oral History
Paperback      ISBN: 0805791264

The spoken word is an invaluable asset which strengthens human experience of the past and adds vigor to the documentation of historical accounts. This series presents major events in American history through the rich personal testimonies of those who were there.

Each volume includes:

-- A preface illuminating historical background and research details

-- A collection of oral testimonies selected from a range of rare and hard-to-find sources

-- A concluding analytical chapter

-- Notes, bibliography and an index

-- Illustrations