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In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. This book tells their story of courage and survival, one that is unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.
In 1938, when her diary begins, the author is eight years old. This title is an account of life in a concentration camp during WWII. Helga's Diary is a vivid and comprehensive testimony written during the Holocaust ever to have been recovered.
Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish woman, decides to take off the yellow star and vanishes into the city. This is her extraordinary story, told with unflinching honesty after more than fifty years of silence.
Thomas Buergenthal tells the story of his extraordinary journey in this memoir. His story of survival and his determination to use law and justice to prevent further genocide is an inspirational journey through twentieth-century history.
A survivor of Nazi concentration camps, this author recounts his story in this intimate memoir about finding strength in the face of despair and an inspiring meditation on how we can unlock the morality within us to build a better world.
This book brings together the different perspectives of one extended family who survived because they were loyal to one another and provides a glimpse into the repercussions of the Holocaust.
Six-year-old Yolanda Avram is rescued by righteous strangers during the Holocaust in Greece. This is her story of courage and survival in the context of dozens of other rescues and shows Jews saving themselves and others in often heroic ways.
In March 1942, Rena Kornreich was rounded up with other women and forced onto the first transport of women to Auschwitz. Rena was reunited with her sister there, beginning a story of love and courage that would last three years and forty-one days.
Born into a Jewish family in Poland in the 1930s, Nelly Ben-Or was to experience the trauma of the Holocaust. This unique memoir is a testimony to an extraordinary life and illustrates the strength of the human condition when faced with adversity.
Marione Ingram grew up in Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was German. She was Jewish. She was a survivor. This is her stirring account of World War II through the eyes of a child.
While Anne Frank survives in her diary, Rachel survived and is telling her story. Her remarkable saga didn't end with her liberation at the end of World War II. Rachel's story unfolds like a kaleidoscope of images.
Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells his story, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds.
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