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1 ABRAMOWITCH, MAJA. The Library Of Holcaust Testimonies: To Forgive...but Not Forget, Maja's Story.
Vallentine Mitchell, London: 2002. 085303432X / 9780853034322 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This life story is powerful yet wonderfully balanced. Maja Abramowitch has given us an eloquent account of her sheltered life as a little girl before the hurricane overtook her family like so many others. Her detailed descriptions of her own and her mother's experiences between 1941 and 1945 are graphic and quite horrifying in many places. 
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2 ACKERMAN, DIANE. The Zookeeper's Wife.
W. W. Norton, New York: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A true story—as powerful as Schindler's List—in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants—otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes. With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. Includes an Index. "I can't imagine a better story or storyteller. The Zookeeper's Wife will touch every nerve you have." - Jonathon Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated 
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3 ACKERMAN, DIANE. The Zookeeper's Wife.
W. W. Norton, New York: 2007. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. Back endpaper has been removed. 
A true story—as powerful as Schindler's List—in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants—otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes. With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. Includes an Index. "I can't imagine a better story or storyteller. The Zookeeper's Wife will touch every nerve you have." - Jonathon Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated 
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4 ADELSBERGER, LUCIE; LIPSTADT, DEBORAH E. (FOREWORD); SLAVIN, ARTHUR J. (ANNOTATIONS). Auschwitz: A Doctor's Story.
Northeastern University Press, Boston: 2007. 155553659X / 9781555536596 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The story of a female physician shipped to the infamous death camp and put to work in the infirmary. Translated into English from the German by Susan H. Ray. "A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve." —Kirkus Reviews "Lest Nazi Germany's brutalities be forgotten, this understated, appalling book, which first appeared in German in 1956, ought to remain perpetually in print . . . In May 1943, [Dr. Adelsberger] was transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where, under the general supervision of Josef Mengele, she was permitted to practice her profession . . . Her account of the starvation, cruelty, and sadism meted out to women and children against the backdrop . . . of the flames and stench from burning bodies will long remain in the minds of readers."—Booklist 
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5 ALTSHULER, DAVID A.; DAWIDOWICZ, LUCY S. Hitler's War Against The Jews: A Young Reader's Version Of The War Against The Jews 1933-1945.
Behrman House Inc., New York: 1978. 0874412226 / 9780874412222 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Part One, "The Final Solution," tells the story of the Germans. Part Two of the book is called "The Holocaust" because that is the name that Jews have given to the destruction of European Jewry. Includes an Index. 
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6 ALTSHULER, DAVID A.; DAWIDOWICZ, LUCY S. Hitler's War Against The Jews: A Young Reader's Version Of The War Against The Jews 1933-1945.
Behrman House Inc., New York: 1978. 0874412226 / 9780874412222 s Softcover. Good condition. The front cover edges are frayed. 
Part One, "The Final Solution," tells the story of the Germans. Part Two of the book is called "The Holocaust" because that is the name that Jews have given to the destruction of European Jewry. Includes an Index. 
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7 AUTHERS, JOHN & WOLFFE, RICHARD. The Victim's Fortune: Inside The Epic Battle Over The Debts Of The Holocaust.
HarperCollins, New York: 2002. 0066212642 / 9780066212647 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
An extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of money, justice, and the fallout that remains from the twentieth century's worst crime. Deals with one of the great moral issues of our time - restitution for Holocaust survivors. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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8 AVITAL, DR. MOSHE. Not To Forget, Impossible To Forgive.
Mazo Publishers, Jerusalem: 2004. 9659046243 / 9789659046249 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This is the heroic story of a young Jewish boy's survival in the Nazi concentration camps, as well as an analysis of the Nazi era. At 14, Moshe Doft Avital and his family were expelled from their hometown, Bilke, Ruthenia in Czechoslovakia to the Ghetto Beregszasz. The Germans separated Avital from his family after they were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. His parents were murdered in Auschwitz. He was imprisoned as a slave laborer in five other concentration camps before being liberated from Buchenwald by the U.S. Army on April 11, 1945. Avital began an arduous recuperation process along with 500 other young people who became known as the Children of Buchenwald. Avital rebuilt his life, established his family, and became a recognized authority in Jewish education. Dr. Avital presents extraordinary testimony, bringing to light many unknown facts about the Holocaust era. He provides psychological, philosophical, and theological analyses and reflections regarding the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He takes to task the individuals, organizations, and nations who committed horrific atrocities against the Jewish people. Dr. Avital's observations and conclusions come with poignancy and authority, supported by his firsthand experiences in the Holocaust and his educational background. 
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9 BACALL-ZWIRN, ALINA & STARK, JARED. No Common Place: The Holocaust Testimony Of Alina Bacall - Zwirn.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln & London: 1999. 0803261780 / 9780803261785 First Bison Books Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"You know, a lot of people like to talk about it, and I'm always pushing, pushing away, you know, I'm always pushing. I hate to remember, I hate to talk about it." But in the wake of her husband's death, and afraid that the story would never be told, Alina Bacall-Zwirn, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto and four Nazi concentration camps, decided to remember and to bear witness to the history she and her husband suffered together. In a unique format that combines personal testimony, photographs, letters, legal documents and contributions from Alina's family; No Common Place interweaves a survivor's story with her reflections on the impact of her traumatic past on herself and her family. As it follows Alina through conversations with Jared Stark and with interviewers at the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and as it records her participation in the dedication ceremonies of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the books speaks to the importance of the individual's voice in shaping collective memory of the Holocaust. The supporting materials—chronology, maps, and notes—allow the survivor's voice to serve as a guide to the study of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Alina Bacall-Zwirn was born Alinka Handszer in Warsaw, Poland, in 1922. Married in the Warsaw ghetto and a survivor of four Nazi concentration camps, she immigrated to the United States with her husband in 1949. Alina died in 1997, one month after completing her testimony. Jared Stark is Assistant Professor of Literary Cultures at the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University. "A wrenching human tale of terrible tragedy and the power of love. . . . Lacking any trace of sentimentality or drama, and told in a series of interviews by a woman who never quite mastered English, this powerful story illustrates the impossibility of weaving a coherent narrative from the shattered memories of those years. At the same time, the reader gradually discovers the extraordinary strength of the love which sustains both Leo and Alina.—Times Literary Supplement "Achingly honest and sensitively narrated, No Common Place is no common memoir. Weaving together testimony, dialogue, letters, and documents, it moves with grace between the past and the present. Through these seamless transitions, we learn—or perhaps remember anew—that the past is not really past; it lives on in us and in our families. This is an extraordinary and most welcome addition to Holocaust literature."—Debórah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at Clark University "Through its rare and moving commitment to the authenticity of the survivor's voice, No Common Place conveys both the lacerating details of Alina Bacall-Zwirn's past and the deeply humanizing story of her efforts to leave a legacy of memory to her children and to future generations. Jared Stark's sensitive arrangement of this testimony allows us to hear the urgency and vulnerability of her voice as she recalls the atrocities she and her community suffered. Stark's book is a contribution both to the historical record and to the crucial study of what it means to live in the aftermath of the Holocaust."—Geoffrey Hartman, project director of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University 
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10 BAR-ON, DAVID. Legacy Of Silence: Encounters With Children If The Third Reich.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 1989. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
What can children of Nazis say to a child of Israel? In these pages, we listen to the voices of men and women whose fathers served the Nazi cause, many in the SS. Bar-On's questioning propels them on a sometimes painful emotional journey full of unexpected -- and often unwelcome -- memories and insights. "His questions are pertinent, his analysis lucid and often frightening. The reader follows him almost to the edge of an invisible abyss." -- Elie Wiesel 
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11 BARKER, ROBERT W. The Devil's Chosen: A Search For Understanding.
iUniverse Inc., New York: 2005 059536460X s Softcover. Good condition. 
Brings the actions and decisions of both the victims and the perpetrators into focus against the unforgiving background of terror and death. 
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12 BARSKY, IVY L. (PROJECT DIRECTOR); MORGANTHAU, ROBERT M. (FOREWORD); MARWELL, DAVID G. (PREFACE & HISTORICAL ESSAY). To Life: 36 Stories Of Memory And Hope - Museum Of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial To The Holocaust.
Bulfinch Press, Boston: 2002. 0821227734 / 9780821227732 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This deeply moving collection of stories, faces, and objects from the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit. The stories of courage, family, hope, and faith held within the Museum provide a uniquely moving history of Jewish life in the twentieth century. The 36 stories told here - and the photographs and objects that accompany them - were presented to the Museum for exhibition by Holocaust survivors and their families. Includes an Index. 
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13 BENDER, SARA. The Jews Of Bialystok During World War II And The Holocaust.
Brandeis University Press, Waltham: 2008. Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This history of Jewish Bialystok during World War II provides an in-depth analysis of one of the largest Jewish communities to pass from Soviet to German occupation, and it enhances our understanding of the response of Polish Jewry to the Holocaust. The Bialystok community's fate is representative of many other Jewish communities in Poland and Lithuania, but unlike other communities, Bialystok Jews left an unusually large documentary record. Exhaustive research in archival sources including first-person testimonies and memoirs enables Bender to create a multifaceted account of the motivations of Jewish communal leaders as well the attitudes and behavior of ordinary men and women as they grappled with an inhumane occupation and severe adversity. Bender's conclusion, in which she compares the history of the Bialystok community and ghetto to several other major communities, including Warsaw and Vilna, makes the volume an even richer contribution to the study of Polish Jewry during the Holocaust. Translated into English from the Hebrew by Yaffa Murciano. Sara Bender is associate professor in the Department of Jewish History at Haifa University. She is the associate editor of Yad Vashem's Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations (2007). "Indispensable. . . Bender includes an invaluable comparison of the response of the Bialystok ghetto to other major ghettos such as Warsaw, Vilna, and Lodz, contrasting the efforts of Barash's leadership with those of other major Judenrat leaders such as Adam Cerniakow, Jacob Gens, and Chaim Rumkowski." —Jewish Book World "[An] outstanding achievement. . . . Bender positions the events of wartime in relation to the prewar existence of the Jews—such as the various political and religious divisions—and reveals how these were manifested in the ghetto, particularly the resistance movement. Bender is also acutely aware of the extent to which events and forces outside the ghetto, including developments of which the Bia ystok Jews were ignorant, influenced Nazi policy and actions. Her judgments concerning key individuals are noteworthy for their empathy and offer plausible explanations for why they acted as they did—and why, at critical moments, they were seemingly paralyzed. After all, nothing they could do would change the ultimate, fatal end that the Nazis had planned."—Slavic Review "Sarah Bender's book is an outstanding example of what a historian can do to illuminate the real, not the imagined, history of the Shoah. This thorough investigation of both German policies and, mainly, the Jewish reactions to the unexpected onslaught on Jewish lives, does away with preconceptions and historical errors. A most important addition to our knowledge."—Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Academic Adviser of Yad Vashem "The ghetto phenomenon was central to the experience of East European Jewry during the Holocaust. However, the picture of ghetto life often presented in comprehensive scholarly studies and educational material alike, is actually based on materials from the two major ghettos Lodz and Warsaw, established in 1940 in Nazi-occupied Poland, i. e. before the Final Solution. But from the more then 1100 ghettos established by the Nazis and their allies, the great majority came into being after the invasion of the Soviet Union. Therefore, the ghettos of this period should get much more attention than hitherto given to them. Dr. Bender's comprehensive study of the Jews of Bia ystok during WW II and the Holocaust sets an example in this regard: it tells a multifaceted story of a Polish Jewish community, first conquered and suppressed by the Soviets (1939-1941), then persecuted and murdered by the Nazis. Within the tornado of destruction, attempts for plain survival as well as for maintaining some meaningful day-to-day life were made by the various groups within the ghetto. Dr. Bender powerfully paints the dilemmas facing the Jews by focusing on two leaders: the actual head of the Judenrat Ephraim Barash, and the leader of the underground, Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff. Her study is thus an important contribution to the understanding of Jewish society as an active protagonist in the story of the Holocaust."—Prof. Dan Michman, Professor of Modern Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, and Chief Historian, Yad Vashem 
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14 BENNETT, G. H. The Nazi, The Painter And The Forgotten Story Of The Ss Road.
Reaktion Books, London: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 2006 in England a long-forgotten canister of film was discovered by chance in the dusty cupboard of a Devonshire church. No one knew how it had got there, but its contents were tantalizing: grainy black-and-white scenes showed SS soldiers and slave labourers involved in what appeared to be a Nazi road-building programme. BBC television caused a sensation when it broadcast the footage, but the film gave few clues to the identities of the people in it, the places shown or the construction work's ambitious ultimate purpose. G. H. Bennett set out to uncover the story behind this compelling visual record, and to identify the perpetrators and victims it portrayed. Piece by piece Bennett has put together the story of the SS Road, construction of which was managed by an unremarkable SS officer who, through a chance office mix-up of names, unexpectedly found himself in charge. He describes the Red Army prisoners, Jews and others who were worked to death building it, and singles out by name the barbaric overseers. Arnold Daghani, a Romanian artist, was one of the few Jewish laborers to survive the project. Bennett explores through Daghani's words and pictures the brutal treatment the slave workers endured, and Daghani's own postwar efforts, finally while living in England, to bring the perpetrators to justice. Recovering a neglected part of the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust, The Nazi, the Painter and the Forgotten Story of the SS Road is a moving, at times horrifying, account of gratuitous cruelties imposed on ordinary people by a regime fixated on a nightmare future. 'Bennett writes very well . . . an engaging book, which should be welcomed for shedding light on a little-known chapter of the wider holocaust.' - BBC History Magazine 'With these pieces of the puzzle in place, Bennett was able to research the most historically important aspect of the book, namely the network of notorious slave labor camps strung along the entire length of the highway and the experiences of a tragically small number of survivors, particularly the Romanian Jewish painter Arnold Daghani.' - Christopher R. Browning, New York Review of Books 'An excellent account of an episode that brings together the Holocaust and Nazi plans for the Ukraine. Truly impressive use of new material. The purposes as well as cruelty of Nazi road-building emerges clearly. Very harsh conditions for the enslaved workers. The dependence of Nazi plans on the flow of war is also a clear conclusion.' - The Historical Association 'This surprising and artful book mixes the history of the Nazi occupation of Ukraine and of the Holocaust with present perspectives. It entertains and enriches our understanding of a terrible time.' - Richard Breitman, Professor of History, American University, Washington DC and author of The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution G. H. Bennett is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Plymouth. He is the author of ten books including Hitler's Admirals and The RAF's French Foreign Legion. 
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15 BENSKI, STANISLAW; ARNDT, WALTER. Missing Pieces: Stories.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York 1989. 0151605858 / 9780151605859 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 33.25 USD
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16 BERENBAUM, MICHAEL. The World Must Know: The History Of The Holocaust As Told In The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1993. 0316091359 / 9780316091350 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Documents the human stories of the Holocaust, from the families who received sudden orders to report to the train stations for "resettlement in the East" to the Nazi officials who determined who would live and who would die and to ordinary citizens, like those in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who risked their own lives by hiding Jewish refugees in their homes. The powerful and provocatiove images in The World Must Know 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. Includes an Index. Also includes a 30 page paper: The Holocaust, A Historical Summary. 
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17 BERENBAUM, MICHAEL; KRAMER, ARNOLD (EDITOR OF PHOTOGRAPHS). The World Must Know: The History Of The Holocaust As Told In The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1993. 0316091359 / 9780316091350 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Documents the human stories of the Holocaust, from the families who received sudden orders to report to the train stations for "resettlement in the East" to the Nazi officials who determined who would live and who would die and to ordinary citizens, like those in the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, who risked their own lives by hiding Jewish refugees in their homes. The powerful and provocatiove images in The World Must Know 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. Includes an Index. Also includes a 30 page paper: The Holocaust, A Historical Summary. 
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18 BERNSTEIN, SARA TUVEL; THORNTON, LOUISE LOOTS; SAMUELS, MARLENE BERNSTEIN. The Seamstress: A Memoir Of Survival.
0425166309 / 9780425166307 Berkley Trade Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

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19 BIALOWITZ, PHILIP "FISZEL" WITH BIALOWITZ, JOSEPH. A Promise At Sobibor: A Jewish Boy's Story Of Revolt And Survival In Nazi-occupied Poland.
The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Milwaukee and London: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 

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20 BISBERG-YOUKELSON, FEIGL & YOUKELSON, RUBIN (EDITORS). The Life And Death Of A Polish Shtetl.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2000. 0803261675 / 9780803261679 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Numerous Holocaust memoirs recount the unspeakable horrors that individuals witnessed and endured during the Nazis' reign. Less well known are the post-World War II yizkors, collective memoirs written by survivors to memorialize a home village purged or destroyed by Nazis. The Hebrew word yizkor translates as "he shall remember" and also refers to a prayer for the dead. While hundreds of yizkors exist, very few have been translated into English. The Life and Death of a Polish Shtetl, the memorial for the town of Strzegowo, was collected and edited in 1951. Its stories are simple, yet they evoke considerable emotional turmoil. Some are shattering tales of torture, cultural destruction, and death. Others are moving remembrances of what the beloved little town was like before it was invaded by the Nazis. Because there is no longer a Jewish population living in Strzegowo, this book is an important record of what was lost. Feigl Bisberg-Youkelson was a writer. Rubin Youkelson was a critic and reviewer. Translated into English by Gene Bluestein, a professor emeritus of English at California State University at Fresno, is the author of Anglish/Yinglish: Yiddish in American Life and Literature (Nebraska 1998) and other works. 
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