The Diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-1942

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Grove Press #ad - He was creating life .  .  . His diaries—recently discovered in a Prague attic under extraordinary circumstances—are an invaluable historical document and a testament to one remarkable child’s insuppressible hunger for life. He was creating new language. Anne frank, ginz’s diaries reveal a budding Czech literary and artistic genius whose life was cut short by the Nazis.

International herald tribune   not since anne frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl has such an intimately candid, deeply affecting account of a childhood compromised by Nazi tyranny come to light. As a fourteen-year-old jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully kept a diary that captured the increasingly precarious texture of daily life.

The Diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-1942 #ad - The diary in your hands did not save Petr. Petr was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of sixteen. Recalling the diaries of .  .  . But it did save us. Jonathan safran foer, author of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Everything Is Illuminated. His stunningly mature paintings, drawings, and writings reflect his insatiable appetite for learning and experience and openly display his growing artistic and literary genius.

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Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust

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The New Press #ad - In the words of the Guardian, the story is “worthy of a film script. As astonishing as hilde’s story is, Rita herself emerges as the central character in this utterly unique memoir. After the arrest of her parents in 1943, hilde fled to Belgium, living out the war years in an extraordinary set of circumstances—first among the Resistance, and then at Bergen-Belsen after its liberation.

It is an epic story of survival, adventure, and new life. A groundbreaking second-generation memoir of the Holocaust and its legacy by Otto Frank’s goddaughter—“The extraordinary tale is heroic” The New York Times. Proud of her mother and yet struggling to forge an identity in the shadow of such heroic accomplishments—not to mention her family’s close relationship to the iconic Frank family—Goldberg offers an unflinching look at the struggles faced by children and grandchildren whose own lives are haunted by historic tragedy.

Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust #ad - Motherland is the culmination of a lifetime of reflection and a decade of research. Rita goldberg recounts the extraordinary story of her mother, Hilde Jacobsthal, a close friend of Anne Frank’s family who was fifteen when the Nazis invaded Holland. A double memoir that braids her parents’ story with her own, and succeeds in articulating a difficult truth.

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Into Enemy Arms: The Remarkable True Story of a German Girl's Struggle against Nazism, and Her Daring Escape with the Allied Airman She Loved

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Grub Street Publishing #ad - One among them, warrant officer Gordon Slowey, was the man Ditha was destined to meet and fall in love with.  . At the same time more than fifteen hundred British and Commonwealth airmen were being marched out of Stalag Luft VII, a POW camp in the same region. Together, they embarked on a dangerous and daring flight out of Germany.

Into enemy arms tells the extraordinary story of Ditha and the escaped POWs she helped save. The suspenseful true story of a love that defied Nazi oppression, and a harrowing journey to freedom. As they faced exhaustion, extreme cold, ditha and Gordon’s love for one another intensified, and the constant risk of discovery, hunger, and so did their determination to survive and escape.

Into Enemy Arms: The Remarkable True Story of a German Girl's Struggle against Nazism, and Her Daring Escape with the Allied Airman She Loved #ad - Close jewish friends had vanished, swastikas hung from every building, and neighbors were disappearing in the middle of the night. In 1945, ditha bruncel was living with her parents in the small town of Lossen, in Upper Silesia. Twenty-three of these prisoners managed to escape from the marching column—and by chance hobbled into Lossen.

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Never Again: A History of the Holocaust

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RosettaBooks #ad - Masterfully covering such topics as pre-war jewish life, and the reflections of Holocaust survivors, Gilbert interweaves firsthand accounts with unforgettable photographs and documents, the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, which come together to form a three-dimensional portrait of the lives of the Jewish people during one of Europe’s darkest times.

A work forty years in the making—sir Martin Gilbert’s illustrated survey of the pre- and post-war history of the Jewish people in Europe. This volume introduces the crime to a new generation, in the words of Judah Tenenbaum, so that it knows of the atrocities and the seemingly futile acts of defiance taken, ‘for three lines in the history books.

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My Longest Night

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Arcade Publishing #ad - But that would change on the night of june 5, 1944, when the first wave of Allied paratroopers descended on either side of the Paris-to-Cherbourg railway line—virtually in the Duboscq family’s backyard. This touching eyewitness account, told from the perspective of a twelve-year-old girl, has all the force and beauty of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl.

Growing up in the remote, marshy lowlands of Normandy, young Geneviève Duboscq had little concept of war—even after Nazi Germany occupied France. Throughout that historic night, a hard-drinking peasant named Papa Maurice, Geneviève and her father, saved numerous Americans from drowning and gave them refuge while they regrouped for what was to become one of the most heroic battles of World War II.

My Longest Night #ad - So direct and unaffected that the mot juste is ‘amateur’ in the original sense of the one who embarks on a project motivated by love and conviction rather than for gain. Los angeles times   “one of the most personal descriptions of D-Day that we are likely to have. The christian Science Monitor. An unforgettable account of d-Day” from the perspective of a young woman who saved the lives of Allied soldiers New Statesman.

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Holocaust

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RosettaBooks #ad - It is a portrait of the extraordinary choices all Germans were forced to make on a daily basis—and the unimaginable consequences if they were wrong. The dorfs are “good” germans, with whom their son Erik, a promising lawyer, loyal to the new Nazi regime, finds his ambitions realized with the SS at the side of the ruthless Reinhard Heydrich.

The epic novel of two families and the genocide in Nazi Germany, by the writer of the blockbuster TV miniseries. A winner of the dag hammarskjöld International Prize, with more than two million copies sold, Holocaust is an unforgettable glimpse into this monumental human tragedy. Told through the reminiscences of erik dorf, the ambitious ss officer, who ran away from his family as a young boy in an effort to fight the Nazis, and the courageous young Jew Rudi Weiss, this novel takes us through almost every significant event of the Third Reich, from the horrific reality of Kristallnacht to the mass exterminations at Auschwitz.

Holocaust #ad - The weisses are jewish, also “good” Germans—but under the new regime, they are doomed.

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Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir Break Away Books

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Indiana University Press #ad - Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, prejudice and pain, employment and social standing, language and education, communal values and personal dreams. A “clear-eyed, carefully researched but nonetheless passionate book” that is “rich with the closely observed details of internment camp life” Lauren Kessler,  author of Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family.

During world war ii, 110, 000 japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. Your soul will be better for it. Nuvo   “this book is highly readable and contains fascinating details not usually covered in other books on Japanese-American history. Oregon Historical Quarterly.

Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir Break Away Books #ad - Poetic yet sharply honest, the family story unfolds within the larger context of the national saga. In looking after minidoka, the “internment camp” years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese-American life, from immigration to the end of the twentieth century. You’ll wince but read it anyway.

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Red Flower of China: An Autobiography

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Soho Press #ad - Compelling in its brutal honesty, ” this is a chilling document that explores how ideological extremism and zealotry can destroy lives, told by a Chinese woman swept up during her teenage years in Mao Zedong’s Red Guard San Francisco Chronicle.  . This “candid memoir of the author’s participation in China’s Cultural Revolution” reveals how an ordinary woman was driven to violence by politics Kirkus Reviews.

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Roman's Journey: A Memoir of Survival

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Arcade Publishing #ad - The polish painter, sculptor, and architect gives readers “a terrifying view from the epicenter of the Holocaust” Kirkus Review. Compelling and compassionate. Observer uk   “halter stubbornly conveys both harrowing loss and hunger for renewed life with measured matter-of-factness that allows his ordeals to speak for themselves.

Publishers Weekly. So began his remarkable six-year journey through some of the darkest caverns of Nazi Europe that claimed the lives of his family and the eight-hundred-strong community of his boyhood. Incredibly, post-war, the stutthof concentration camp, only to find this his native village, he survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and a slave factory in Dresden, was nothing like the home he remembered.

Roman's Journey: A Memoir of Survival #ad - Roman halter was a spirited, optimistic schoolboy in 1939 when he and his family gathered behind the curtains to watch the Volksdeutsche German Polish neighbors of their small town in western Poland greet the arrival of Hitler’s armies with kisses and swastika flags. Within days, the family home had been seized, returning from an errand, and, twelve-year-old Roman had become a slave of the local SS chief, he silently witnessed his Jewish classmates being bayoneted to death by soldiers at the edge of town.

Written with the piercing detachment of much of the great literature of the Holocaust .  .  .

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The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story

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One More Chapter #ad - And nothing less’ aliza ziegler, haaretz newspaper‘this is a book we are not allowed not to read’ Leah Roditi, without leaving any room to imagination’ Yehudith Rotem, Editor-in-Chief at Proza Books, Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House‘Great courage is needed to write as Adler does – without softening, without beautifying, At Magazine .

My brother’s tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. The nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour. I stroked his cheek, whispered, it’s really you…Dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war.

But one day in 1944, everything changes. One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz. Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten. Malka adler’s extraordinary novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee.

When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to. Narrated in a poetic style reminiscent of margaret atwood, The Librarian of Auschwitz, hope, solace and above all, this is a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength, in books like The Choice, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story #ad - Praise for the brothers of auschwitz‘i sat down and read this within a few hours, read in order to know … It is harsh, enthralling, earth-shattering, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ Amazon reviewer‘The story is so incredible and the author writes so beautifully that it is impossible to stay indifferent’ Amazon reviewer‘It is a book we all must read, rattling – but we must.

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All the Light There Was: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - All the light there was is the story of an armenian family’s struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris in the 1940s—a lyrical, love, finely wrought tale of loyalty, and the many faces of resistance. With a bittersweet love story, examples of everyday heroism, and a community refusing to give in to tyrants, Kricorian’s work sheds even more light on the German occupation of France.

Library Journal. Only when zaven flees with his brother Barkev to avoid conscription does Maral realize that the Occupation is not simply a temporary outrage to be endured. Love blooms just as war tears two people apart” in this novel about an Armenian refugee family in Nazi-occupied Paris The New York Times.

All the Light There Was: A Novel #ad - After many fraught months, just one brother returns, changing the contours of Maral’s world completely. The adults immediately set about gathering food and provisions, bracing for the deprivation they know all too well. On the day the nazis march down the rue de belleville, fourteen-year-old Maral Pegorian is living with her family in Paris; like many other Armenians who survived the genocide in their homeland, they have come to Paris to build a new life.

But the children—maral, and their close friend Zaven—are spurred to action of another sort, her brother Missak, finding secret and not-so-secret ways to resist their oppressors. Like tatiana de rosnay’s sarah’s key and jenna blum’s Those Who Save Us, All the Light There Was is an unforgettable portrait of lives caught in the crosswinds of history.

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