HOLOCAUST

Non-Fiction

Kacer, Kathy
To Look a Nazi in the Eye
JUV 341.69.K1135t YA
"The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz's experience attending the war criminal trial of Oskar Groening. Groening worked at the Auschwitz concentration camp and became known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz." In 2015 he stood trial in Germany for being complicit in the deaths of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana had travelled to Europe to visit Auschwitz. But she was not prepared for what she would see and hear at Oscar Groening's trial, including how such an ordinary seeming man--who at first glance reminded her of her grandfather--could be part of such despicable cruelty. Listening to Groening's testimony and to the Holocaust survivors who came to testify against him, Jordana came to understand that by bearing witness she gained the knowledge and legitimacy to stand in the footsteps of the survivors and to pass their history on to the next generation"--Provided by publisher.  2017

 

Bascomb, Neal
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
JUV 364.151.B2907.n YA
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.  2013.
 

 

Heuvel, Eric
Family Secret
JUV 741.5949.H4887.f YA
While searching his Dutch grandmother's attic for yard sale items, Jeroen finds a scrapbook which leads Gran to tell of her experiences as a girl living in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, when her father was a Nazi sympathizer and Esther, her Jewish best friend, disappeared.  2009

 

Heuvel, Eric
The Search
JUV 741.5949.H4887.s YA
After recounting her experience as a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, Esther, helped by her grandson, embarks on a search to discover what happened to her parents before they died in a concentration camp.  2009

 

Kubert, Joe
Yossel: April 19, 1943: A Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 
JUV 741.5973.K9513y YA
The sketches of Yossel, a fifteen-year-old Jewish boy confined to the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland
During World War II, capture the suffering of his family, the hardships and cruelties of the ghetto,
the increasingly harsh treatment of the Nazis, and the events of the 1943 uprising. 2003.

 

Redsand, Anna S.
Viktor Frankl
JUV B.F8537Rv
This gripping account details the life of Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and the author of Man's Search
for Meaning. He developed a new form of psychotherapy that encouraged patients to live for the future,
not in the past. He used his theories to find meaning in life during the Holocaust and to help others as well.
2006.

 

Sender, Ruth Minsky
The Cage
JUV 940.5315.S4742c YA
 A teenage girl recounts the suffering and persecution of her family under the Nazis, in a Polish ghetto, during deportation, and in a concentration camp.  2016.

 

Spiegelman, Art
Maus: A Survivor's Tale. 
JUV 940.53.S755m YA
The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series
of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel. 1986.

 

Speigelman, Art
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Begin
JUV 940.53.S755.m YA 1991
The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series
of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.  1991.

 

Altman, Linda
Hidden Teens, Hidden Lives
JUV 940.5318.A468h YA
"Explores the lives of children and teens who went into hiding during the Holocaust; looks at various places used as hiding spots, such as barns and attics, and different ways to hide, like assuming false identities, and how these were used as a tool to survive"--Provided by publisher.  2010

 

DeSaix, Deborah Durland
Hidden on the Mountain
JUV 940.5318.D4514h
Forced to flee the Nazi Army, Jewish families found a safe haven in a small town in Le Chambon,
France where a community of Protestants, having once been persecuted for their religion, sympathized
with their struggle and did all they could to hide them from the invaders that sought to do them harm. 2007.

 

Jacobson, Sidney
Anne Frank
JUV 940.5318.J1593a YA
"Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon have created the first authorized graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belson; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary. Carefully researched for historical authenticity, the book includes numerous panels featuring images that have been painstakingly adapted from rare photographs of Anne and her family. A remarkable collaboration of talent, Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography not only reflects the dedication of its authors but marks another milestone in the evolution of graphic nonfiction"--Cover, p. 2.010

 

Prins, Marcel
Hidden Like Anne Frank
JUV 940.5318.P9367h YA
"Fourteen unforgettable true stories of children hidden away during World War II Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, Jaap would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live. This is just one of the incredible stories told in HIDDEN LIKE ANNE FRANK, a collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II. Some children were only three or four years old when they were hidden; some were teenagers. Some hid with neighbors or family, while many were with complete strangers. But all know the pain of losing their homes, their families, even their own names. They describe the secret network of brave people who kept them safe. And they share the coincidences and close escapes that made all the difference"-- Provided by publisher.  2014

 

Rappaport, Doreen
Beyond Courage
JUV 940.5318.R1824b YA
"Through twenty-one meticulously researched accounts-- some chronicled in book form for the first time-- Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II."--Amazon.com  2012.

 

Wiesel, Elie
Night 
JUV 940.5318.W6373n YA
Author's personal account about life in a Nazi death camp. 1996.

 

Wood, Angela Gluck
Holocaust:The Events and Their Impact on Real People
JUV 940.5318.W8501h
Examines the complex political and social backdrop that allowed the Holocaust to occur, as well as its progression
and aftermath, with testimony from survivors in a section of the book and on the accompanying DVD. 2007.

 

Frank, Anne
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition  
JUV 940.53492.F851d
An uncut edition of Anne Frank's diary includes the entries that were originally omitted by her father
--approximately one-third of the diary--and provides insight into Anne's budding sexuality and her stormy
relationship with her mother. 1995.

 

Rauch, Georg
Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Solder in Hitler's Army
JUV 940.54.R1903u YA
"A YA memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to serve on the Russian front"-- Provided by publisher.  2015.

 

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow 
JUV 943.086.B2854h YA
Explores the various factors which led many of Germany's young people to pledge their loyalty and
support to the dictator and join the Hitler Youth during his rise to power. 2005.


 

Fiction

 

Dogar, Sharon
Annexed
JUV D66346.a YA
What was it like hiding in the Annex with Anne Frank? This novel tells the story from the point of view of Peter Van Pels, from the day he went into hiding with the Franks, through his imprisonment at Auschwitz.  2010.

 

Gleitzman, Morris
Then (Once bk 2)
JUV G4834.the YA
In early 1940s Poland, ten-year-old Felix and his friend Zelda escape from a cattle car headed to the Nazi death camps and struggle to survive, first on their own and then with Genia, a farmer with her own reasons for hating Germans.  2010

 

Iturbe, Antonio
The Librarian of Auschwitz
JUV I9192.l YA
Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond.  2017.

 

Kaurin, Marianne
Almost Autumn
JUV K1672.a YA
As autumn approaches Ilse Stern is thinking about her infatuation with Hermann Rød, and whether his determination to be a painter will interfere with their romance--but the reality of being Jewish in occupied Oslo is about to turn her whole world upside down, as the deportation of the Norwegian Jews begins.  2017

 

Killen, Matt
Orphan Monster Spy
JUV K5537.o YA
"Germany, 1939. After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah, finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see her, along with every other Jew, dead. Then she meets a mysterious man who needs Sarah to pull off a spy mission he can't attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of Nazi top brass, befriend the girl whose father is a high-ranking scientist, and find the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. With years of training from her actress mother in the art of impersonation, Sarah thinks she's ready. But nothing prepares her for her cutthroat classmates, and soon she's embroiled in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined--and fighting to hold onto her true self."-- Page 4 of cover.  2008

 

Sax, Aline
The War Within These Walls
JUV S2733.w YA
Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.  2013.

 

Schulman, L B
Stolen Secrets
JUV S3855.s YA
After an abrupt move across the country to San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Livvy is shocked to find that her mother has lied to her. Instead of looking for work at a bakery, her mom is taking care of Adelle, Livvy's grandmother, who Livvy thought was long dead. Suffering from Alzheimer's, Adelle shouts out startling details, mistakes her own name, and seems to relive moments that may have taken place in a concentration camp.  2017

 

Sharenow, Rob
The Berlin Boxing Club
JUV S5285.b YA
In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.  2012

 

Spinelli, Jerry
Milkweed 
JUV S757.mi YA
The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured
through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable
events and circumstances. 2003.

 

Stamper, Vesper
What the Night Sings
JUV S78358.w YA
Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, Gerta has lost her family and everything she knew. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life. Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.  2018

 

Voorhoeve,  Anne
My Family for the War
V8996.m YA
Before the start of World War II, ten-year-old Ziska Mangold, who has Jewish ancestors but has been raised as a Protestant, is taken out of Nazi Germany on one of the Kindertransport trains, to live in London with a Jewish family, where she learns about Judaism and endures the hardships of war while attempting to keep in touch with her parents, who are trying to survive in Holland.  2012

 

Yolen, Jane
The Devil's Arithmetic 
JUV Y7.de YA
Hannah resents stories of her Jewish heritage and of the past until, when opening the door during a Passover Seder,
she finds herself in Poland during World War II where she experiences the horrors of a concentration camp. 1988.

 

Yolen, Jane
Mapping the Bones
JUV Y7ma YA
1942 Poland. For twins Chaim and Gittel, life in the ghetto-- and then the concentration camp-- feels feel like a fairy tale with evil witches and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. They find light through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other. As the brother and sister lose everything but each other, Chaim's words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust. 2018