A Promise to Remember is a concise and accessible history of the Holocaust presented in an interactive
format that includes graphics, detailed sidebars, an audio CD and removable facsimiles of documents from
This book is a full biography of Milena, a substantial portion of which is devoted to her life with the author in Ravensbruck, by artfully interweaving images of Ravensbruck with episodes from Milena's life.
This true story follows the Gold family and the oldest daughter, Shoshana. The book begins with the Jewish family's idyllic prewar life in Poland. It then follows their journey during the war years, when they were forced to hide in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months, facing appalling conditions, starvation, and fear of imminent betrayal and capture.
In 1944, Cantor Leo Fettman and his family were forcibly removed from their Hungarian home by the Nazis and incarcerated in a ghetto. Later, they were transported by boxcar to Auschwitz where most of the members of his family were murdered.
In this work, a Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry. This work has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.
The Last Witness: The Child Survivor of the Holocaust looks in depth at the traumatic effects of genocidal persecution on the child's psychic structure and on development through the life cycle. It offers valuable information to clinicians working with Holocaust survivors and their families and serves as an indispensable guide for therapists and interested readers who want to lean more about the short- and longterm effects of genocidal persecution.
An uncommonly reflective and illuminating memoir by a German officer who served on virtually all fronts in Europe, Soldat offers a unique inside look at the German side of World War II and a world in ruins.
In December 2013, after years of exhaustive search, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum received more than four hundred pages of diary notes written by one of the most prominent Nazis, the Party’s chief ideologue and Reich minister for occupied Soviet territoriesAlfred Rosenberg. By combining Rosenberg's diary notes with additional key documents and in-depth analysis, this book shows Rosenberg's crucial role in the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish policy.
As teenagers during World War II, Lou Freedman and Jarek Pikalkiewicz defied daunting odds, lost nearly everything and everyone in the war, and yet summoned the courage to start new lives in the United States.
This book chronicles Leib's and Gittel's turbulent Holocaust saga in their own words. Historical documentation is juxtaposed alongside their memoirs, as well as corroboratory documents obtained from the International Tracing Services collection.
Humor and laughter can help strengthen, heal and maintain mental and physical health, but can it assist in dealing with a trauma as severe as the Holocaust? It Kept Us Alive provides a positive answer to this question, demonstrating how humor helped in coping with the terrible reality. Interviews with survivors describe horrific events, intertwined with macabre humor.
A two-part book in which French investigative journalist Maurice Rajsfus, who survived the 1972 "Black Thursday" roundup at Vel d'Hiv of 13,000 Jews, recollects events that day and uses meticulous research of police archives to make a damning inquiry of Vichy/police collaboration, examining the implementation of the Yellow Star, France's culpability in the Holocaust, and the influence of right-wing media.
Following the horrors of Kristallnacht in November of 1938, a courageous group of Belgian women organized a desperate and highly dangerous rescue mission to usher nearly 1,000 children out of Germany and Austria.
Annette Wieviorka analyzes the conditions under which survivor testimonies have been produced, how they have been received over time, and how the testimonies shaped the construction of history and collective memory. Wieviorka discerns three successive phases in the evolution of the roles and images of the Holocaust witness.
On February 4, 1941, Nanda Herbermann, a German Catholic writer and editor, was arrested by the Gestapo in Münster, Germany. Accused of collaboration with the Catholic movement, Herbermann was deported to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women in July 1941 and later released upon direct orders from Heinrich Himmler on March 19, 1943. Although she was instructed by the Gestapo not to reveal information about the camp, Herbermann soon began to record her memories of her experiences. The Blessed Abyss was originally published in German under the imprint of the Allied occupation forces in 1946, and it now appears in English for the first time. Hester Baer and Elizabeth Baer include an extensive introduction that situates Herbermann's work within current debates about gender and the Holocaust and provides historical and biographical information about Herbermann, Ravensbrück, and the Third Reich.
Educators may find the Analyzing Visual Images and Stereotyping teaching strategy to be a helpful framework for using Samuel Bak's paintings with your students. This teaching strategy builds observation, critical thinking, and interpretive skills.
A unique adventure unfolds as two friends take a risky road trip into their past. Together, Jan Wiener and Arnost Lustig -- both survivors of Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia and now living in America.
Run time: 86 minutes
Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families.
Run time: 145 minutes