BOOK LIST:

Jewish Heritage: The Holocaust

Updated: April 26, 2022

The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Since 1945, the word has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the ideological and systematic state-sponsored persecution and mass murder of millions of European Jews (as well as millions of others, including Romani people, the intellectually disabled, dissidents and homosexuals) by the German Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945.


Book cover for The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation
The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation
Sullivan, Rosemary
Call Number: 92 F8275Su

Book cover for Boy From Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor
Boy From Buchenwald: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor
Waisman, Robert
Call Number: x 940.53 W143

Book cover for A Boy in Winter: A Novel
A Boy in Winter: A Novel
Seiffert, Rachel,

Book cover for Countrymen
Countrymen
Lidegaard, Bo, 1958-
Call Number: 940.53489 L714

Book cover for Darkness over Denmark: the Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews
Darkness over Denmark: the Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews
Levine, Ellen.
Call Number: 940.53489 L665

Book cover for Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
Rubin, Susan Goldman.
Call Number: x 92 D549Ru

Book cover for The Girl from the Train
The Girl from the Train
Joubert, Irma,

Book cover for Girl in the Blue Coat
Girl in the Blue Coat
Hesse, Monica
Call Number: YA

In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke—a 'finder' of black market goods—is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl.


Book cover for In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin
In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin
Call Number: 940.5472437 I355

Book cover for Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love
Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love
Frankel, Rebecca
Call Number: 940.5315296 R1162Fr

Book cover for The Librarian of Auschwitz
The Librarian of Auschwitz
Iturbe, Antonio
Call Number: YA

Book cover for Lilac Girls
Lilac Girls
Kelly, Martha Hall

Book cover for Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Spiegelman, Art
Call Number: 740.9854 S755-2

Book cover for Mischling
Mischling
Konar, Affinity

Book cover for Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
Sís, Peter
Call Number: x 940.53 S622

Book cover for Number the Stars
Number the Stars
Lowry, Lois
Call Number: x Ed.b

Book cover for The Orphan's Tale
The Orphan's Tale
Jenoff, Pam,

Book cover for The Shelter and the Fence: When 982 Holocaust Refugees Found Safe Haven in America
The Shelter and the Fence: When 982 Holocaust Refugees Found Safe Haven in America
Finkelstein, Norman H.
Call Number: x 325 F499

Book cover for Somewhere There is Still a Sun
Somewhere There is Still a Sun
Gruenbaum, Michael,
Call Number: 940.53437 G886

Book cover for Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children
Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children
Call Number: x 940.53 S9635

Book cover for Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust
Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust
Thomson, Ruth, 1949-
Call Number: x 940.53 T484

Book cover for Then
Then
Gleitzman, Morris.
Call Number: YA

Book cover for They Went Left
They Went Left
Hesse, Monica
Call Number: YA

World War II has just ended and concentration camps have been liberated. 18-year-old Zofia is free but traumatized and malnourished, without a home, money, possessions or family. She is determined to find her missing brother and make a new life for herself. This is a beautifully written historical novel that portrays a young woman who comes to terms with the past, her scars and slowly picks up the pieces of her shattered life.


Book cover for What the Night Sings
What the Night Sings
Stamper, Vesper
Call Number: YA

Book cover for The Whispering Town
The Whispering Town
Elvgren, Jennifer Riesmeyer,
Call Number: xz

Book cover for Wildflowers of Terezin
Wildflowers of Terezin
Elmer, Robert.

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