Biography & Autobiography - Historical - Holocaust

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Defini...

Anne Frank

Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply ad...

Published: Feb 1997

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father ...

Art Spiegelman

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.

Published: Aug 1986

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including A...

Published: Jan 2006

The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir

George Lucius Salton

In September, 1939, George Lucius Salton's boyhood in Tyczyn, Poland, was shattered by escalating violence and terror under German occupation. His father, a lawyer, was forbidden to work, but eleven-year-old George dug potatoes, split...

Published: Mar 2004

All But My Life

Gerda Weissmann Klein

All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by A...

Published: Mar 1995

Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Surv...

Clara Kramer

This heart-stopping story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis is based on Clara Kramer's diary of her years surviving in an underground bunker with seventeen other people. Clara Kramer was a typical Polish-Jewish teenager from a s...

Published: May 2010

The Pianist: The Extraordinary True S...

Wladyslaw Szpilman

Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody (Son of Sam). The Pianist won the Cannes Film Festival's most prestigious pri...

Published: Sep 2000

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewi...

Edith Hahn Beer

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help ...

Published: Nov 2000

The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day

Elie Wiesel

Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle...

Published: Apr 2008

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here ...

Art Spiegelman

MAUS was the first half of the tale of survival of the author's parents, charting their desperate progress from prewar Poland Auschwitz. Here is the continuation, in which the father survives the camp and is at last reunited with his ...

Published: Sep 1992


Alicia Appleman-Jurman

After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank ...

Published: Dec 1989

The Diary of Petr Ginz

Petr Ginz

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, ...

Published: Sep 2008

Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of t...

Miep Gies

She found the diary and brought the world a message of love and hope.It seems as if we are never far from Miep's thoughts....Yours, AnneFor the millions moved by Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, here at last is Miep's own astoni...

Published: Feb 2009

The Forger: An Extraordinary Story of...

Cioma Schonhaus

In Nazi Germany, twenty-year– old graphic artist Cioma Schönhaus found a unique outlet for his talent: he forged documents for people fleeing the Reich, ultimately helping to save hundreds of lives. Even as the Gestapo posted his p...

Published: Jan 2009

From Ashes to Life: My Memories of th...

Lucille Eichengreen

In this disturbing but inspirational account of her experiences of the Holocaust, Lucille Eichengreen relates her journey as a young Jewish girl through Nazi Germany and Poland - including internment in the camps at Auschwitz, Neuenga...

Published: Jan 1993

The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyon...

Mona Golabek

With the raw emotion of The Diary of Anne Frank, Mona Golabek's powerful memoir is a poignant story of tragedy and triumph in a time of war. Famed concert pianist Mona Golabek shares the inspirational true story of her mother's escape...

Published: Nov 2003

Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on th...

Leo Bretholz

A harrowing, action-packed account of the author's series of audacious escapes from the Nazis' Final Solution--'riveting...a fascinating and moving piece of history' (Library Journal).Young Leo Bretholz survived the Holocaust by escap...

Published: Sep 1999

Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story ...

Jack Sutin

"A story of heroism and of touching romance in a time of fear and danger." —USA TodayThere are two voices intertwined in the narrative: those of Jack and Rochelle. Now and then they interrupt each other. This is the way t...

Published: Jun 2008

The Parnas: A Scene from the Holocaus...

Silvano Arieti

The psychiatrist's insight and storyteller's skill offer an absorbing tale.'-Elie Wiesel 'A work of art.'-'The New York Times Book Review' 'A book to read again and again with the same piety with which it has been written.'-Primo Levi...

Published: Mar 2000

Safe Passage

Ida Cook

Gala opera evenings. Sudden wealth and fame. Dangerous undercover missions into the heart of Nazi Germany. Standing up to the perils of the Blitz. No one would have predicted such glamorous and daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook—t...

Published: Nov 2008

Rena's Promise

Rena Kornreich Gelisssen

A Story of Sisters in AuschwitzAs a young woman, Rena Kornreich endured the Nazi death camps for almost three and a half years. Rena's Promise, the remarkable story of her survival, shows how her relationship with her younger sister, ...

Published: Oct 1996

I Will Bear Witness 1942-1945: A Diar...

Victor Klemperer

Destined to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's Night as one of the great classics of the Holocaust, I Will Bear Witness is a timeless work of literature, the most eloquent and acute testament to have em...

Published: Apr 2001

Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph ...

Elwood McQuaid

For more than half a century, ZVI has endured as the best-selling book produced by the ministry of The Friends of Israel. Millions of people have been touched, inspired, and encouraged by this story of a World War II waif in Warsaw, P...

Published: Sep 2000

Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childh...

Nechama Tec

A story of a young Jewish girl's coming of age during the tragic years of the Holocaust.

Published: Nov 1984

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank

More than fifty years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics a...

Published: Jun 1993

The Avengers

Rich Cohen

Rich Cohen, author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, again narrates a little-known episode of Jewish history, this time altering what we thought we knew about the Holocaust.Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, Ruzka Korczak-comrades, lovers, friend...

Published: Oct 2001

Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months...

Shlomo Venezia

This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at the heart of the Nazi extermination machine. Slomo Venezia was born into a poor Jewish-Italian community living in Thessaloniki, Greece. At first, the occupying It...

Published: Jan 2011

The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Unt...

Nonna Bannister

Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This book reveals that story. Nonnas childhood writings, revisited in her late adultho...

Published: Apr 2010

The Inextinguishable Symphony: A Tru...

Martin Goldsmith

Advance Praise for the Inextinguishable Symphony 'A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son's Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents.' -Ted Koppel, ABC Ne...

Published: Aug 2001

Lost in Translation: A Life in a New ...

Eva Hoffman

The condition of exile is an exaggeration of the process of change and loss that many people experience as they grow and mature, leaving behind the innocence of childhood. Eva Hoffman spent her early years in Cracow, among family frie...

Published: Mar 1990
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