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A HIDDEN CHILDHOOD. By Frida Scheps Weinstein. Told from a seven-year-old’s point of view, this moving autobiographical account relates a young Jewish girl’s experiences in a convent during the Nazi occupation of France. Deeply impressed by the ritual and discipline of her Catholic environment, little Frida becomes obsessed with conversion in her childlike need to be the same as those around her. The reader enters Frida’s world as the book captures the honesty and directness of a child’s way of seeing things and telling about them. “It has the rare quality of a testimony of innocence” (Elie Wiesel). Hill and Wang. 151 p.

HW106-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 7.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 7.15 ea.

ALL BUT MY LIFE. By Gerda Weissmann Klein. A moving autobiographical account of a woman who lost all of her family and friends to Nazi concentration camps, yet retains an unyielding faith in humanity that allowed her to begin a new life after the nightmare had ended. The author, who was conscripted as a slave labourer for three years, vividly recounts the German invasion and occupation of her native Poland, the thousand-mile winter march she and 4000 others were forced to suffer, the appalling conditions under which she was made to live and work in German-controlled weaving mills, and her lengthy and trying recuperation from sickness and malnutrition. Grades 7 and up.
Hill and Wang. 246 p.

HW113-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 10.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 9.85 ea.

ANNE FRANK. By Richard Amdur. Tracing the life of Anne Frank as well as that of her world-famous diary, this volume of “The Chelsea House Library of Biography” is valuable as background to the study of Anne Frank’s writings, the play based on it, or as part of a unit on Holocaust studies. Beginning in 1944 with the terrifying story of the discovery of Anne and her companions in hiding, this historical biography reviews the persecution of the Jews throughout the world, the rise of Nazi Germany, Anne’s life in the Secret Annex, her tragic death at Bergen-Belsen, and Otto Frank’s role in publishing her work in the years that followed. Contains a selected bibliography and chronology. Grades 7 and up. Index. Illustrated. Chelsea House.
111 p. Copyright 1992.

CD724-J4 Hardback $US 18.95

ANNE FRANK: Life in Hiding. By Johanna Hurwitz. This moving biography introduces Anne Frank’s unforgettable story to young readers. Vividly evoking life in the cramped annex, the author also tells of the Frank family’s experiences before going into hiding, what happened after they were discovered, and how Anne’s father returned to the attic after the war and came to publish her remarkable testament. Clear and simple in style, the book conveys the drama, fears, and hopes of a young `chatterbox’ whose personal tragedy stands as a symbol for the tragedy of the Holocaust. Grades 4-8. Index. Chronology. Illustrated. Jewish Publication Society/Beech Tree. Copyright 1988.

JP100-J4 Hardback (62 p.) $US 12.95
MOW194-J4 Paperback (52 p.) 1-4 copies $US 3.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 3.55 ea.

ATLAS OF THE HOLOCAUST. By Martin Gilbert. The 316 newly drawn maps presented here form a cartographic journey through the phases of the Holocaust, from the anti-Semitic violence of prewar Germany to the Allied Liberation. Month by month and week by week, the growing darkness is traced: early random killings, mass expulsions from thousands of towns and villages, establishement of ghettos and ultimately death camps, death marches, and executions. Also indicated on the maps are more than 200 acts of resistance and revolt, as well as areas of Jewish partisan activity and avenues of escape and rescue. Grades 10 and up. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated with black and white phots. 7″ x 10″. 282 p. Revised edition. Copyright 1993.
MOW196-J4 Hardback $US 20.00

BEYOND BELIEF: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust 1933-1945. By Deborah E. Lipstadt. Why did one of every three Americans polled in 1943 dismiss as mere propaganda reports of atrocities against the Jews? Why were accounts given by Auschwitz escapees in 1944 viewed skeptically by major newspapers? Raising a host of disturbing questions, this meticulously researched book examines how the American news media reported (or ignored) Germany’s systematic annihilation of the Jews. Quoting headlines, stories, broadcast transcripts, interviews with reporters, and official sources, the author argues that if America’s press had treated the Holocaust as urgent news, public opinion might have forced action to save lives. Advanced students. Notes. Index. Free Press. 370 p.
Copyright 1986.

MCM241-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 12.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 11.65 ea.

CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST. By Robert Mauro. “If one person remembers, we are still alive in someone’s heart.” Four teenage victims speak from the grave telling of their hopes and dreams in this touching one-act play. Designed for performance on stage, as reader’s theater, or as a radio drama, the 30-minute play describes what might have been in the lives of Anne, Rachael, Michael, David and countless others lost in the Holocaust. Five 19-page script booklets with brief production notes are included. Grades 8-12. Meriwether. Copyright 1989.

CDS108-J4 5 Scripts $US 17.75

CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST: Conversations with Sons and Daughters of Survivors. By Helen Epstein. An introspective, informal study of the impact of the Holocaust on the second generation. The author, herself the daughter of Holocaust survivors, has interviewd other survivors’ children to reveal repetitive patterns of personal and family behaviors, private suffering, silence, dispassion, and guilt. Those interviewed discuss how they cope with the “extra presence” often felt in survivor homes, the “Survivor Syndrome,” and the extraordinary gulf between themselves and their parents. Includes an extensive bibliography on the psychosocial impact of the Holocaust on second generation survivors. Penguin. 355 p. 1988 paperback edition.

PEN761-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 11.00 ea.
5+ copies $US 9.90 ea.

CHILDREN OF THE SWASTIKA: The Hitler Youth. By Elleen Heyes. Bringing the reality of fascism into a perspective particularly relevant to students, this book tells the chilling story of how young people growing up in Nazi Germany became willing participants in the Hitler Youth. The book draws on extensive research, including interviews with former Hitler Youth members, to tell how the Nazi party won the loyalty of girls and boys through camping, sports competitions, celebrations, and heavy doses of political indoctrination to the point of turning in their own parents for expressing anti-Nazi sentiments. A epilogue examines fascist tendencies alive in America today. Chronology. Grades 7-12. Index. Millbrook. 96 p. Copyright 1993.

MBP143-J4 Hardback $US 14.90

CHILDERN WITH A STAR: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe. By Deborah Dwork. Based on primary source documentation and hundreds of oral histories, this scholarly analysis of the everyday lives of children who lived in the shadow of the Holocaust provides a social history of the texture of their daily existence, examining their education, companions, and acquisition of food, clothing, and shelter. The work centers on four broad themes: “The Recognizable World,” (at home and in hiding), “World With Precident and Without Parallel” (the transit camps and ghettos), “The Unrecognizable World” (the death and labor camps), and “My War Began in 1945” (the experiences of the survivors since the War). Advanced students. Index. Illustrated. Yale. 354 p. Copyright 1991.
YF104-J4 Hardback $US 25.00
YF106-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 16.00 ea.
5+ copies $US 14.40 ea.

DANIEL’S STORY. By Carol Matas. “Remember my story. I was one of the lucky ones.” We know him only as Daniel, a once-happy Jewish boy from his native Frankfurt and shipped to a series of Nazi death camps. Every incident in this sensitively written novel is based on accounts given by Holocaust survivors. Daniel, his younger sister, and parents are sent first to the ghetto in Lodz, Poland, then to Auschwitz and finally Buchenwald. By war’s end, only Daniel and his father survive to be rescued by the Americans. In this moving account, young readers identify with real characters to gain a strong sense of the Holocaust and the suffering of its six million victims. Grades 4-9. Chronology. Glossary. Scholastic. 136 p. Copyright 1993.

SCB254-J4 Hardback $US 13.95
SCB192-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 3.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 3.55 ea.

DENYING THE HOLOCAUST: The History of the Revisionist Assualt on Truth and Memory. By Deborah Lipstadt. Deniers of the Holocaust, long regarded as distasteful eccentrics on the lunatic fringe, have recently gone on the offensive, asserts the author, and have achieved a shocking degree of credibility. Citing the rise of David duke and recent attacks on the truth of the Holocaust in “open debates” on college campuses, this book presents an eye-opening account of the now well-funded international movement to obfuscate facts and testimony in an attempt to convince future generations that the Holocaust was a “historical hoax” (David Duke) or greatly exaggerated. Advanced students. Index. Free Press. 300 p. Copyright 1993.

MCM240-J4 Hardback $US 22.95

DIFFERENT VOICES: Women and the Holocaust. Edited by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth. “You hear me speak, but do you hear me feel?” Twenty-eight women speak in these strongly-written memoirs, letters, poems, plays, eyewitness accounts, oral transcripts, and excerpts from longer works. Of the 28, many, like the poet Gertrud Kolmar, perished in the death camps, but others survived to remember, interpret, and reflect. “If only I could raise my voice to be a blazing torch amidst the darkening desert of the world, and thunder: justice! justice! justice!” Providing a virtual history of Jewish women in the Holocaust, this compilation includes a prologue (ironically juxtaposing Kolmar’s life with Hitler’s), in addition to maps, photographs, notes, a chronology, glossary, Holocaust statistics, and suggestions for further reading. Grades 9 and up. Index. Paragon House. 435 p. Copyright 1993.

PB112-J4 Hardback $US 26.95
PB113-J4 Paperback $US 18.95

ELEMENTS OF TIME: Holocaust Testimonies. By Mary Johnson and Margot Stern Strom. An invaluable resource for implementing a Holocaust education curiculum, this carefully documented volume uses the testimonies of concentration camp survivors and their liberators to illuminate the years between 1939 and 1945. These verbal portraits (originally developed to accompany video archival portraits) demonstrate how one person’s story may convey a larger thematic understanding of trends in history. Includes ideas for incorporating archival records and news photographs in the classroom along with supplimental essays by historians. Teacher resource. Index. Illustrated. Facing Ourselves and History. Copyright 1989.

IE101-J4 Paperback $US 17.50

ESCAPE OR DIE: True Stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust. By Ina R. Friedman. Twelve men and women recount how, as young people, they were able to survive the Holocaust. Tales alternately filled with adventure, horror, luck, and ingenuity tell of Robert, who grew to maturity in the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz; Lisa, who endured a harrowing sea voyage from her native Czechoslovakia to Lebanon; and Marya, who spent the first six years of her life hiding in cellars. The power of the human spirit to endue in horrific circumstances is a common thread throughout these accounts. Grades 7 and up. Index. Glossary. Illustrated. Yellow Moon Press. 146 p. 1991 paperback edition.

YM100-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 10.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 9.85 ea.

EXTREMIST GROUPS IN AMERICA: By Susan S. Lang. Focusing primarily on right-wing hate groups across the U.S., this candid book examines the recent rise in racial and anti-Semitic violence, and the radical fringe groups responsible. An overview of racism and extremism in the past begins with a brief history of the KKK. Among the other extremist groups identified are the Aryan Nations, the identity movements, neo-Nazis, and skinheads, as well as certain left-wing groups including the Louis Farrakhan movement. The text describes how they recruit new members, network, and use the media to transmit their message. Combating extremism is also discussed. Grades 9 and up. Index. Illustrated. Watts. 174 p. Copyright 1992.

FW423-J4 Hardback $US 13.90

FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES: Holocaust and Human Behavior. By Margot Stern Strom and William S. Parsons. This comprehensive anthology and idea book for dealing with the subject of genocide in the 20th. century presents extensive readings and activities for raising important issues. Each well-documented and thoughtful section contains teaching rationales, selected readings and activities, and extensive bibliographic references to useful suplimental materials. Chapters include “Society and the Individual,” “Nazi Philosophy and Policy,” “Preparing for Obedience,” “Victims of Tyranny,” “Who Knew? Individuals, Groups, Nations,” and “The Armenians.” The book goes beyond the mere facts to encourage study of the Holocaust in terms of human behavior and its social impact. Includes maps, photographs, and charts. International Educations. 405 p. Copyright 1982.

IE100-J4 Paperback $US 15.00

FRIEDRICH. By Hans Peter Richter. The tragic story of a young Jewish boy in Germany during the thirites, as seen through the eyes of a friend. In candid, simple words, this modern classic of juvenile fiction tells of a single Jewish family’s destruction during the Holocaust. A chronology traces German anti-Jewish laws and regulations announced from 1933 to the end of World War II. Grades 5-9. Puffin. 149 p.

PEN186-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 4.99 ea.
5+ copies $US 4.00 ea.

GESTAPO: A Learning Experience About the Holocaust. The simulation/board game challenges students to survive in Hitler’s Germany while maintaining values identified in the game as important. Players risk values cards as the game progresses through events from 1933 to 1945. Every fifth round the players have a chance to better their conditions or escape, depending upon whether or not they have retained specific values cards. Since the game is played on individual 8 1/2″ by 11″ game sheets, it is suitable both for small groups and entire classes. A follow-up discussion can lead students into a consideration of their own values and how they would stand up under stress. The kit contains sufficient materials for twenty people to play, including game sheets, valude markers, information cards, escape cards, leader’s instructions, and a plastic envelope for storage. Players: 4 or more. Time: 1-2 hours. Grade level: 7 and up. Alternatives in Religious Education.

ARE001-J4 Complete Set $US 12.50

HITLER. By Albert Marrin. Retelling Adolf Hitler’s life story in easy-to-read words, this fast-paced book searches for the experiences and relationships that shaped this historical figure’s destructive, racist personality. Illuminating Hitler’s driving ambition, overpowering egotism, and deep-seated hatreds, the biography describes his early life under a tyrannical father, his heroic experiences as a World War I footsoldier, and his rise by a brilliant manipulation of political events. Grades 7 and up. Index. Illustrated. Viking Kestrel. 249 p.

PEN271-J4 Hardback $US 15.00

HITLER’S APOLOGISTS: The Anti-Semitic Propaganda of Holocaust”Revisionism.” Exposing the wave of efforts to deny the history of theHolocaust and its atrocities, this book details the motivations andactions of specific groups and individuals engaged in the anti-Semiticpractice of Holocaust “revisionism.” Discussed are variouspseudo-academic organizations and publications, successful lawsuits by Holocaust victims, a history of postwar Eastern Europe, the attempt to reinterpret Nazi motives, and the campaign against Israel. Also included are a sidebar on propaganda aimed at students, excerpts from Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, and an appendix of revisionist writers. Bibliography. Advanced students. Anti-Defamation League. 86 p. Copyright 1993.

ADL159-J4 Paperback $US 8.00

HITLER’S CHILDREN. By Gerald L. Posner. Featuring reactions ranging from shame and condemnation to strident defnese and outright revisionism, this unusual volume chronicles the thoughts and reflections of the children of Hitler’s inner circle. Profiled are Rolf Mengele, son of Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death,” Wolf Hess, son of deputy Fu”hrer Rudolf Hess; Ursula Donitz, daughter of Grand Admiral Karl Donitz; and the yongest son of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an officer who tried to assassinate Hitler. The stories have in common and underlying conflict: the contradiction between the memory of a good and loving father and the image of a criminal charged with crimes against humanity. Advanced students. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated. Random House. 239 p. Copyright 1991

RN775-J4 Hardback $US 9.95

HITLER: World Leaders Past and Present. By Dennis Wepman. Generously illustrated biography chronicles Hitler’s life, rise to power, and defeat in World War II. Quotes on many pages and a readable text dtail how he was able to manipulate the adverse economic conditions and humiliation felt after the German defeat in World War I to become “history’s greatest example of the dark side of leadership.” Includes introductory essay, index, chronology, and a reading list. Grades 7 and up. Illustrated. Chelsea House. 111 p.

CD423-J4 Hardback $US 18.95
CD463-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 7.95 ea.
5+ copies $US 7.15 ea.

HOLOCAUST CLASSROOM LIBRARY: Teenage Experiences in Nazi Europe. Combining fiction and memoirs, this kit leads students to consider the Nazi Holocaust from the point of view of those teenagers caught up in it. The books describe such experiences as the underground, survival of young people in the country, the hiding of Jewish children in Christian homes, escape from Europe, friendship between Jewish and Christian children, and dealing with memories of unspeakable cruelties. A teacher’s guide suggests ways in which the classroom library can be used in a variety of fields: history, literature, language arts, political science, physchology, and sociology. The guid also furnishes questions, suggested units, and a reproducible worksheet with ideas for student projects. Alternate titles may be substituted when regualr titles are unavailable. Junionr high school level. Zenger.

1. Upon the Head of the Goat
2. Night Girl
3. Twenty and Ten
4. The Upstairs Room
5. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young
6. Friedrich
Z131-J4 6 paperbacks, guide $US 28.25

HOLOCAUST TESTIMONIES: The Ruins of Memory. By Lawrence L. Langer. This award-winning volume presents an analysis of the particular mechanisms by which the oral testimony of survivors contributes to our understanding of the Holocaust. It also sheds light on the forms and functions of memory as victims relive devastating experiences of pain, humiliation, and loss. Quoting extensively from videotaped interviews with survivors, the author contrasts written and oral narratives, shows how oral testimonies compliment historical studies, and explores the effect of the Holocaust experience on the survivor’s sense of self. Grades 10 and up. Yale University Press. 235 p. 1993 paperback edition.

YF107-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 13.00 ea.
5+ copies $US 11.70 ea.

IN HITLER’S GERMANY: Everyday Life in the Third Reich. By Bernt Engelmann. A perspective on how the Nazi regime affected the everyday life of ordinary German citizens. The author recounts his own experiences as a teenager who was eventually imprisoned for anti-Nazi activities, and weaves his own tale with those of the many others he interviewed about their years during the Third Reich. We see the varied reactions to Hitler: blind and loyal supporters, apolitical citizens who obey authority, innocent victims, and active resistors. What results is a fascinating and often-disturbing commentary on history and human nature. Translated from the German. Grades 9 and up.
Schocken. 335 p.

RH265-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 16.00 ea.
5+ copies $US 14.40 ea.

I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944. Edited by Hana Volavkova. An expanded edition of the classic collection of rawings, paintings, and poems that were left by some of the 15,000 children who passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp between 1942 and 1944. The words and pictures depict with moving honesty life inside the camp; the funeral carts, the executions, the green meadows and bluish hills beyond the gates. A record not only of human misery, but of courage and optimism as well. The expanded edition includes many additional works featured in a special exhibit at the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Illustrated throughout in colour. 7″ x 10.5″. Pantheon. 128 p.
Second Edition. Copyright 1993.

RH192-J4 Hardback $US 25.00

I REMEMBER NOTHING MORE: The Warsaw Children’s Hosp[ital and the Jewish Resistance. By Adina Szwajger. A harrowing look at the day-to-day existence of people trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto, this autobiography documents the moral courage of its author, a nurse in Warsaw’s Jewish Children’s Hospital who became a courier for the Resistance when the Ghetto was destroyed. The author relates tales of starving children the hospital staff could not feed and her anguished decision to inject dying babies and the elderly with morphine to protect them from the Nazis. The book goes on to recount her experiences in the Jewish Fighting Organization, which hid, fed, and clothed Jews for the remainder of the war. Advanced students.
Pantheon. 184 p. 1990 edition.
RH773-J4 Hardback $US 20.00

LEST INNOCENT BLOOD BE SHED: The Story of the Village of Le Chambron and How Goodness Happened There. By Philip P. Haillie. The author recently discovered this remarkable untold story of moral courage in the face of Nazi oppression. In full view of the Vichy government at the height of World War II, the Christian villagers and clergy of Le Chamron in southern France organized a “kitchen resistance” that saved thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death. A stirring and uplifting account of true heroism. Photographs. Harper Colophonb. 303 p.

HR117-J4 Paperback $US 11.00

LIFE IN THE THIRD REICH: World War Two. By Peter Neville. This forceful book examines the causes, events, and outcomes of the Nazi Party coming to power in Germany in 1933 and the policies of the Third Reich. Insightful narrative based on a wealth of research sources details Hitler’s and the Nazi’s irrevocable route to war. Rare black-and-white photographs, bold quotes, and an energetic text unmask the Nazi effect on the German economy, their handling of the media and art (“When I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun,” said Hermann Goering), the Holocaust and more. Grades 9-12. Index. Illustrated. 7 1/2″ x 10″. Batsford. Copyright 1992

DCR147-J4 Hardback $US 19.95

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Editor’s note: Many of the books noted in this series are worthwhile additions to the libraries of anyone concerned about Holocaust denial.
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