The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Shofar FTP Archive File: bibliographies/ssss.books-1

Subject: The Nizkor Project: A Holocaust Text resource (1 of 2)
Summary: An extensive listing of educational resources available as
         printed work - presented in two parts.
Followup-To: alt.revisionism
Organization: The Nizkor Project
Keywords: bibliography,Holocaust

Archive/File: bibliography ssss.books-1
Last-Modified: 1999/12/23 

XRef: See also holocaust[2] for a listing of videotaped
material available from the same source, and ssss.books-2.

Contents: Extensive listing of books, simulations and photo aids
relating to teaching the events of the Holocaust.

The videotapes and other material described below are available from
the Social Studies School Service, 10200 Jefferson Boulevard, Room J1,
P.O.  Box 802, Culver City, California 90232-0802.  Their complete
catalogue, "Teaching the Holocaust," may be obtained free of charge by
calling 1-800-421-4246, or you can order the catalog through
their Web page (see below).  (These folks may also be contacted via uucp
mail, using the address - we'd appreciate it if you'd
tell them you heard about their catalogue "on the net.")

Fax: 310-839-2249	Phone: 310-839-2436

Nizkor now offers an updated list of material from Social Studies
School Service, at


The following data has been reproduced with the permission of the
Social Studies School Service. (Typos mine. knm)

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		

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		

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	

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.)	
MOW194-J4	Paperback (52 p.)

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

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		

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

CDS108-J4	5 Scripts		

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		

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		

CHILDREN 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

YF104-J4	Hardback		
YF106-J4	Paperback	

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		
SCB192-J4	Paperback	

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		

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		
PB113-J4	Paperback	

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		

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		

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		

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		

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

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		

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		

HITLER'S APOLOGISTS: The Anti-Semitic Propaganda of Holocaust
"Revisionism." Exposing the wave of efforts to deny the history of the
Holocaust and its atrocities, this book details the motivations and
actions of specific groups and individuals engaged in the anti-Semitic
practice of Holocaust "revisionism." Discussed are various
pseudo-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		

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		

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		
CD463-J4	Paperback		

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	5. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young
2. Night                           Girl
3. Twenty and Ten	        6. Friedrich
4. The Upstairs Room

Z131-J4	6 paperbacks, guide		

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

YF107-J4	Paperback		

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		

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		

IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH: Living Outside the Gates of Mauthausen. By
Gordon J. Horwitz. What was the response of those people whos homes
were near concentration camps to the evil "next door?" How much did
they know, and how much did they find out? In this disturbing look
at the complicity of bystanders during the Holocaust, the author
interviews people who lived near Mauthausen, one of the Nazi
concentration camps in Austria, to reveal how individuals could
suspend moral action - and, in some cases, consider themselves
neutral - in order to reconcile themselves to the daily horror that
surrounded them. Advanced students. Index. Free Press, 236 p.
Copyright 1990.

MCM207-J4	Hardback 		

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		

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		 

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		

[List continued in Part 2]

Editor's note: Many of the books noted in this series are worthwhile
additions to the libraries of anyone concerned about Holocaust denial.
Copies may be ordered from any bookstore, but internet users may wish
to avail themselves of the services of the internet bookstore,
Bookstacks, Unlimited, which may be reached through the internet by
using the command "telnet"

Once you've gone through the brief login procedure, you can search the
stacks in a variety of ways, and order books on the spot.  I have
found this service faster than my local bookstores, which is saying
something, since I live in Canada, and I recommend it as a primary
source for Holocaust-related books.  DISCLAIMER: I have no financial
or other association with the company, or anyone employed there.

Home ·  Site Map ·  What's New? ·  Search Nizkor

© The Nizkor Project, 1991-2012

This site is intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred. Any statements or excerpts found on this site are for educational purposes only.

As part of these educational purposes, Nizkor may include on this website materials, such as excerpts from the writings of racists and antisemites. Far from approving these writings, Nizkor condemns them and provides them so that its readers can learn the nature and extent of hate and antisemitic discourse. Nizkor urges the readers of these pages to condemn racist and hate speech in all of its forms and manifestations.