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-2 Last-Modified: 1999/12/23 XRef: See also holocaust ssss.video-1 for a listing of videotaped material available from the same source, and ssss.books-1. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 URL: http://www.socialstudies.com/holo.html Prices shown are from the 1994 catalog, and should be verified prior to ordering. Nizkor now offers an updated list of material from Social Studies School Service, at http://www.nizkor.org/bibliographies/ssss.shtml ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The following data has been reproduced with the permission of the Social Studies School Service. (Typos mine. knm) MAUS I/MAUS II: A Survivor's Tale. By Art Spiegelman. With an unusual comic book format, these somewhat controversial books (winner of a special Pulizer Prize) disarm the reader's preconceptions about the Holocaust, allowing fresh perspective to be gained. The first tale and its sequel are autobiographical, with the cartoonist depicting himself in the process of recording his father's experiences from the Holocaust. His father's story of survival is reenacted, unfolding gradually with an element of suspense, with the Jews drawn as mice and the Nazis as cats. Through vivid personal history, the cartoonist approaches a subject of overwhelming proportions and includes the effect that momentous events have had on the dynamics of his family. Grades 9 and up. Pantheon. Maus I, 159 p.; Maus II, 128 p. Copyright 1991. RH819-J4 Boxed Set, 2 Hardbacks RH815-J4 MAUS I paperback RH816-J4 MAUS II paperback NAZI HOLOCAUST: Series 1. A selection of 25 captioned photographs picturing the brutality and horror of Nazi extermination methods during World War II. The pictures inlcude German soldiers and civilians, the Warsaw ghetto, SS troops, liberated slave laborers, mass burials, Dachau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald concentration camps. 11x14", Printed on b/w heavy glossy stock. (Photo Aids) DPA44-J4 25 photo aids, guide NAZI HOLOCAUST, Series 2. A collection of 40 captioned photographs picturing the Nazi campaign to exterminate the Jews during World War II. The pictures include concentration camps, anti-Semitic activities in Germany, ghettos, soldiers mistreating Jews, atrocities, guards, prisoners, officials, German citizens forced to view the dead, ovens, and the allies. Printed in b/w on 11x14" glossy stock. Documentary photo aids. DPA74-J4 40 photo aids, guide NAZI HOLOCAUST FAILED IN DENMARK. Fourteen photo aids relate the story of the remarkably successful effort by the Danes to protect Danish Jews from impending arrest by the German Gestapo. Although the Nazis did capture 500 Jews in Denmark during the occupation, the Danish underground managed to transport more than 7000 undetected to neutral Sweden. The photo aids portray these dramatic events. Printed on 11x14" heavy glossy stock. DPA81-J4 14 Photo Aids NAZI WAR CRIMINALS. By Elaine Landau. A well-documented account of Nazi war criminals who went into hiding following World War II an those who devoted their lives to finding and bringing them to justice. Complimented by b/w news photographs, the narrative painstakingly details how Josef Mengele, Adolf Eichmann, John Demjanjuk, and Klaus Barbie were able to elude capture immediately after the war and goes on to describe their years in hiding, the persistent efforts of individuals to locate them, and the testimony of Holocaust survivors at their trials. The book concludes by examining the controversy surrounding Austrian president Kurt Waldheim. Grades 9 and up. Index. Illustrated. Watts. 159 p. Copyright 1990. FW504-J4 Hardback NEVER TO FORGET: The Jews of the Holocaust. By Milton Meltzer. Humanizing the almost incomprehensible figures and facts pertaining to the Nazi persecution and destruction of European Jews, this eloquent book is based on eyewitness accounts - "the letters, diaries, journals and memoirs of those who experienced the terror and grief." Topics include the history of anti-Semitism in Europe, the progress of Nazi persecution, the resistance of Europe's Jews to almost certain destruction, and "Why Remember?" Grades 7 and up. Index. Chronology. Bibliography. Harper, 217 p. 1991 paperback edition. HR526-J4 Paperback NIGHT. By Elie Wiesel. The profound account of the author's boyhood experiences during the Holcaust. After the Germans arrive in his hometown of Sighet, Transylvania, the town is ghettoized and the Jews deported. The 14-year-old spends a harrowing first night in Auschwitz where he loses his mother, his sister, his faith in God, and his desire to live. (The reproducible activities from the Center for Learning help develop reading comprehension, listening, and vocabulary skills.) Bantam, 109 p. BAN127-J4 Paperback CFL480-J4 Reproducible activities ONE, BY ONE, BY ONE. By Judith Miller. A thought-provoking work about how the Holocaust has been remembered, rather than about the Holocaust itself. Based on the conviction that societies become what the choose to remember, the book chronicles how the shadow of the Holocaust has affected the modern identities of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. Focusing on such events as the Barbie trial, the Walfheim controversy, and Reagan's commemoration at the cemetery in Bitburg, the author explores how people tend to rationalize painful episodes in history, how this rationalization leads to lies, and how history's horrors are forgotten. Advanced students. Index. Touchstone, 320 p. 1991 paperback edition. SSH453-J4 Paperback ORDINARY MEN: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. By Christopher R. Browning. "If this Jewish business is ever avenged on earth, then have mercy on us Germans." In early 1942, four-fifths of Holocaust victims were alive. Eleven months later four-fifths were dead. Examining a wave of mass murder centered in Poland, this well-documented history follows the actions of one killing unit composed of mostly middle-aged and middle-to-lower class reserve policemen drawn from Hamburg. Based on interrogations by West German prosecutors, this chilling firsthand doucmentary considers how 500 ordinary men could calculatedly shoot 38,000 Jews and send 45,000 more to the Treblinka gas chambers. Grades 7-12. Index. Maps, Chapter notes. Illustrated. HarperCollins. 231 p. Copyright 1992. HR599-J4 Hardback HR624-J4 Paperback OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND: A Reader of Holocaust Literature. Edited by Albert H. Friedlander. The writings collected in this classic anthology give readers a sense of the _experience_ of the Holocaust. Through the eyes of such well-known authors as Anne Frank, Leo Baeck, Bruno Bettelheim, Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, and Abraham Heschel, the book supplements descriptions of the cold, stark facts of the Holocaust with "innner quests" that recover the emotions - ranging from love to hate and fear of death - felt by those who lived during the Holocaust. Grades 9 and up. Schocken, 536 p. 1989 paperback edition. SCK106-J4 Paperback PERPETRATORS VICTIMS BYSTANDERS: The Jewish Catastrophe 1933-1945. By Raul Hilberg. Blending capsule portraits with dispassionate analysis, the author gives names, faces, and identities to the agents, victims, collaborators, and helpless or compromised witnesses of the Holocaust. In short chapters this eloquent book explores the diverse fates of Jews who perished and of the half-million Jewish refugess who fled Germany. It also profiles Nazi perpetrators - zealots, perfectionists, sadists, and those with misgivings. The inaction of the Western Allies is meticulously documented, along with the long silence of church leaders and the complicity of those Austrians, Croats, Lithuanians and others who abetted the Nazis. Advanced students. Index. HarperCollins. 340 p. Copyright 1993. HR339-J4 Hardback HR115-J4 Paperback QUIET HEROS: True Stories of the Rescue of Jews by Christians In Nazi-Occupied Holland. By Andre Stein. Recounts the seldom-told but extraordinary story of the silent courage exhibited by Dutch citizens in the wake of the Nazi onslaught during World War II. Grades 10 and up. New York University Press, 311 p. Copyright 1988. CR202-J4 Paperback RACISM IN THE THIRD REICH: World War Two. By Stewart Ross. Illustrated with powerful black-and-white photographs, this book analyzes the psychological and social roots of racism in general and the racism that brought about the Holocaust under Nazi rule in particular. The blunt text lays bare the systematic and vicious Nazi persecution of the Jews and describes the attitudes that fostered the myth of Aryan supremacy, which also brought about the murder of the physically handicapped, mentally disabled, and many others. Portrays graphic examples of Nazi propaganda and of the concentration camps in Auschwitz. Grades 9-12. Illustrated. Index. 7x10". Batsford, 64 p. Copyright 1992. DCR148-J4 Hardback RESCUE: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust. By Milton Meltzer. An impassioned chronicle of the nobler moments of the Holocasut when "righteous Gentiles" risked their won lives to save the lives of Jews. Gathered from across Europe - from eyewitness accounts, diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews - these stories of personal courage serve as reminders that one need not be passive nor silent in the face of evil. "This offering will certainly touch readers and force them to ask themselves how they might have reacted in the same situation." (Booklist, Oct. 1, 1988). Grades 6 and up. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated with maps. Harper, 168 p. HR143-J4 Hardback HR525-J4 Paperback RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. By Gay Block and Malka Drucker. The first-person stories and full-page color photographs of rescuers in this book allow readers to connect with history on a personal level and discover how individuals can make a difference in larger events. Forty-nine rescuers from ten countries describe in modest terms their acts of remarkable courage when they hid Jews in cellars and behind false walls, shared their meager food rations, obtained false papers, smuggled people out of ghettos, and raised Jewish children as their own. The rescuers also relate why they acted as they did and whether they would act the same way again. The book groups rescuers according to country of origin, providing historical background and a map for each country. Grades 7 and up. 9x11". Holmes and Meier, 255 p. Copyright 1992. HMD100-J4 Paperback SCHINDLER's LIST. By Thomas Keneally. Oskar Schindler was an ordinary man, a prosperous German industrialist who reacted to the policies and cruelties of Hitler's National Socialists in an extraordinary way. Through his manipulation of Nazi Party regulations and officials, by bribery and the use of his personal fortune, he was able to rescue over 1000 Jewish workers from deportation and death. The author shows how this unusual man converted his enamelware factory into a "concentration camp" where he sheltered the workers he insisten on retaining for his business. The book details Schindler's transfer of his people out of Germany towards the end of the war and discusses his life after the Holocaust, culminating in his being honored by the state of Israel. A novelization of a true story. Touchstone, 398 p. 1992 paperback edition. CR202-J4 Paperback SHADOW OF THE WALL. By Christa Lair. A suspenseful and ultimately uplifting biographical novel based on the heroic efforts of Janusz Korczak, director of the childrens' orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto, to feed and shelter people trapped within the ghetto's walls. The story focuses on Misha, who lives in the orphanage with his mother andd two sisters, occasionally sneaking across the wall to smuggle food or clothing from "outside" to his family. The 13-year-old boy ddiscovers the purpose of his life when, with guidance from Dr. Korczak, he becomes active in the resistence movement. Grades 7-12. Greenwillow, 144 p. 1990 edition. MOW177-J4 Hardback SMOKE AND ASHES: The Story of the Holocaust. By Barbara Rogasky. A basic yet detailed introduction to the causes, events, and legacy of the Holocaust. With 80 photographs providing visual background, the reader is taken through the deportation process and into the ghettos and concentration camps. Attempts by the Jews to fight back, to escape, or just to survive are highlighted, as are the fates of many who were directly involved in carrying out the Final Solution. In addition to chapters on German Nazis and Jews, the Special Action Groups, the lack of involvement by the U.S. and Breitain, and the rescuers and the righteous, the book includes chapters entitled "Is the Holocaust Unique?," and "The Time is Now." Grades 7 and up. Index, glossary. Illustrated. 8x10". Holiday House, 187 p. HG101-J4 Hardback HG107-J4 Paperback STRUGGLE. By Sara Zyskind. Retelling her husband's memoirs, the author chronicles the true story of Luzer, a Jewish teenager who struggles for life and dignity in the Polish ghettos. In 1939, Luzer's comfortable life in Bzezin is shattered by German bombs. Forced into the ghetto with his family, he watches as fellow Jews are publicly humiliated, dragged from hospital beds, and forced to work for the Third Reich. Then, as the very young and the very old begin to disappear, as food and water supplies run low, and as hope for war's end fades, he finds himself aboard a cattle train to Auschwitz. Life in the camp is vividly described, from Luzer's first rollcall to his eventual liberation by American soldiers. Grades 6 and up. Lemer. 284 p. Copyright 1989. LE214-J4 Hardback TARGET HITLER: the Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler. By James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci. This popular history recounts the many attempts on Hitler's life by individuals and groups opposed to the Nazi regime. Acknowledging the activities of those whose efforts, in the author's view, have been forgotten or slighted by history, this readable narrative concentrates on the endeavors of a group of conspirators within the German army (including generals and a field marshall) who first began to plot against Hitler in 1938, and whose story culminates in the famous July 1944 bombing. Grades 10 and up. Bibliography. Index. Praeger, 229 p. Copyright 1992. NBN100-J4 Hardback THE ABANDONMENT OF THE JEWS: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945. By David S. Wyman. A provacative report on America's response to the Nazi assault upon the Jews of Europe during WWII, one which the author claims was woefully inadequate. Noting that scarcely 200,000 people were saved, compared to the six million who perished, this meticulously researched book documents the roles of Congress and President Roosevelt, the effect of America's immigration quotas, fears for jobs and economic security for returning U.S. veterans if America opened her doors to refugees, and the rise of American anti-Semitism. "Exemplary in its clarity and thoroughness" (New York Times Book Review, December 1984). Advanced students. Bibliography. Index. Pantheon, 444 p. RH307-J4 Paperback THE ALTRUISTIC PERSONALITY: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe. By Samuel P. Oliner and Pearl M. Oliner. Why, during the Holocaust, did some ordinary people risk their lives and the lives of their familiers to help others - even total strangers - while most stood passively by? To answer this intriguing question, Samuel Oliner, himself a Holocaust survivor, interviewed more than 700 European rescuers and nonrescuers. The compelling accounts of participants as well as bystanders reveal that rescuers were not lone heros but shared aspects in common: many were distinguished by their far-reaching attachments to others, by a sense of community responsibility and universal concern, and by the belief that their actions could make a difference. Grades 10 and up. Index. Free Press, 419 p. 1992 paperback edition. MCM207-J4 Paperback THE BYSTANDER'S DILEMMA: Thinking Skills and Values Exploration in the Social Studies. A series of historical and contemporary case studies focusing on the Nazi Holocaust, McCarthyism, slavery, youth gangs, white collar crim, and violent crime. The case studies raise the questions: For what reasons should a bystander choose to get involved in a particular situation? What risks, if any, are acceptable? What are the likely consequences of possible alternatives? The program includes a teacher's guide with introduction, objectives, and discussion questions. The six case studies and individual report forms are on reproducible pages. Designed for history, government, and law-related classes. Grades 7-12. Zenger. Z27-J4 6 case studies, reproducible masters "THE GOOD OLD DAYS": The Holocaust as Seen by its Perpetrators and Bystanders. The titled of this collection of diaries, letters, reports, minutes from interrogations, and shocking photographs was taken from the cover of a photo album compiled by a commandant at Treblinka death camp. His fond remembrance feflects the chilling inhumanith of all that is revealed in the accounts of the perpetrators of the Holocaust. Taken collectively, the documents challenge the notion that those who carried out the Holocaust were just following orders. Grades 10 and up. Glossary. Free Press, 314 p. 1991 edition. MCM205-J4 Hardback THE KILLING OF SS OBERGRUPPENFUHRER REINHARD HEYDRICH. By Callum MacDonald. Tells the engrossing, true story of the partisan conspiracy to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, Reichsprotektor of Czechoslovakia. As the book chronicles Heydrich's devious career as "Hitler's Ideal Nazi," it records exiled Czech President Eduard Benes's collaboration with the British Secret Service and their suspense-filled plan that accomplished the only successful assassination of a high-ranking Nazi official during World War II. Grades 9 and up. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Illustrated with photographs. Free Press, 239 p. Copyright 1989. MCM160-J4 Hardback THE LIBERATORS: Eyewitness Accounts of the Liberation of Concentration Camps. edited by Yalfa Eliach and Brana Gurewitsch. Recent oral history testimonies by American liberators describe their initial responses to the concentration camps in 1945. History is brought to life by the immediacy of these first-person accounts by infantrymen, officers, a female war correspondent, medical corps members, and a black combat soldier, then 19 years old. No matter what their age, rank, sex, or color, they shared common reactions of disbelief, repulsion, pity, and very often, shocked silence. No longer silent, these 19 witnesses provide irrefutable documentation of the camps. Many of the accompanying photographs were shot by the liberators themselves; others are official US Army documents. 9x12". Center for Holocaust Stuies, 59 p. Copyright 1981. CHS100-J4 Paperback THE HOLOCAUST: The Fire That Raged. By Seymour Rossel. Readers are introduced to Hitler's systematic policy of anti-Semitism and genocide in this concise chronicle of the Holocaust. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles, the book recounts the key political decisions and infrastructures that enabled the Nazi party to rise to power and that provided for the subjugation of the Jews. Survival in the death camps, Allied attitudes toward European Jews, the resistance, and the Nuremberg trials are also discussed. The book ends with a chapter entitled "What Does it Mean to be Human?" Grades 7 and up. Index, Chronology. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Watts, 124 p. Copyright 1989. FW360-J4 Hardback THE HOLOCAUST IN HISTORY. By Michael R. Marrus. Drawing from a wealth of sources, this enlightening book probes into the scholarship of the past decades to provide a critical analysis of how historians have handled the troubling and often controversial issues of the Holocaust. Among the topics discussed are anti-Semitism, the evolution of the "Final Solution," and the roles of collaborationist governments, the Roman Catholic Church, Jewish ghetto leadership, and the Jews themselves. Teacher resource. Extensive bibliography, notes, and index. Meridian. 267 p. NAL312-J4 Paperback THE HOLOCAUST YEARS: The Nazi Destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945. By Nora Levin. Readings drawn from diaries, official papers, and eyewitness accounts form the heart of this study of the Nazi's planned annihilation of European Jews. Part 1 is a brief history beginning with the fall of the Weimar Republic and focusing on events leading to the decision to destroy the Jews - anti-Semitic doctrines, the spread of Nazism, Hitler's rise to power, and the fateful occurrences of 1938. Part 2 presents primary source evidence of these events in 101 readings, including firsthand accounts, Nazi and Allied documents, and haunting recollections of those who survived the nightmare years. Advanced students. Index. Krieger. 373 p. Copyright 1990. KG108-J4 Paperback THE NAZI DOCTORS: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. By Robert Jay Lifton. From the forced sterilization policies and euthanasia programs early in the National Socialist era, to the evolution of the death camps, this book documents how people trained in the art of healing became instrumental in the development of institutionalized murder. In interviews with doctors working in Nazi Germany, the author describes how the process of "doubling" - splitting the self into two functioning wholes, one part committing murder, the other part seeing itself as "humane healer" - worked to turn ordinary people into executioners and hospitals into death rows. Advanced students. Basic Books, 561 p. HR429-J4 Paperback THE OTHER VICTIMS: First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis. By Ina R. Friedman. Jews were not the only group targeted in the Holocaust. These 11 heartfelt personal narratives of gypsies, homosexuals, deaf persons, blacks, and Christians who survivied persecution by the Nazis bear witness to the scope of Hitler's atrocities. The extraordinary stories illustrate both the attempts by the Nazis to control the lives of non-Jews and the resilience of the human spirit. Underscored throughout are the dangers to individual freedom in a totalitatian society and the courage of people who resisted dictatorship. Grades 7 and up, Index. Houghton Mifflin, 214 p. Copyright 1990. HOU202-J4 Hardback THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST. By Yitzak Arad. This unusual compilation of photographs, maps, and text provides a vivid chronicle of the Nazi's "Final Solution." The more than 400 photographs, many published for the first time, are a shocking testament to the depths to which humanity can sink. The records are astonishing in and of themselves because such photography in Nazi Germany and the occupied territories was punishable by death. The text provides a concise history of the roots of anti-Semitism, Jewish life under Nazi rule, the ghettos, the death camps, the end of the war, and the road to Israel. Grades 10 and up. Illustrated, 10x11". MacMillan, 396 p. 1992 Paperback edition. MCM208-J4 Paperback THE RESCUE OF THE DANISH JEWS. Edited by Leo Goldberger. In September 1943, when the congregation at Copenhagen's synagogue gathered to celebrate the coming of the Jewish new year, its members were instead told to return home and prepare to go into hiding. Combining gripping firsthand accounts and scholarly historical and psychological analyses, this book explains the chain of events set in motion in the ensuing weeks that led thousands of Danes to risk their lives to save thier Jewish bretherin from Nazi deportation. Among the contents are an essay on the politics of Danish-German and Danish-Jewish relations before the war, a lively and informal sketch of Danish Jewry, and the personal reflections of a member of the Danish resistence. Grades 10 and up. Bibliography. Index. New York University Press, 222 p. Copyright 1987. CR203-J4 Paperback THE SUNFLOWER. By Simon Wiesenthal. This moral allegory puts the reader in the position of a young Jew during the Nazi occupation of Europe. A dying Nazi asks his forgiveness, but he instead walks silently from the man's hospital room. What, the book asks, were his moral obligations? Several responses by prominent thinkers (including Herbert Marcuse and Abraham J. Heschel) follow the tale. Schocken Books, 224 p. SCK578-J4 Paperback THE WAR AGAINST THE JEWS, 1933-1945. By Lucy S. Dawidowicz. A detailed and scholarly analysis of the period in Europe during which the German Nazis attempted to exterminate the Jews. The author analyzes the origins of the Holocaust in Hitler's personal beliefs and German anti-Semitism, then traces the actual events of the "final solution" from legislation to the death camps. An appendix gives detailed information on the fate of the Jews in every nation under Hitler's control. Extensive index, notes and bibliography. Bantam, 466 p. BAN2504-J4 Paperback THE WARSAW GHETTO IN PHOTOGRAPHS. Edited by Ulrich Keller. This collection of pictures taken in 1941 by Germany army photographers documents the conditions of the Warsaw ghetto. The reproductions chronicle the ordeal of everyday existence in the 500,000 men, women, and children signled out by the Star of David armband and imprisoned in a one and a half square mile area of ruined city streets. The photographs include long lines of men at forced labor, medical inspections, soup lines, emaciated children, and people dead in the streets of hunger and typhoid fever. An introductory essay provides background information. 8 1/2x11", Dover, 131 p. DOV102-J4 Paperback THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING. By Karen Zeinert. This clearly written history introduces young people to the story of Warsaw's Jews, from the German blitzkrieg in Poland in 1939 through the historic uprising of April/May 1943 andd its consequences. The author deftly balances the broader picture of the stuggle against Nazism with vivid portaits of individuals - both heroes (like Pinya Kartins andd Zivia Lubetkin) andd villains (SS General Ju"rgen Stroop). Illustrated with haunting black-and-white photographs, this volume also contains a timeline of events andd a list of suggestions for further readding. Grades 7-12. Bibliography. Inddex. Millbrook. 112 p. Copyright 1993. MBP144-J4 Harddback THE WAVE. A thought-provoking dramatization of an actual classroom experiment on individualism vs. conformit in which a high school teacher formed his own "Reich" (called _The Wave_) to show why the German people could so willingly embrace Nazism. This unflinching yet sensitive 1984 Emmy Award-winner raises critical questions: When does dedication to a group cross the line from loyalty to fanaticsim? Does power corrupt? What is the nature of propaganda and mass persuasion? Can something like the Nazi Holocaust happen again? (The paperback is a novelization based on the teleplay.) Grades 7-12, Color. 46 minutes. Embassy. FLM252V-J4 VHS Videocassette DLT321-J4 Paperback THE WHITE ROSE. By Inge Scholl. Why did Hans and Sopie Scholl die on February 22, 1943? They were executed for belonging to the White Rose, a small circle of German students which printed and distributed leaflets opposing the Nazi regime during WWII. This story of integrity and courage, told by the Scholls' sister, describes how the White Rose grew out of the students' conviction that they could not remain silent while witnessing unparalled oppression and inhumanity in a country otherwise grown mute. Including photographs, the White Rose leaflets, personal letters, and Nazi documents, the book is a tragic and inspiring portrait of the principles for which the Scholls, and many of their friends, died. Wesleyan Press, 160 p. Second edition. HR186-J4 Paperback THE WORLD MUST KNOW: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. By Michael Berenbaum. More than a museum catalog, this book offers and exceptionally thorough chronicle of the events surrounding the Holocaust based on extensive scholarship. Illustraded with hundreds of archival photographs and images of artifacts gathered for the museum's collection, the text is filled with eyewitness accounts of the rise of Nazism, life in the ghettos, the deportations, and concentration camps. Also highlighted are stories of resistance and rescue, and the effect of these horrific events on the lives of individual survivors in the years that followed. Grades 9 and up. Index. 8 1/2 x 11". Little, Brown. 240 p. Copyright 1993. LB169-J4 Paperback UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST. By Betty Merti. This easy-reading worktext explains the facts and significance of the Holocaust, providing a background on anti-Semitism throughout history and its culmination in Hitler's attempted "Final Solution." Discussion questions are included in the text. Each chapter also contains review activities, sentence fill-ins, vocabulary study, and more. Chapters include "Religious Anti-Semitism," "Why Germany?," "The Third Reich: A Terror State, 1933-1945," "Jewish Resistance," "Post-War Response to the Holocaust," and "Jews in Today's World." Reading level: grade 8. 8 1/2 x 11". J. Weston Walch. 295 p. JWW255-J4 Spiralbound worktext WE REMEMBER THE HOLOCAUST. By David A. Aler. Childhood memories of humiliation, fear, and dehumanization echo across the decades to remind readers of the horror, suffering, and tragedy that was the Holocaust. More than 25 survivors share their stories, many of them gruesome - Jewish children forced to eat grass, the maxim at Auschwitz that the only way out was through the chimney, people tortured and killed - but in their telling, students discover what it was like to be a Jew in Europe during WWII. Includes an indexm a glossary, a chonology, a bibliography, and black-and-white archive photographs and personal photographs of many of the survivors quoted in the book. Grades 6-9. Henry Holt. 147 p. Copyright 1989. HRH174-J4 Hardback WHEN LIGHT PIERCED THE DARKNESS: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland. By Nechama Tec. A well-researched investigation of the Polish Jews who passed as Christians to evade the Nazis, and of the people who helped them. Quoting from personal interviews as well as published and unpublished sources, the author (herself a survivor helped by the Poles) details the formidable obstacles faced by Jews who assumed false identities. Advanced students. Index. Bibliograph. Oxford University Press, 262 p. OUP151-J4 Paperback WITNESSES TO THE HOLOCAUST: An Oral History. Edited by Rhoda G. Lewin. "This book ... is what oral history is meant to be - 'history as if people mattered,'" says the editor in her introduction. Here are the first-person stories, of 21 men, women and children who survived the camps, 23 more who hid, fled, or fought in the Resistance. An appendix includes a discussion guide with questions that can be used to role-play interviews between historians and witnesses. Grades 10 and up. Index. Glossary, illustrated with photographs. Twayne, 241 p. Copyright 1990. MCM251-J4 Paperback YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary. Edited by Andrew Handler and Susan V. Meschel. Eleven men and women who survived the Holocaust as children in Hungary - which saw more than three-quarters of its Jewish population perish in less than one year - bear witness to their experiences in this eloquent and moving book. For these individuals, childhood concerns like looking forward to a birthday, swimming in a pond, and playing in the school yard, were suddenly supplanted by the need for false identities, by paralyzing fear, narrow escapes, and the loss of home and family. Includes a list of resources for further reading. Grades 7-12. Index. Illustrated with photos of the contributors as children. Watts. 160 p. Copyright 1993. FW125-J4 Hardback 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 books.com." 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.
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