This page contains items set in or detailing information about the concentration camp at Auschwitz, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Print Resources:


Adler, David A.
D810.J4 A35 1987 Check availability
The Number on My Grandfather's Arm
Gr. 1-4
A little girl questions a number printed on her grandfather's arm and he explains how he received it at Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.
This site gives a lesson plan for Grade 6 Language Arts and Social Studies featuring the book.

Amery, Jean
D804.3.A4913 1986 Check Availability
At the Mind's Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and its Realities
In five autobiographical essays, Amery describes his survival- mental, moral, and physical- through the enormity of the Holocaust. This masterful record of introspection tells of a young Viennese intellectual's fervent vision of human nature and the betrayal of that vision.

Ayer, Eleanor
PZ35.A98 2000 Check availability
D804.3.A98 1995 Check availability
Parallel Journeys
Gr. 7 and Up
A survivor of Auschwitz and a member of the Hitler Youth recount their war experiences, and describe how they met forty years later.
This site gives a lesson plan for Grades 3-5, 6-8.

Bitton-Jackson, Livia
DS135.H93 J33 1997 Check availability
DS135.H93 J33 1998 Check availability
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust
Gr. 8-12
The author describes her experiences during World War II when she and her family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Boyne, John
PZ7.B69677 Boy 2006 Check availability
PZ7.B69677 Boy 2007 Check availability
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Gr. 9-12
In this novel, Bruno is bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942. The son of a Nazi officer, Bruno befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
This PDF gives lesson plan ideas along with group discussion questions and vocabulary words.

Buergenthal, Thomas
D810.C4 B84 2009 Check availability
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
Gr. 9-12
A judge at the International Court in The Hague who was rescued from Auschwitz at the age of eleven presents the story of his extraordinary journey from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide.

Deem, James M.
D805.5.A96 D44 2012 Check availability
Auschwitz: Voice from the Death Camp (The Holocaust Through Primary Sources)
Gr. 6 & Up
"Examines Auschwitz...and how more than 1 million people were murdered there."--Publisher

Dwork, Debórah
D805.P7 D89 1996 Check availability
Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present
This book elucidates how the prewar ordinary town of Auschwitz became Germany's most lethal killing site step by step and in stages: a transformation wrought by human beings, mostly German and mostly male.

Forman, James D.
D804.34.F67 1976 Check availability
The Survivor
Gr. 9-12
An account of a Jewish family in Holand during World War II as one by one it dwindles away during the Nazi Holocaust.

Greif, Jean-Jacques
PZ7.G86242 Fi 2006 Check availability
The Fighter
Gr. 9-12
Moshe Wisniak, a poor Polish Jew, uses his physical strength and cleverness, plus luck, to help him survive the horrors he is subjected to in the concentration camps of World War II. Based on the life of Moshe Garbarz.

Hart, Kitty
D805.P7 H37 1983 Check availability
Return to Auschwitz: The Remarkable Life of a Girl Who Survived the Holocaust
Twelve at the outbreak of World War II, the author recounts her struggle to survive in Auschwitz.

Höss, Rudolf
D805.5.A96 K555 2005 Check availability
KL Auschwitz Seen By the SS
The three documents within this book were written by SS-men from the concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Kornfeld-Marder, Hanka
NX650.H57 K67 2010 Check availability
My Paintings, My Memories, My Message...: Holocaust Remembrance Book of Paintings
Gr. 9-12
A book of paintings with a message of hope for the next generation.

Lawton, Clive A.
D805.5.A96 L38 2002 Check availability
Auschwitz
Gr. 6-9
A description of what happened at Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland used during World War II by the Nazis to gather and murder many people, mostly Jews.

Levi, Primo
D805.P7 L4813 2007 Check availability
Survival in Auschwitz: If This is a Man
Gr. 9-12
The author describes his experiences in the concentration camp at Auschwitz during the Second World War.

Levine, Karen
DS135.C97 B6655 2003 Check availability
Hana's Suitcase: A True Story
Gr. 4-7
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Note: A CD recording of the radio program is available and adds to the impact and power of the book.
Note: This title is available in audiobook format; see below.
This site includes class projects, a gallery of pictures and movies and letters from children inspired by Hana's suitcase.
Enrichment guide prepared to support viewing the stage play.

Levine, Karen
DS135.C97 B732 2012 Check Availability
Hana's Suitcase Anniversary Album
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Note: A CD recording of the radio program is available and adds to the impact and power of the book.

Matas, Carol
PZ7.M423964 Dan 1993 Check availability
Daniel's Story
Gr. 4-8
Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in Auschwitz, the loss of most of his family and his eventual liberation.

Audiovisual Resources:


Auschwitz: If You Cried, You Died
Producers International Corporation
D805.5.A96 1993 Check availability (VHS)
D804.195.A97 2011 Check availability (DVD)
Not Rated
Through the comments of two survivors who return to Auschwitz, the viewer sees the truth of the Holocaust and becomes aware of the dangers inherent in the growth of prejudice.
Run time: 30 minutes

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
KCET Hollywood and BBC Production
D805.5.A96 A973 2005 Check availability
Not Rated
The story of Auschwitz Death Camp is told through archival footage, the accounts of eyewitnesses, and the stories of former Nazis.
Run time: 300 minutes

Daniel's Story
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
D804.3.D35 1993 Check availability
Not Rated
Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in Auschwitz, the loss of most of his family and his eventual liberation.
Run time: 14 minutes
Note: Includes Teacher's Guide and/or Pamphlet

Escape from Auschwitz
Firefly Production and the History Channel
D805.5.A96 E84 2008 Check availability
Not Rated
"Originally aired on television as an episode of Secrets of the Dead , this film tells the incredible story of two young Slovak Jews, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who managed to escape by hiding in a woodpile for three days, then fleeing across enemy territory, determined to tell the world about the atrocities being committed b the Nazis at the camp."
Run time: 60 minutes

Escape from Auschwitz
Firefly Production and PBS Home Video
D805.5.A96 E84 2008 Check availability
Not Rated
Secret of the Dead Episode.
​Run time: 60 minutes

Freedom is not a Gift from Heaven: The Century of Simon Wiesenthal
Kultur International Films
D804.196.F7443 2008 Check availability
Not Rated
Simon Wiesenthal, a dedicated Nazi hunter and former concentration camp prisoner, tells the story of his life.
Run time: 60 minutes

Hana's Suitcase: a True Story
Brilliance Audio/Playaway (audiobook)
DS135.C97 B6655 2009d Check availability
Gr. 4-7
Biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Run time: 132 minutes

My Mother's Courage
Sentana Film and Little Bird with WEGA Filmproduktionsges
PN1995.9 .H53 M9 2006 Check availability
Not Rated
Based on the true survival story of a Hungarian Jew, Elsa Tabori, who was arrested in Budapest in 1944, put on a train to Auschwitz,and returned home that night.
Run time: 89 minutes

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Miramax Films, BBC, and Heyday Films
PN1997.2 .B69 2009 Check availability
Rated: PG-13
Gr. 7-12
The son of a German officer befriends a young concentration camp prisoner.
Run time: 94 minutes

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Classroom Edition)
Miramax Films, BBC, Heyday Films, and Disney Educational Productions
PN1995.9.H53 B692 2009 Check availability
Rated: PG-13
Gr. 7-12
The son of a German officer befriends a young concentration camp prisoner.
New to this edition are correlations to the national curriculum standards, public performance rights for classroom/educational use, a downloadable Educator's Guide, and additional exclusive content.
Run time: 94 minutes

Triumph of the Spirit
Nova International Films and MGM HOme Entertainment
D805.5.A96 T756X 2002 Check availability
Not Rated
Based on the true story of Salamo Arouch, a middleweight boxing champion of the Balkan countries, captured by the Nazis and forced to fight in concentration camps to save his family.
Run time: 120 minutes

Articles & Websites:


A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz
http://www.remember.org/educate/intro.html

An Auschwitz Alphabet
http://www.spectacle.org/695/ausch.html

Auschwitz Blueprints Given to Netanyahu in Germany
by The Associated Press August 27, 2009.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/world/europe/28germany.html?_r=1