Abells, Chana Byers
D810.J4 A23 1986 Check availability
The Children We Remember
Gr. 5-8
Text and photographs briefly describe the fate of Jewish children after the Nazis began to control their lives.

Adler, David A.
D804.3.A34 1994 Check availability
Hilde and Eli: Children of the Holocaust
Gr. 3-5
Tells the stories of two Jewish children who were killed in Nazi concentration camps.

Adler, David A.
D804.3.A35 1989 Check availability
D804.3.A35 1989x Check availability
We Remember the Holocaust
Gr. 4-7
Discusses the events of the Holocaust and includes personal accounts from survivors of their experiences of the persecution and the death camps.

Altman, Linda Jacobs
D804.48.A48 2010 Check availability
Escape--Teens on the Run: Primary Sources from the Holocaust (True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust)
Gr. 6-10
Discusses children and teens on the run during the Holocaust in Europe.

Altman, Linda Jacobs
D804.48.A525 2010 Check availability
Hidden Teens, Hidden Lives: Primary Sources from the Holocaust (True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust)
Gr. 6-10
Explores the lives of children and teens who went into hiding during the Holocaust.

American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, 1985
Call # Check availability
From Holocaust to New Life: A Documentary Volume Depicting the Proceedings and Events of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Washington, D.C. April 1983-Nissan 5743
For three days in April 1983, twenty thousand Jewish Holocaust survivors and their children gathered in Washington to commemorate the past and to search for one another again before it was too late. They came to express their commitment to Jewish survival and to demonstrate their contributions to their adopted country.

American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, 1985
D810.J4 O38 1983 Check Availability
The Obligation to Remember
An anthology of photos and stories from the Holocaust.

Arieti, Silvano
DS135.I85 P5729 2000 Check Availability
The Parnas: A Scene from the Holocaust
In this brief, deceptively simple narrative, Arieti has told the story of Giuseppe Pardo, parnas of his native community of Pisa, and of his death at the hands of the Nazis.

Atkinson, Linda
CT1919.P38 S363 1992 Check availability
In Kindling Flame: The Story of Hannah Senesh, 1921-1944
Gr. 7-10
A biography of a Jewish heroine whose resistance work during World War II made her a martyr and an inspiration to those with whom she worked.

Backer, Ivan A.
DS135.C97 A3 2016 Check Availability
My Train to Freedom
The gripping account of a young boy who narrowly escaped the Nazis, and his life west to answer why he was saved- and what he owes to the world in return.

BenGershom, Ezra
DS135.G33 B38413 1988 Check availability
David: Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor
This is an extraordinary autobiographical account of a young Jewish boy's struggle for survival in Hitler's Germany.

Berenbaum, Michael
D804.17.B47 2003 Check Availability
A Promise to Remember
A Promise to Remember is a concise and accessible history of the Holocaust presented in an interactive format that includes graphics, detailed sidebars, an audio CD and removable facsimiles of documents from the period.

Berr, Helene
DS135.F9 B498413 2008 Check availability
The Journal of Helene Berr
The joyful but ultimately heartbreaking journal of a young Jewish woman in occupied Paris, now published for the first time, 63 years after her death.

Boas, Jacob
D804.3.W385 1995 Check availability
We are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers who Died in the Holocaust
Gr. 9-12
Diary entries written by five Holocaust victims document the ordeals suffered in Nazi-occupied Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, and Holland.

Boraks-Nemetz, Lillian
PZ7.B64765 Ol 2008Check Availability
The Old Brown Suitcase
After surviving the Holocaust, fourteen-year-old Slava immigrates from Poland to Canada in 1947, finding herself surrounded by strange customs and faced with too many things to learn in order to fit in to her new life.

Borden, Louise
PS3535.E924 Z623 2005 Check availability
The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
Gr. 3-6
Describes the popular children's authors' childhoods and early life together, their travels and marriage in Brazil, and their dramatic escape from World War II-torn Europe on bicycles.
This guide includes an overview of the book, suggestions for what to do before reading it, discussion question examples, and activities for grades 3 through 7.

Brandman, Bronia
DS134.72.B725 A3 2010 Check Availability
The Girl Who Survived: A True Story of the Holocaust
Gr. 3-5
Bronia helped her family survive during the occupation of Poland by smuggling goods to trade for food.

Brenner, Reeve Robert
BM645.H6 B73 Check availability
The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors
Questioning over 1, 000 survivors, Brenner seeks to establish the impact of the Holocaust on the religious belief of those who survived. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Buber- Neumann, Margarete
PT2621.A26 Z64613 1988 Check availability
Milena: The Story of a Remarkable Friendship
This book is a full biography of Milena, a substantial portion of which is devoted to her life with the author in Ravensbruck, by artfully interweaving images of Ravensbruck with episodes from Milena's life.

Buchignani, Walter
D810.J4 B778 2001 Check Availability
Tell No One Who You Are
Gr. 6 & Up
Régine Miller's childhood memories of the persecution of her family and other Jews living in Belgium during World War II, when the Germans invaded.

Burakowski, Ella
DS134.72.G645 2015 Check Availability
Hidden Gold: A True Story of the Holocaust
This true story follows the Gold family and the oldest daughter, Shoshana. The book begins with the Jewish family's idyllic prewar life in Poland. It then follows their journey during the war years, when they were forced to hide in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months, facing appalling conditions, starvation, and fear of imminent betrayal and capture.

Byers, Ann
DS135.D4 B94 2011 Check availability
Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust (The Holocaust Through Primary Sources)
Gr. 6 & Up
"Examines the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II..."--Publisher

Darvas, Miriam
D811.5.D34 2001 Check availability
Farewell to Prague
Farewell to Prague is a memoir set against the turbulent events of the Nazi era in Germany and World War II England.

Dorin, George
D804.6.D67 2017 Check Availability
A Hidden Child's Success Story
Gr. 6-9
A Hidden Child's Success Story is a remarkable autobiography of one child's life amidst hatred of people because of their religious beliefs.

Duba, Ursula
PS3554.U239 T35 1997 Check availability
Tales from a Child of the Enemy
Gr. 8-12
Poems relate reminiscences of a child in war-torn Germany, stories of Holocaust survivors, and the revelations of a young woman who learns of her country's atrocities thirteen years after the end of the war.

Epstein, Helen
DS135.C97 E67 1997
Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for her Mother's History
This is a memoir in the form of a quest for personal and historical understanding - a multi-generational saga with the sweep and emotional impact of a novel. After the death of her mother, Frances, in 1989, Helen Epstein set out to research and reconstruct the life of her mother and that of her grandmother and great-grandmother

Facing History and Ourselves
ND979.B27 I45 2010 Check availability
Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak
Much of Samuel Bak's art is influenced by his experiences of surviving the Holocaust as a child in Vilna, Poland.

Fettman, Cantor Leo
Shoah: Journey from the Ashes: A Personal Story of Triumph Over the Holocaust
In 1944, Cantor Leo Fettman and his family were forcibly removed from their Hungarian home by the Nazis and incarcerated in a ghetto. Later, they were transported by boxcar to Auschwitz where most of the members of his family were murdered.

Fisch, Robert O.
DS135.H92 B8344 1998 Check availability
Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust
Gr. 7-12
A biographical account that uses the author's abstract paintings to tell about his childhood in Budapest and his Holocaust death camp experiences.
This site gives a narrative unit plan on the book for students in the eleventh grade.
This site provides a biography of the author, several teacher resources, video clips, and computer versions of each image in the text.

Fischer, Marianne
DS135.H93 F574 Check availability
Time of Storm: The Harrowing True Story of a Jewish Christian Woman in Wartime Hungary
She journeys from Judaism in pre-war Hungary through holocaust and Nazi occupation... her husband pursued by Soviet conquerors until her miraculous escape to a new life.

Fischerova, Ela
DS135.C9 F57 1991 Check Availability
The World Without Human Dimensions
Tells the stories of four women who lived through the Holocaust. They write about their reminiscences, three of which that are in the form of a letter.

Fitzgerald, Stephanie
D804.48.F58 2011 Check availability
Children of the Holocaust (The Holocaust)
Gr. 6-8
Tells the stories of ten young people who lived in Europe during World War II.

Flinker, Moshe
DS135.B43 F5513 1971 Check availability
Young Moshe's Diary: The Spiritual Torment of a Jewish Boy in Nazi Europe
Moshe Flinker died in Auschwitz, but he left copy books describing his innermost thoughts during the fateful days prior to his deportation.

Fox, Anne L.
DS135.G5 F563 1996 Check availability
My Heart in a Suitcase
Gr. 4-8
Tells the story of a child, uprooted from a loving and protected home, who was sent to strangers in a strange country to fend for herself.
This website details the adaptation of My Heart in a Suitcase for the stage. It offers video clips of performances, but also a "Study Buddy" for more in depth discussion of the themes of the play.

Frankl, Viktor
D810.J4 F72713 1984 c.2 Check availability
Man's Search for Meaning
In this work, a Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry. This work has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.

Friedman, Ina R.
D810.J4 F738 1991 Check availability
Escape or Die: True Stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust
Gr. 7 and Up
Twelve true stories of young men and women, both Jews and non-Jews, who endured the horrors of the Holocaust.

Friedman, Ina R.
D811.A2 F74 1990 Check availability
The Other Victims: First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis
Gr. 5-9
Personal narratives of Christians, Gypsies, deaf people, homosexuals, and blacks who suffered at the hands of the Nazis before and during World War II.

Games, Sonia
DS135.P63 G36 1990 Check availability
Escape into Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman's Extraordinary Survival during World War II
This is the gripping wartime saga of a young woman who endured the loss of her family, her community, and her very identity during World War Two.

Garner, Eleanor
D811.5 G26 1999 Check availability
Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Nazi Germany
Gr. 6-8
The author shares her experience of World War II.
This site offers a lesson plan for the book for students in Grades 5-12.

Giddens, Sandra
D804.6.G53 1999 Check availability
Escape: Teens Who Escaped the Holocaust to Freedom (Teen Witnesses to the Holocaust)
Gr. 6-8
Tells the stories of four teenagers who survived the horors that the Nazis perpetrated on Jews during World War II.

Greene, Joshua M.
D804.195.W58 2000 Check availability
Witness: Voices from the Holocaust
Gr. 9-12
A collection of twenty-seven eyewitness Holocaust accounts from Jews, non-Jews, GI's, and others who experienced the horrors of Nazism.

Hautzig, Esther
PS3558.A77 Z464 1987b Check availability
The Endless Steppe
Gr. 6-8
Ten-year-old Esther Rudomin describes "the end of my lovely world" when her family is arrested in 1941, taken from their home, and exiled to Siberia.
This link provides page which has additional links containing study guides, worksheets, and discussion questions.

Heller, Sabina
HV874.82.H45 A3 2012 Check Availability
Locked in the Darkness
This is a dramatic and moving story of rescue, separation, and rediscovery of a lost identity and lost memory.

Hilsenrad, Helen
CT275.H59925 A3 Check availability
Brown Was the Danube
Brown Was the Danube deals with many aspects of Jewish life in Europe, especially day-by-day existence in Vienna during the Nazi occupation, that have never before been explored.

Hirshaut, Julien
B805.P7 H57 1982 Check availability
Jewish Martyrs of Pawiak
Julien Hirshaut details the atrocities he witnessed during his incarceration in Pawiak, the prison in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Hoestlandt, Jo
PZ7.H67145 St 2000 Check availability
Star of Fear, Star of Hope
Gr. 2-4
Nine-year-old Helen is confused by the disappearance of her Jewish friend during the German occupation of Paris.

Jacobsen, Ruth
DS135.N6 J33 2001 Check availability
Rescued Images: Memories of a Childhood in Hiding
Gr. 8 and Up
Regained memories of a Jewish woman who spent her childhood years in the Netherlands hiding from the Nazis.

Joffo, Joseph
PZ7.7.K74 Bag 2013 Check availability
A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel
Gr. 6-up
This title is based on the bestselling autobiography by Joseph Joffo.

Kacer, Kathy
D804.34.K33 2011 Check availability
To Hope and Back: The Journey of the St. Louis
Gr. 6-8
True story of Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany who were turned away by country after country, told from the perspective of two children.

Kacer, Kathy
DS135.F9 K37 2006 Check availability
Hiding Edith: A True Story
Gr. 4-7
Biography of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish girl sent to live in a safe house after the Nazi invasion of France.
This PDF is a teachers resource guide which gives discussion questions, activities, and resources for further reading.

Kaufman, Lola Rein
DS134.72.R67 .K25 2008 Check Availability
The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust
Gr. 4-5
After deciding to donate the dress her mother had made for her to a museum, Lola Rein Kaufman, survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, decides that it is finally time to speak publicly about her experiences.

Kestenberg, Judith S.
RC451.4.H62 K47 1996 Check Availability
The Last Witness
The Last Witness: The Child Survivor of the Holocaust looks in depth at the traumatic effects of genocidal persecution on the child's psychic structure and on development through the life cycle. It offers valuable information to clinicians working with Holocaust survivors and their families and serves as an indispensable guide for therapists and interested readers who want to lean more about the short- and long-term effects of genocidal persecution.

Knappe, Siegfried
D793.K64 1992 Check Availability
Soldat : reflections of a German soldier
An uncommonly reflective and illuminating memoir by a German officer who served on virtually all fronts in Europe, Soldat offers a unique inside look at the German side of World War II and a world in ruins.

Krasser, Barbara

DS134.255.G3.K73 2014 Check Availability
Lisle's Ocean Rescue
Gr. 2-4
Recounts the story of Liesl Joseph, a 10-year-olf girl aboard the ill-fated MS St. Louis. On May 13, 1939, together with her parents and 937 nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees, they left Hamburg on the German luxury ocean liner, attempting to seek temporary asylum in Cuba.

Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal
DS135.P63 K7355 2005 Check availability
Memories of Survival
Gr. 6-9
Krinitz illustrates her experiences through fabric panels that capture her and her sister's childhood as they, disguised as Catholic farmhands, are separated from their family and escape Nazi rule.
This site includes cross-curricular plans for studying Memories of Survival.

Kulski, Julian
D802.P7 K85 2014 Check availability
The Color of Courage: A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski
The diary of a World War II youth describes his recruitment into the Underground Army, his internment in Auschwitz, his escape and participation in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, and his second escape to freedom aboard an American truck.

Kuper, Jack
D810.J4 K8 1968 Check availability
Child of the Holocaust: The Story of a Young Boy's Desperate Struggle to Survive in Hitler's Poland
One fine day in 1941, Jankel Kuperblum, nine years old, returned home to find that his family had been captured by the Nazis- everyone was permanently "missing."

Kurzem, Mark
DS135.L33 K87 2007 Check availability
The Mascot: Unraveling the Mystery of my Jewish Father's Nazi Boyhood
Gr. 9-12
Documents the author's father's childhood as a Nazi SS unit's mascot, describing how the five-year-old Jewish escapee from a Nazi death squad witnessed massacres by his unit, his efforts to hide his Nazi ties in subsequent years, and his attempt to reclaim his identity.

Landau, Elaine
D804.3.W39 1991 Check availability
We Survived the Holocaust
Gr. 5-8
A collection of the memoirs of sixteen Jewish Holocaust survivors.

Landau, Elaine
D804.195.H68 2001 Check availability
Holocaust Memories: Speaking the Truth
Gr. 4-6
Provides first-hand accounts from people who were affected by the Holocaust.

Leapman, Michael
D804.48.L43 1998 Check availability
Witnesses to War: Eight True-life Stories of Nazi Persecution
Gr. 5 and Up
Focusing on the suffering and experiences of eight children during the Nazi occupation of Europe, this book is filled with black-and white photos and many rarely-rarely covered aspects of the Holocaust experience.

Leitner, Isabella
D804.3.L45 1992 Check availability
The Big Lie: A True Story
The Mazal Holocaust Collection author describes her experiences as a survivor of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War II.

Ligocka, Roma
DS135.P63 L54513 2003 Check availability
The Girl in the Red Coat
The internationally bestselling memoir of survival and self-discovery by the woman whose childhood as the real-life girl in the red coat was so famously depicted in the film "Schindler's List."

Lobel, Anita
DS135.P63 L63 2000 Check availability
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War
Gr. 6-12
The author, known as an illustrator of children's books, describes her experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II and for years in Sweden afterwards.

Lowenstein-Malz, Ronit
PZ40.L69 .L6 2015 Check Availability
Escape in Time
Gr. 5-8
Nessya's grandmother, Miri Eneman Malz, has friends, a loving family-and a secret: she is a Holocaust survivor. When twelve-year-old Nessya learns the truth, she wants to know what happened. After decades of silence, Grandma Miri decided it's time to tell her story.

Ludwig, Trudy
DS134.42 L83 2014Check Availability
Gifts from the Enemy
In this true and moving story, Alter Wiener, a teen survivor of five Nazi prison camps during World War II, a transports young readers back in time when an unexpected person demonstrated moral courage in repeated acts of kindness towards him.

Matthaus, Jurgen
DD247.R58 M38 2015 Check Availability
The Political Diary of Alfred Rosenberg and the Onset of the Holocaust
In December 2013, after years of exhaustive search, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum received more than four hundred pages of diary notes written by one of the most prominent Nazis, the Party;s chief ideologue and Reich minister for occupied Soviet territoriesAlfred Rosenberg. By combining Rosenberg's diary notes with additional key documents and in-depth analysis, this book shows Rosenberg's crucial role in the Nazi regime's anti-Jewish policy.

Millman, Issac
DS135.F9 M576 2005 Check availability
Hidden Child
Gr. 4-8
The author details his difficult experiences as a young Jewish child living in Nazi-occupied France during the 1940s.

Miriam-Goldberg, Caryn
DS134.72.F84 A3 2013 Check Availability
Needle in the Bone
As meer teenagers during World War II, Lou Freedman and Jarek Pikalkiewicz defied daunting odds, lost nearly everything and everyone in the war, and yet summoned the courage to start new lives in the United States.

Moskowitz, Leib and Gittel
D804.196.M675 2014 Check Availability
Kuzmino Chronicles: Memoirs of Teenage Holocaust Survival
This book chronicles Leib's and Gittel's turbulent Holocaust saga in their own words. Historical documentation is juxtaposed alongside their memoirs, as well as corroboratory documents obtained from the International Tracing Services collection.

Nieuwsma, Milton J.
DS135.P63 A144 1998 Check availability
Kinderlager: An Oral History of Young Holocaust Survivors
Gr. 6 and Up
Draws on interviews with three women who recount their experiences as child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.

Nir, Yehuda
DS135.P63 N575 2002 Check availability
The Lost Childhood: A World War II Memoir
Gr. 9-12
Describes six years in the life of a daring and resourceful Polish Jewish boy and his family, who survived the Holocaust by using false papers and posing as Catholics

Nyiszli, Miklos
Call # Check availability
I Was Doctor Mengele's Assistant
I, the undersigned, Dr. Miklow Nyiszli, physician and former prisoner of Auschwitz concentration camp No A-8450, testify that as an eyewitness employed at the Birkenau crematoria and pyres that devoured millions of fathers, mothers and children have my account of this, the darkest chapter of human history according to the truth, objectively, without any exaggeration or embellishment.

Oren, Ram
DS134.72.S76 O7413 2009 Check availability
Gertruda's Oath: A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Gr. 9-up
Traces the story of a World War II-era Catholic nanny who found herself the guardian of a three-year-old Jewish child and promising to get him safely out of Poland.
This is the publisher's website for the book containing book and author information, a digital preview copy, praise, and a Reader's Guide in online and .pdf formats.

Ostrower, Chaya
D804.3.O88 2014 Check Availability
It Kept Us Alive
Humor and laughter can help strengthen, heal and maintain mental and physical health, but can it assist in dealing with a trauma as severe as the Holocaust? It Kept Us Alive provides a positive answer to this question, demonstrating how humor helped in coping with the terrible reality. Interviews with survivors describe horrific events, intertwined with macabre humor.

Pawlowicz, Sala
D811.5.P36 Check availability
I Will Survive
In the summer of 1943, there seemed little reason for Sala to survive. At the moment when hope seemed gone, help miraculously came to Sala.

Pettit, Jayne
D804.3.P49 1993 Check availability
A Place to Hide: True Stories of Holocaust Rescues
Gr. 6-8
A collection of true accounts of the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.

Pressburger, Chava
DS135.C97 G55413 2007 Check availability
The Diary of Petr Ginz
Gr. 6-8
Describes, with keen insight into Jewish life, the increasing horror of Ginz's situation but also reveals a brilliant, droll teenager with a hunger for life.

Prins, Marcel
DS135.N6 A162513 2014 Check availability
Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival
Gr. 6 and Up
Inspired by the author's mother's experiences as a Holocaust survivor in hiding, a collection of true accounts traces the survival efforts of Jewish-European children who went into hiding during World War II to escape Nazi persecution.

Radzivilover, Cantor Matus
D810.J4 R33 1979 Check availability
Now or Never: A Time for Survival
The Second World War broke out unexpectedly on a Friday, Sept. 1, 1939. This date marked the beginning of running from own to town, village to village, hiding in woods, not tasting food, For weeks, Nazi bombs accompanied him day and night. But his faith in the Almighty kept him existing, always with prayers on his lips, and hope.

Rajsfus, Maurice
DS135.F83 R35 2017 Check Availability
Operation Yellow Star; Black Thursday
A two-part book in which French investigative journalist Maurice Rajsfus, who survived the 1972 "Black Thursday" roundup at Vel d'Hiv of 13,000 Jews, recollects events that day and uses meticulous research of police archives to make a damning inquiry of Vichy/police collaboration, examining the implementation of the Yellow Star, France's culpability in the Holocaust, and the influence of right-wing media.

Raphael, Lev
E184.37.R36 A3 2009 Check availability
My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World his Parents Escaped
A son of Holocaust survivors, haunted by his parents' suffering and traumatic losses under Nazi rule, he was certain that Germany was one place in the world he would never visit. What would he learn if he actually traveled to the place where his mother had found freedom and met his father?

Reed, Walter
DS135.F85 M6547 2015 Check availability
The Children of LA Hille: Eluding Nazi Capture during World War II
Following the horrors of Kristallnacht in November of 1938, a courageous group of Belgian women organized a desperate and highly dangerous rescue mission to usher nearly 1,000 children out of Germany and Austria.

Reiner, Leib
DS135.B383R47 2009 Check Availability
In the Struggle: Memories from Grodno and the Forests
Leib Reiser's memoir relates his experiences in Grodno and his successful escape to the forests with his wife and five-year-old daughter, where they survived with the partisans and in family camps.

Rieger, Aleena
DS135.P63 R547 2015 Check Availability
I Didn't Tell Them Anything
When Aleena Rieger was growing up, there were certain things she wasn't allowed to talk about. Where she was born. Her family's experiences during World War II. Her mother's illness/ Against great odds, the Riegers secured a future in which they and their descendants could lead ordinary lives. But to do so they had to jettison the past - and their past selves.

Rosenberg, Maxine B.
D804.3.R6625 1994 Check availability
Hiding to Survive: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust
Gr. 5 and Up
First person accounts of fourteen Holocaust survivors who, as children, were hidden from the Nazis by non-Jews.

Rosenfeld, Ruth
DS135.G4 R667 1996 Check availability
Beyond These Shores, 1934-1940
Gr. 5-up
Poems and diary of a young Jewish girl who escaped from Nazi Germany.

Roth, Irving
D804.3.R67 B66 2004 Check availability
Bondi's Brother
Gr. 5-8
First person narrative of a survivor of several concentration camps.

Russo, Marisabina
DS135.G5 A15865 2005 Check availability
Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II
Gr. 2-4
After many years during which her grandmother skirted the issue, a young girl finally hears the story of how several of her female relatives survived the Holocaust.
Links to the author's website for the book.

Schloss, Eva
D805.P7 S32 1989 Check availability
Eva's Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Step-Sister of Anne Frank
Eva Schloss's personal history represents in microcosm the ever-intensifying process of degradation and destruction of European Jewish life that began even before the Second World War.

Schneider, Gertrude
DS135.R93 L313 1987 Check availability
Muted Voices: Jewish Survivors of Latvia Remember
Here are verbatim accounts of life under Nazi rule in the Riga ghetto, the human guinea pigs, the hangmen and exterminators, to the Liberation.

Schneider, Helga
D805.G3 S382613 2004 Check availability
Let Me Go
Gr. 9-12
The extraordinary memoir of a daughter's final encounter with her mother, a former SS guard at Auschwitz.

Simon, Marie
DS134.42.S55A3 2015 Check Availability
Underground in Berlin
Follows the true story of a young Jewish woman who vanished into the city and lived under an assumed identity, relying on safe houses, foreign workers, and communists in order to survive in World War II Berlin.

Steele, D. Kelley
DS135.G5 W5576 2005 Check availability
Would You Salute?
Gr. 4-6
The true story of a young girl who grew up in Germany. Her life was like any child's--until Hitler came to power.

Steiger, Sebastian
D804..48.S7413 2017 Check Availability
The Children of Château de la Hille
An "Account of the courage and resourcefulness of 100 children who hid from the Nazis in occupied France, and many of them remarkably escaped- told y one of their teachers, Sebastian Steiger" --Publisher's website

Stein, Andre
D810.C4 S78 1993 Check availability
Hidden Children: Forgotten Survivors of the Holocaust
Ten stories of children who experienced the holocaust firsthand.

Sterling, Simon
DS135.U43.S7357 2005 Check availability
Light in Darkness: A Survivor's Story
Gr. 6-8
An "account of his [the author's] survival while hiding in the forests of Poland with his wife and other family members."--Kathryn Berman for Yad Vashem

This website leads to a preview version of the text.

Taylor, Peter Lane
DS135.U4 T39 2007 Check availability
The Secret of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story
Gr. 6 and Up
Two explorers survey caves in the Western Ukraine and relate the story of how an extended Jewish family lived for two years in a large cave and survived the war.
This site provides links to a podcast with one of the authors, links to pictures from the book and to a free downloadable teacher's guide.The guide includes 6 lessons, their curriculum connections and a list of resources for further exploration.

Ten Boom, Corrie
D811.5.T427 1974 Check availability
The Hiding Place
Gr. 6-8
Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families.

Unterman, Phoebe Eloise
PS3621.N84 T47 2009 Check availability
Through Eva's Eyes
Gr. 3-5
Describes the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland from the perspective of a small child.

Vander Zee, Ruth
D804.34.V36 2003 Check availability
Erika's Story
Gr. 3-6
A woman recalls how she was thrown from a train headed for a Nazi death camp in 1944, raised by someone who risked her own life to save the baby's, and finally found some peace through her own family.
The author's website provides a teacher's guide that includes background history of the holocaust, worksheets, discussion questions, a glossary of terms and classroom activities.

Voyles, Hannie J.
DS135.N6 A173 2011 Check availability
Storming the Tulips
Gr. 9 and Up
Presents the stories of twenty students who attended the First Montessori School in Amsterdam during the Holocaust.

Wachtel, Shirley Russak
D804.3.W33 2005 Check availability
The Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor
Gr. 6-8
Tells of Blima Weisstuch and her husband's life experiences in Poland during the Holocaust from 1936 to 1947.

Warren, Andrea

DS135.P63 M289 2001 Check availability
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
Gr. 5-8
This biography tells of one child's life of struggle and survival in the Nazi concentration camps after he was removed from his family in Poland and sent away to work in harsh and brutal conditions.

Wieviorka, Annette
D804.348.W5413 2006 Check Availability
The Era of the Witness
Annette Wieviorka analyzes the conditions under which survivor testimonies have been produced, how they have been received over time, and how the testimonies shaped the construction of history and collective memory. Wieviorka discerns three successive phases in the evolution of the roles and images of the Holocaust witness.

Yeatts, Tabatha
DS135.E83 Y38 1998 Check availability
The Holocaust Survivors
Gr. 5-8
Discusses the experiences of people who survived the Holocaust, the trials of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, the establishment of the state of Israel, the search for justice, and efforts of the survivors to begin new lives.

Zuckerman, Abraham
D804.3.Z84 1994 Check availability
A Voice in the Chorus: Memories of a Teenager Saved By Schindler
Gr. 9-up
This biography tells of Abraham Zuckerman's life after he was saved from a Nazi concentration camp by being sent to work for Oskar Schindler in his factory.

Zullo, Allan
D804.48.Z845 2009 Check availability
Escape: Children of the Holocaust
Gr. 6-8
Presents seven true stories of brave boys and girls who lived through the Holocaust.

Zullo, Allan
D804.48.Z85 2004 Check availability
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust
Gr. 5-8
Tells the stories of nine Jewish children who survived the Holocaust.

Audiovisual Resources

60 Minutes: The Mascot
Originally Broadcast Feb 22, 2009
DS135.L33 A15 2009 Check availability
Not Rated
The story of how a six-year-old Jewish boy survived the war after being captured by Nazi soldiers who kept him as their mascot instead of killing him.
Run time: 11 minutes

Chosen to Live
Holocaust Oral History Project of Wright State University
DS135.P63 A14 1990z Check availability
Not Rated
Local Holocaust survivors Mr. and Mrs. Stern describe their experiences in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Gr. 5-up
Run time: 35 minutes
This file is a Study Guide for the film.

Faces of the Holocaust
Renate Frydman and the Wright State University Television Center
D805.A2 F33 2007 Check availability
Not Rated
Interviews with Holocaust Survivors
Run time: 453 minutes (4 disc set)

Next Wave Films and First Run/Icarus Films
DS135.C97 F54 2000 Check availability
Not Rated
Documentary film that follows friends Jan Wiener and Arnost Lustig on a trip to Europe in 1998. Holocaust survivors, Wiener and Lustig met in the United States, where both had fled from communist Czechoslovakia. The trip recreates the journey made by Wiener as he escaped from Nazi occupied Prague, through Slovenia and Italy, on his way to joining the British Royal Air Force before his return to Prague after World War II. Along the way their friendship is sorely tested by their very different perspectives on the past.
Run time: 86 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

Hiding Place, The
Hovel Audio (audiobook)
D811.5.T47 2008 Check availability
Gr. 6-8
Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families.
Run time: 570 minutes

Hiding Place, The
World Wide Pictures
PN1995.9.H53 H56 1975 Check availability
Not Rated
Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families.
Run time: 145 minutes

I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived during the Holocaust
MTV Networks Production
D804.195.I4 2008 Check availability
Not Rated
Tells the stories of young people who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust through readings of excerpts from their diaries.
Note: Printable study guide included.
Run time: 48 minutes
PDF study guide for the film.

Innocence in an Age of Infamy
Oregon Public Broadcasting
D804.48.I551 2001 Check availability (VHS)
D804.48.I55 2001 Check availability(DVD)
Not Rated, Gr. 7-12
Tells the compelling stories of teens caught in the most pivotal moment of the twentieth century-World War II.
Run time: 60 minutes

Inside Hana's Suitcase
Menemsha Films
DS135.C97 B6655 2011 Check availability
Rated: PG
Tells the story of George and Hana Brady, two young Jewish children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia, when they receive an old suitcase with Hana's name written on it.
Run time: 94 minutes
This website contains information on the film including a synopsis, photos, and a downloadable study guide.

Let Me Go
Blackstone Audiobooks (audiobook)
D805.G3 S382613 2004 ab Check availability
Gr. 9-12
The extraordinary memoir of a daughter's final encounter with her mother, a former SS guard at Auschwitz.
Run time: 270 minutes

Living On: Tennesseans Remembering the Holocaust
Nashville Public Television
D804.5.T45 2005 Check availability
Not Rated
Tennessee's Holocaust survivors and Liberators share their personal experiences for future generations through their own world.
Run time: not listed

Prisoner of Her Past
Kartemquin Films
RC552.P67 P75 2010 Check availability
Not Rated
Prisoner of Her Past tells the haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich.
Run time: 57 minutes

Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit: The Story of Judy Meisel
Sirena Films Production
DS135.L53 M44 1998 Check availability
Not Rated
A Holocaust survivor from Lithuania, Judith Meisel, discusses her experiences during World War II.
Run time: 60 minutes

New Yorker Video
PN1995.9.H53 V69 2005 Check availability
Not Rated
From Poland to Paris to Tel Aviv, an intimate and personal story of the quests of three contemporary Jewish women whose lives and intertwining destinies create a moving and poignant story of survival.
Run time: 115 minutes

Articles & Websites:

Anti-Defimation League
This guide gives suggestions on what to do before and after reading in addition to classroom activities.

Children of the Holocaust
This website gives the stories of three child survivors of the Holocaust.

Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust
Maintained by the British Library, these recordings are powerful personal accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish survivors living in Britain. This collection contains interviews from two oral history projects, the Living Memory of the Jewish Community (C410) and the Holocaust Survivors' Centre Interviews (C830).

"A Race to Preserve the Voices of Holocaust's Last Survivors: As Witnesses Die, Historians Find Reality of Tragedy Harder to Convey", Wall Street Journal (online), Dec. 5, 2013, 10:30pm ET
This article points out the rapid decline in numbers of survivors who can bear witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust.

The Story of the S.S. St. Louis (1939)
This website gives the background on the ill-fated passengers of this ship and links to primary resource materials about the voyage.