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All the books within this LibGuide will be located at the entrance to Adams Library on Level 3 for the duration of the exhibit. If you are looking for more books on the topic, use the instructions below.
If the record for a book indicates it is AVAILABLE you can locate the book in the circulating collection of the Library. Not sure where it is in the building? Use the Location Guides posted near the Reference Desk to check by the call number you found in the Library Catalog.
Books on Holocaust history will generally have call numbers beginning with "D" and be shelved on Level 1B. Biographies will be found on the same level with call numbers beginning with "CT."
“Escape was not our goal since it was so unrealistic. What we wanted was to survive, to live long enough to tell the world what had happened in Buchenwald.” -- Jack Werber
The Auschwitz Album by Peter Hellman; Lilly Meier
Publication Date: 1981-11-12
Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo; Rosette C. Lamont (Translator); Lawrence A. Langer (Introduction by)In March 1942, French police arrested Charlotte Delbo and her husband, the resistance leader Georges Dudach, as they were preparing to distribute anti-German leaflets in Paris. The French turned them over to the Gestapo, who imprisoned them. Dudach was executed by firing squad in May; Delbo remained in prison until January 1943, when she was deported to Auschwitz and then to Ravensbruck, where she remained until the end of the war. This book - Delbo's vignettes, poems and prose poems of life in the concentration camp and afterwards - is a literary memoir. It is a document by a female resistance leader, a non-Jew and a writer who transforms the experience of the Holocaust into prose.
Publication Date: 1995-04-26
The Holocaust by Jack R. FischelDesigned for secondary school and college student research, this work is a readable history and ready-reference guide to the Holocaust based on the most recent scholarship. It provides the reader with an overview of Nazi Germany's attempt to exterminate world Jewry. Fischel, a leading authority on the Holocaust, combines narrative description, analytical essays, a timeline of events, lengthy biographical profiles, and the text of key primary documents relating to the Nazi plan for the Final Solution to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the causative factors and major events and personalities that shaped the Nazi genocide. A glossary of key terms, selected tables, and an annotated bibliography of recommended further reading will aid student research. Topical essays designed for the student and general reader provide an accessible historical overview and analysis of Hitler and the Jews, the racial state, genocide, the Final Solution, and resistance to the Nazis. Fischel explains the factors that led to the Holocaust, the implementation of the decision to exterminate the Jews, the response of the free world and the Papacy, the role of righteous gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews, and the resistance of the Jews to their fate under the Nazis. Biographical sketches provide valuable information on the key personalities among both the Nazis and Allies, and the text of key primary documents brings the Nazis blatant plan for genocide to stark reality. In providing valuable information, analysis, and ready-reference features, this work is a one-stop resource on the Holocaust for students, teachers, library media specialists, and interested readers.
Publication Date: 1998-03-25
The Holocaust in History by Michael R. MarrusA distinguished scholar offers a comprehensive and thought-provoking evaluation of historians' understanding of the Holocaust.
Publication Date: 1987-11-01
Resistance of the Heart by Nathan StoltzfusThis story of resistance to the Nazis took place in Berlin in 1943. In February some 10,000 Jews were rounded up by the Gestapo, and most were transported to Auschwitz. Nearly 2000, however, who were married to Aryan Germans, were imprisoned in a detention centre on the Rosenstrasse. They were saved by a protest vigil by their spouses, who, in spite of threats by the police and the Gestapo, maintained their vigil until the authorities relented and released their Jewish captives.
Publication Date: 1996-11-01
Witness to the Holocaust by Azriel Eisenberg
Publication Date: 1981-02-01
Writing As Resistance by Rachel Feldhay BrennerIn this moving account of the life, work, and ethics of four Jewish women intellectuals in the world of the Holocaust, Rachel Feldhay Brenner explores the ways in which these women sought to maintain their faith in humanity while aware of intensifying destruction. She argues that through their written responses of autobiographical self-assertion, Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, and Etty Hillesum resisted the Nazi terror in ways that defy its horrifying dehumanization. Personal identity crises engendered the intellectual-spiritual acts of autobiographical self-searching for each of these women. About to become a nun in 1933, Edith Stein embarked on her autobiography as a daughter of a Jewish family. Fleeing France and deportation in 1942, Simone Weil examined her inner struggle with faith and the Church in her "Spiritual Autobiography." Hiding for more than two years in the attic, Anne Frank poignantly confided in her diary about her efforts to become a better person. Having volunteered as a social worker in Westerbork, Etty Hillesum searched her soul for love in the reality of terror. In each case, autobiographical writing becomes an act of defiance that asserts humanity in a dehumanized/dehumanizing world. By focusing on the four women's accomplishments as intellectuals, writers, and thinkers, Brenner's account liberates them from other posthumous treatments that depict them as symbols of altruism, sanctity, and victimization. Her approach also elucidates the particular predicament of Western Jewish intellectuals who trusted the ideals of the Enlightenment and believed in human fellowship. While suffering the terror of physical annihilation decreed by the Final Solution, these Jews had to contend with their exclusion from the world that they considered theirs. On yet another level, this study of four extraordinary life stories contributes to a deeper understanding of the postwar development of ethical, theological, and feminist thought. In showing concern about a world that had ceased to care for them, Stein, Weil, Frank, and Hillesum demonstrated that the meaning of human existence consisted in the responsibility for the other, in the protection of the suffering God, in the primary value of relatedness through empathy. Arguing that their ethical tenets anticipated the thought of such postwar thinkers as Levinas, Fackenheim, Tillich, Arendt, and Nodding, Brenner proposes that the breakup of the humanist tradition of the Enlightenment in the Holocaust engendered the postwar exploration of humanist potential in self-givenness to the other.
Publication Date: 1997-05-01
Nazism Resistance and Holocaust in World War II by Vera Laska
Publication Date: 1985-02-28
The Holocaust : an annotated bibliography by Harry J. Cargas