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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."
“I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” -- Anne Frank
All but My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein"All But My Life" is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of "all but her life." By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Gerda's beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. It introduces them to last century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome.
Publication Date: 1995-03-30
Anne Frank by Sid Jacobson; Ernie ColónDrawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam,New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Hannah Senesh, her life & diary by Hannah Senesh; Marta Cohn (Translator); Abba Eban (Introduction by)Israel's national heroine, Senesh returned to her native HUngary in 1943 to help rescue Jews. She was captured by the Nazi's and executed at the age of 23.
Publication Date: 1973-03-12
In Kindling Flame by Linda AtkinsonA 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.
Publication Date: 1985-02-01
Mendel's Daughter by Martin Lemelman; Gusta LemelmanSometimes your memories are not your own.Just as Art Spiegelman'sMauspresented a dramatic new framework from which to view the Holocaust,Mendel's Daughtercombines an unforgettable true story with elegant, haunting illustrations to shed new light on one of history's darkest periods. In 1989, Martin Lemelman videotaped his mother, Gusta, as she opened up about her childhood in 1930s Poland and her eventual escape from Nazi persecution. Now, inMendel's Daughter, Lemelman lovingly transcribes his mother's harrowing testimony, and he brings her narrative to life with his own powerful black-and-white drawings, interspersed with reproductions of actual photos, documents and other relics from that unsettled era. The result is a wholly original, authentic and moving account of hope and survival in a time of despair.Mendel's Daughteropens with a picture of shtetl life, filled with homey images that evoke the richness of foods and flowers, of family and friends and Jewish tradition. Soon, however, Gusta's girlhood is cut short as her family becomes witness to the rise of Hitler, rumors of war, invasion, occupation, roundups and pogroms. We follow Gusta into flight, hiding and survival into the unfolding uncertainty of those terrible times.As solemn and as hopeful as a prayer,Mendel's Daughteris Martin Lemelman is testament to Gustas bravery and a celebration of her perseverance. The devastatingly simple power of a mother's words and a son's illustrations combine to create a work that is both intensely personal and universally resonant.