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Class Readings

Below is a list of class readings recommended for grades 4-12.

Grades 4-6

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Anne Frank. New York: Holiday House, 1993.

Adler, David A. We Remember the Holocaust. New York: Henry Holt, 1989.

Auerbacher, Inge. I Am A Star: Child of the Holocaust. New York: Prentice Hall, 1986.

Baldwin, Margaret. The Boys Who Saved the Children. New York: Messner, 1981.

Chaikin, Miriam. A Nightmare in History: The Holocaust, 1933-1945. New York: Clarian Books, 1987.

Friedman, Ina. Escape or Die. New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1985.

Friedman, Ina. The Other Victims. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

Innocenti, Roberto. Rose Blanche. Mankat, Minn.: Creative Education, 1985.

Levitin, Sonia. Journey to America. 2d ed. New York: Atheneum, 1993.

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

Meltzer, Milton. Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Reuter, Elisabeth. Best Friends. New York: Yellow Brick Road Press,1993.

Suhl, Yuri. Uncle Misha’s Partisans. New York: Four Winds Press,1973.

Volavkova, Hana, ed. I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, 1942-1944. 2d ed. New York: Schocken, 1993.

Yolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic. New York: Viking Kestrel, 1988.

Junior High School/Young Adults

Altshuler, David. Hitler’s War Against the Jews. New York: Behrman House, 1978.

Arnold, Caroline, and Hermine Silverstein. Anti-Semitism: A Modern Perspective. New York: Julian Messner, 1985.

Benisch, Pearl. To Vanquish the Dragon. New York: Feldheim, 1991.

Bernbaum, Israel. My Brother’s Keeper : The Holocaust through the Eyes of an Artist. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1985.

Bernheim, Mark. Father of the Orphans: The Story of Janusz Korczak. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1989.

Dobroszycki, Lucjan and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Image Before My Eyes: A Photgraphic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864-1939. New York: Schocken Books, 1977.

Drucker, Olga. Kindertransport. New York: Holt, 1992.

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl. Rev. ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1967. (Also available in Large-Print, English-as-a-Second-Language, and numerous foreign language editions.)

Friedman, Ina. The Other Victims: First Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1990. Gies, Miep. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987.

Issacman, Clara and Joan A. Grossman. Clara’s Story. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1984.

Landau, Elaine. We Survived the Holocaust. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.

Larsen, Anita. Raoul Wallenberg: Missing Diplomat. New York: Crestwood House, 1992

Meltzer, Milton. Never to Forget. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Meltzer, Milton. Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust. New York: Harper Collins Children’s Books, 1991.

Nicholson, Michael and David Winner. Raoul Wallenberg. Ridgefield, Connecticut: Morehouse, 1990.

Noble, Iris. Nazi Hunter, Simon Wiesenthal. New York: Julius Messner, 1979.

Ramati, Alexander. And the Violins Stopped Playing: A Story of the Gypsy Holocaust. New York: Franklin Watts, 1986.

Richter, Hans. Friedrich. New York: Puffin Books, 1987.

Rogasky, Barbara: Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust. New York, Holiday House, 1988.

Sierakowiak, David. The Diary of David Sierakowiak. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Toll, Nelly S. Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood. New York: Dial Books, 1993.

Verhoeven, Rian, and Ruud Van Der Rol. Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary. New York: Studio Books, 1993.

Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Bantam, 1982.

Zar, Rose. In the Mouth of the Wolf. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Journal, 1983.

High School/Adults

Adelson, Alan and Robert Lapides, eds. Lodz Ghett Inside a Community Under Siege. New York: Viking Penguin, 1991.

Appelfeld, Aharon. To The Land of the Cattails. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986.

Arad, Yitzhak, Yisrael Gutman, and Abraham Margaliot, eds. Documents on the Holocaust: Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, in cooperation with the Anti-Defamation League and Ktav Publishing House, 1981.

The Auschwitz Album. New York: Random House, 1981.

Block, Gay, and Malka Drucker. Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. Holmes & Meier, 1992.

Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Dafni, Reuven, and Yehudit Kleiman. Final Letters: From the Victims of the Holocaust. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Dawidowicz, Lucy S., ed. A Holocaust Reader. New York: Behrman House, 1976.

Dawidowicz, Lucy S., ed. A Holocaust Reader. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1986.

Dawidowicz, Lucy S., ed. From That Place and Time. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1989.

Dawidowicz, Lucy S., ed. The Golden Tradition: Jewish Life and Though in Eastern Europe. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967.

Dobroszychi, Lucjan, ed. The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto 1941 – 1944. New Haven: Yale University

Doneson, Judith E. Holocaust in American Film. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1987.

Dwork, Deborah. Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Eliach, Yaffa. Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust. New York: Vintage Books, 1988.

Epstein, Helen. Children of the Holocaust. New York: Viking Penguin, 1988.

Feingold, Henry. The Politics of Rescue: The Roosevelt Administration and the Holocaust. New York: Schocken, 1980.

Flendus, Harold. Resource in Denmark. New York: Anti-Defiance League, 1963.

Gallagher, Hugh Gregory. By Trust Betrayed: Patients, Physicians and The License to Kill in the Third Reich. Vandaermere Press, 1994.

Geltarely, Roleen. The Gestapo and German Society: Exploring Racial Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Glatstein, Jacob, Israel Knox, and Samuel Marghoshes, eds. Anthology of Holocaust Literature. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1969.

Grossman, Mendel. With a Camera in the Ghetto. New York: Schocken, 1977.

Gutnam, Israel and Michael Berenbaum, eds. Anatomy of The Auschwitz Death Camp. Bloomington: Indiana University Publishers, 1994.

Hallie, Philip. Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Hass, Aaron. In the Shadow of the Holocaust. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Herzer, Ivo, ed. The Italian Refuge: Rescue of the Jews During the Holocaust. The Catholic University of America Press, 1989.

Herzstein, Robert E. Roosevelt and Hitler: Prelude to War. New York: John Wiley and Jones, 1994.

Kalib, Goldie Szachter. The Last Selection: A Child’s Journey through the Holocaust. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1991.

Kaplan, Chaim. The Warsaw Diuary of Chaim A. Kaplan. Rev. ed. New York: Collier Books, 1973. Note: Published earlier under the title Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

Kennealy, Thomas. Schindler’s List. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Klein, Gerda Weissman. All But My Life (revised edition). New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.

Lagnado, Lucette Matalon, and Sheila Cohn Dekel. Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1991.

Langer, Lawrence L. Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Laska, Veva. Women in The Resistance and in The Holocaust: The Voices of Eyewitnesses. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1983.

Leitner, Isabella. Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz. New York: Dell, 1983.

Lengyel, Olga. Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz. New York: Howard Fertig, 1983; reprint of Chicag Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., 1947.

Lester, Elenore. Wallenberg, the Man in the Iron Web. Engelwood Cliffs, N.J.:P rentice Hall, 1982.

Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz. New York: Macmillan, 1987.

Lewin, Rhoda G. Witness to the Holocaust: An Oral History. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1990.

Lifton, Robert J. The Nazi Doctors. New York: Basic Books, 1988.

Lipstadt, Deborah. Beyond Belief. New York: The Free Press, 1993.

Lipstadt, Deborah. Denying the Holocaust. New York: The Free Press, 1993.

Loshitzky, Yosefa, ed. Spielberg’s Holocaust: Critical Perspectives on Schindler’s List. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

Marrus, Michael R. and Robert O. Paxton. Vichy France and the Jews. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1981.

Meed, Vladka. On Both Sides of the Wall. New York: Holocaust Publ., 1979.

Millu, Liana. Smoke Over Birkenau. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1991.

Mosse, George. Nazi Culture: A Documentary History. New York: Schocken, 1981.

Nyiszli, Miklós. Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account. New York: F. Fell, 1960.

Patterson, Charles. Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond. New York: Walker, 1982.

Plant, Richard. The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals. New York: Henry Holt, 1986.

Ringelbaum, Emmanuel. Notes From the Warsaw Ghetto. New York: Schocken Books, 1974.

Rittner, Carol and Sondra Meyers. The Courage to Care: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. New York: University Press, 1989.

Rubinowicz, Dawid. The Diary of Dawid Rubinowicz. Edmonds, Wash.: Creative Options, 1982.

Segev, Tom. The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.

Senesh, Hannah. Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary. New York: Schocken Books, 1972.

Shirer, William. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960.

Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. New York: Pantheon, 1986.

Spiegelman, Art. Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began. New York: Pantheon, 1991.

Suhl, Yuri. They Fought Back: The Story of Jewish Resistance in Nazi Europe. New York: Schocken Books, 1967.

Taylor, Telford. The Authority of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.

Tec, Nehama. Dry Tears, Story of a Lost Childhood. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Tec, Nehama. Where Light Pierced the Darkness. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Vishniac, Roman. A Vanished World. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983.

Vrba, Rudolph. I Cannot Forgive. New York: Grover Press, 1964.

Wiesenthal, Simon. The Sunflower. New York: Schocken Books, 1977.

Wyman, David. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust1941-1945. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Yahil, Leni. The Rescue of Danish Jewry: Test of a Democracy. Jewish Publication Society, 1969.

Zucotti, Susan. The Italians and the Holocaust: Persecution, Rescue and Survival. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Zuroff, Efraim. Occupation: Nazi Hunter; The Continuing Search for Perpetrators of the Holocaust. Hoboken, N.J.: Ktav, 1994; Los Angeles: Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1994.