Holocaust Books, DVDs & VHS Cassettes

Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017

ZEGOTA: The Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland 1942-1945
By Irene Tomaszewski and Tecia Werbowski
"Zegota" was the cryptonym for the clandestine group of rescuers in Poland. Amazing stories of courage and heroism. Many rescuers were children and young adults. Excellent!
Jews in Poland: A Documentary History
By Iwo Pogonowski, Richard Pipes
Poland: A Long-term Haven for Jews. Despite the friction and mutual prejudices which sometimes developed between Poles and Jews, the fact remains that Poland was historically one of the most tolerant nations in the world for Jews. Eighty percent of the world's Jews, at one time, lived in Poland.
Poland's Holocaust
By Tadeusz Piotrowski
Award-winning book. Extensive documentation. Excellent source for students. Gives much more understanding of the complicated issues of this volatile time than available in the media.
The Long Walk
By Slavomir Rawicz
A true story of a trek to freedom tells how a group of men walked over 4,000 miles to escape a Soviet labor camp in Siberia. "Their march through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man's desire to be free." NYT - Also on audio cassette
Jews and Poles in World War II
By Stefan Korbonski
Hardcover - 136 pages Hippocrene Books - Highly recommended!
The Kommandant's Mistress
By Sherri Szeman
Paperback - 280 pages (September 2000)
Martyrs of Charity
A Christian and Jewish Response to the Holocaust. The book lists the names of 3,000 of the more than 50,000 Christian Poles killed by the Germans for assisting Jews during the Holocaust
Children of the Flames
Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
Nazi doctor Josef Mengele subjected some 3,000 twins to medical experiments of unspeakable horror; only 160 survived. Eight pages of photographs.
Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany
By Hans J. Massaquoi
Of mixed African‑German parentage, Hans, came of age in Nazi Germany. He depicts the trauma of his childhood, and his improbable survival of it, in a startling memoir.
Jan Karski: The Man Who Tried to Stop the Holocaust
By E. Stephen Woods
A clandestine liaison officer of the Polish underground infiltrated both the Warsaw Ghetto and a German concentration camp and then carried the first eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust to a mostly disbelieving West.
Men With the Pink Triangle : True, Life-And-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps
By Heinz Heger, et al
The unimaginable cruelty of those in command -- are all here. This book is harrowing but necessary reading for everyone concerned about gay history, human rights, or social justice." - Michael Bronski
Facing the Lion - Memoirs Of A Young Girl in Nazi Europe
By Simone Arnold Liebster
A reader from Patterson, N.Y., USA says: "This excellent autobiography provides a glimpse into the life and trials of a girl and her family who found themselves facing the wrath of Hitler. As members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, they refused to support Hitler's war machine and so the Nazis vowed to exterminate the group.
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
By Irene Opdyke
An intimate and compelling memoir of a 17-year old Polish Catholic nursing student who began by hiding food under a fence to hiding Jews in the villa belonging to a German commander. Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
"Lost Children of Berlin (1997)
Starring: Lost Children of Berlin, Anthony Hopkins, et al. • NTSC format (US and Canada only) • Color, Black & White, NTSC •
The Last Days (1998)
Director: James Moll • NTSC format (US and Canada only) • Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC
The Hiding Place
Starring: James F. Collier, et al. Director: James F. Collier • NTSC format (US and Canada only) • Color, NTSC
Schindler's List (1993) (Widescreen Edition)
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, et al. Director: Steven Spielberg
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
The amazing story of 10,000 children saved! VHS, DVD & book.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, et al. • NTSC format (US and Canada only) • Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Polish Underground State
By Stefan Korbonski
Images from the Holocaust: A Literature Anthology
By Jean E. Brown, Elaine C. Stephens, Janet E. Rubuin
Vengeance of the Swallows
By Tadeusz Piotrowski
A memoir of a Polish family's experience under Soviet occupation and Ukrainian ethnic cleansing in Volhynia, German occupation and deportation to the Reich for forced labor, and the family's postwar emigration to the United States. An outstanding historical document.
Dictionary: Polish-English English-Polish
With complete phonetics, menu terms and business terms by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski
Resistance, imprisonment & forced labor: a Slovene student in World War II (Studies in Modern European History, Vol. 47)
By Metod M. Milac
Resistance, Imprisonment, and Forced Labor recalls the author's struggle for survival as a prisoner and forced laborer following the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941.
Jewish Roots in Poland
Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories, by Miriam Weiner, is a big and beautiful book ... Illustrated with hundreds of antique and contemporary photographs of Polish cities and towns; The depth and scope of its genealogical resource lists will help many Jews find amazing truths about their heritage. Michael Joseph Gross
We Were in Auschwitz
Janusz Nel Siedlecki, Krystyn Olszewski, Tadeusz Borowski
First-hand account of the authors' experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp was first published in 1946 in Polish in a limited edition.

 Especially For Young Readers:

The Nuremberg Trials (Famous Trials Series)
By Earle, Jr Rice
Reading level: Young Adult Library Binding (January 1998) Lucent Books
Anne Frank: The Biography
By Melissa Muller, Melissa Mueller (Translator), Robert Kimber (Translator), Rita Kimber (Translator)
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944
By Hana Volavkova (Editor)
Paperback Revised edition (March 1994) Schocken Books
Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Freidl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
By Susan Goldman Rubin
Reading level: Ages 9-12 School & Library Binding - 48 pages (March 2000) Holiday House
Number the Stars
By Lois Lowry
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 137 pages (April 1989) Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv) Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal.
The Hiding Place
By Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Corrie Ten Boom

 Women In The Holocaust:

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
By Tadeusz Borowski, Barbara Vedder (Translator), Jan Kott (Introduction)
Paperback - 180 pages Reissue edition (August 1992) Penguin USA

 Contemporary Issues:

Ethnic Violence (Contemporary Issues Companion)
Edited by Myra H. Immell - Greenhaven Press
The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies
By Guenter Lewy
A frightening account of Germany's extermination of Gypsies ... An absorbing, well-written and quite readable book by a noted 20th century historian, Guenter Lewy. It is a disturbing, graphic and poignant overview of the Nazi campaign against the Gypsy population of central Europe.
The Forgotten Holocaust
By Richard C. Lukas, Norman Davies
" ... One of the best overviews of the German occupation of Poland. This book explains how it felt to live under the Nazis. The underground press, underground schools, boycotts, posters, attacks on SS officers, plays and movies, cafe life: these details paint a priceless picture." Steven Lee Wiggins

 Books Of Special Interest:

Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust
By Joseph Berger
Hardcover - (April 2001) Scribner
DPs: Europe's Displaced Persons, 1945 - 1951
By Mark Wyman
Reprint edition (April 1998) Cornell Univ Press
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: A Play (One Act)
By Celeste Raspanti
Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. Paperback (July 1980) Dramatic Pub Co.
The Polish Way: A Thousand Year History of Poles and Their Culture
By Adam Zamoyski
Paperback Reprint edition (December 1993) Hippocrene Books
Tramp for the Lord [ABRIDGED]
By Corrie Ten Boom, Nadia May (Reader)
Audio Cassette - 6 pages cassette edition (September 1996) Blackstone Audio Books
The Diary of Anne Frank [UNABRIDGED]
By Anne Frank, Otto H. Frank, Mirjam Pressler (Editor)
Audio Cassette unabridged edition (August 1995) Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
God's Playground: A history of Poland
By Norman Davies
New York Times  Book Review "Superbly readable, rich in detail ... Davies understands and exquisitely conveys the importance of historical consciousness in Polish life ... This is beyond doubt not only the best book on Poland in English ... Anyone writing on Polish affairs- past or present - will have to read it. It is a masterly work."
Polish Orders, Medals, Badges and Insignia
Edited by Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski. Captain, US Air Force Reserve, Retired
This 404-page book of Polish military and civilian decorations from 1705 to 1985 contains 1,631 photos (19 color plates) & data on the awards in each class including the names of persons who received the orders.
(Available directly from author: P.O. Box 291465, Davie, FL 33329 USA Tel/Fax 954-472-0063 $50.00 Includes shipping)