ZEGOTA: The Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland 1942-1945
"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!

 

By Irene Tomaszewski and Tecia Werbowski

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.

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

Survivors
of the Holocaust

VHS
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
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 An outstanding historical document.

by Tadeusz Piotrowski

That the Nightingale Return Memoir a teenage girl during the Polish Resistance, the Warsaw Uprising and German P.O.W. Camps. The Sarmatian Review: "A moving story..." by Leokadia Rowinski

Dictionary: Polish-English English-Polish With complete phonetics, menu terms and business terms by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski

Post Traumatic Amnesia
in Holocaust Survivors - Comprehensive Bibliography

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
Firsthand account of the authors' experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp was first published in 1946 in Polish in a limited edition.

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Jews in Poland: A Documentary History
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.

 

by Iwo Pogonowski, Richard Pipes

 

Destined to Witness: Growing Up
Black in Nazi Germany

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.

 

By Hans J. Massaquoi

 

Poland's Holocaust
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.


By Tadeusz Piotrowski

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.
The Long Walk
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

 

By Slavomir Rawicz

Men With the Pink Triangle : True, Life-And-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps
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... 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


Pink Triangle

by Heinz Heger, et al

Jews and Poles in World War II
Hardcover - 136 pages Hippocrene Books - Highly recommended!

by Stefan Korbonski
Your Life is Worth Mine
How Polish Nuns Saved saved hundreds of Jewish children
in German-Occupied Poland, 1939-1945
by Ewa Kurek, Jan Karski

Nuns

The Kommandant's Mistress
by Sherri Szeman. Paperback - 280 pages (September 2000)

Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940 - 1945 Margaret Collins Weitz -

Love Carried Me Home: Women Surviving Auschwitz by Joy Erlichman Miller

Facing the Lion - Memoirs of a...
A reader from Patterson, NY 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.

...Young Girl in Nazi Europe

by Simone Arnold Liebster

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.
In My Hands: 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

Especially for Younger 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: 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 Other Victims First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis
By Ina Freidman

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Corrie Ten Boom

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 1 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 Murderers of Katyn by Vladimir Abarinov. (October 1992) Hippocrene Books

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)

Women in the Holocaust:

Mothers, Sisters, Resisters: Oral Histories of Women Who Survived the Holocaust (Judaic Studies Series (Unnumbered).) by Brana Gurewitsch (Editor), Bonnie Gurewitsch (Editor) -

My Father's House: The Years Before 'The Hiding Place' (Corrie Ten Boom Library) by Corrie Ten Boom, Carole C. Carlson (Contributor) -

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 Story of Two Shtetls .... important book dealing with Polish-Jewish relations in the eastern part of Poland during World War II. PolishCanadian Congress

Bitter Legacy : Polish-American Relations After WWII by Richard C. Lukas

God's Playground
A history of Poland
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."

 

by Norman Davies

The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies
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.


b
y Guenter Lewy

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 Tele/Fax 954-472-0063
$50.00 Includes shipping.

The Forgotten Holocaust
"... 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

Forgotten Holocaust - Book cover
By Richard C. Lukas, Norman Davies