Nonfiction » History » Holocaust

Jacob's Courage: A Holocaust Love Story
By
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 288,920. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jacob's Courage is a tender coming of age love story of two young adults during the Holocaust. This historical novel explores the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are murdered. From despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.
Legacy of Life: A Memoir of the Holocaust
By
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by Henschel Haus Publishing, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Israel Joe Sachs recounts his Jewish childhood in Poland, followed by his personal story of survival through nearly six horrifying years of Nazi terror. Most of his family members died in the Holocaust, but he was spared by “The Invisible Hand of God.” Although survivors are scarred forever, “Witnessing a new generation rising from the ashes of the Holocaust uplifted our souls.”
Faith and Courage in a Time of Trouble
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,570. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
This book tells the story of a nominally Jewish Belgian family who spent more than four years during the Second World War as refugees in the south of France. The narrator was five years old when the family left Brussels and ten when they returned. At first, the family lived openly in a rented farm, supporting themselves as farmers. But they eventually had to go into hiding and were sheltered...
Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey from Torah to Constitution
By
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 115,380. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
A renowned historian examines the special contributions of rabbis and lawyers to American Jewish acculturation. Based on extensive research in U.S. and Israeli archives, his analysis of how lawyers displaced rabbis as community leaders in the 20th century illuminates a decisive moment in U.S Jewish history, and shows how law became deified, to the point of slighting the Holocaust and Zionism.
Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin
By
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,530. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Berlin--East and West, day and night--in the 80s before the Wall fell. Through the eyes of a U.S. philosophy student. And Jewish, which makes for moments awkward, poignant, crass, funny, and always lurking. A city was divided, America the occupier, and the cigarettes not named Salem because it sounds too Jewish. The debut memoirs from the author of Moral Clarity, a N.Y. Times "2008 Notable Book."
Evacuation To Central Asia (Jews Escape from the Nazis and Soviets)
By
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 47,240. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
This is a different World War II perpective. People fled deep into the Soviet Union and into the Central Asian Republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan to avoid the terror of the invading German Army.The book codifies historical facts and testimonies of many Jews and other refugees who managed to survive the war. Included are six original testimonies of children.
Brothers at War: Israel and the Tragedy of the Altalena
By
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
At the dawn of the Israeli state, the tragic sinking of the Israeli ship Altalena--by Israeli commandos no less--threatened to tear the new country apart, and has lessons still for its politics and peace. The first book in English on the event, and by a historian, this book tells the story, and the present profound implications, of a moment in the birth of modern Israel, with much relevance still.
Bitter Freedom: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Gihon River Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Remarkable first-person story of survival in Nazi occupied Poland. Narrowly escaping the Nazi sweep in Southern Poland, Jafa Wallach and her husband, Natan, a physician, were able to send their four-year-old daughter to safety (they prayed) while they themselves—along with two of Jafa's brothers—managed to dig a shallow hole in the ground beneath the cellar of an heroic Polish mechanic's shop.
Sala - More than a Survivor
By
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
This is the touching and inspirational story of Sala Lewis, who at age ten was left alone to wander the streets of Poland after her family was taken away by the Nazis. Sala had been out with her friends and came home to find her family gone and the apartment where she lived sealed off. Everything she possessed was no longer hers. She had no family, no clothes, no food, nothing ...
Amidst the Shadows of Trees: A Holocaust Child’s Survival in the Partisans
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Gihon River Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Miriam M. Brysk’s memory is remarkably sharp, distinguishing this memoir from many others. At 7, she and her parents escaped the Lida ghetto to join Jewish partisans in the Lipiczany Forest. Hunted by German soldiers, she experienced childhood terror that lingers with her. Her father, a surgeon, saved hundreds of lives and helped build and supervise a partisan hospital in the swamps of the forest.
Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story
By
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 40,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
At the tender age of 16, Klara Wizel had a picturesque life with a loving and supportive family. There was no way to know that the Holocaust was creeping toward her and that soon this young Hungarian Jew would be fighting for her life due to the most notorious doctor of the 20th century, Dr. Josef Mengele. Hers is the only story on record of having been selected for death then escaping.
Daughters of Absence
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A collection of essays by daughters of Holocaust survivors. Despite the unique pressures of being the daughters of "survivors," the contributors have thrived and made the most of their lives, but not in stereotypical ways. Instead, they chose ways that combine compassion with courage, and success with celebration. The result is an uplifting and inspiring book from a group of very inspiring women.
Zwischen Weltkrieg und Staatsvertrag
By
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,520. Language: German. Published: April 7, 2012 by Edition Tirol. Category: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
In diesem Buch geht es nicht um Dichtung, sondern um die Rekonstruktion der als Kind erfahrenen Geschichte. Hier meldet sich ein Autor zu Wort, den seine Kindheitserlebnisse zwischen seinem vierten und zwölften Lebensjahr seit sechzig Jahren beschäftigen.
The Woman Without a Number
By
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,080. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Woman Without a Number is the inspirational story of holocaust survivor Iby Knill, whose early childhood was spent in Czechoslovakia before her parents - alarmed at the persecution of Jews in Germany - smuggled her over the border to Hungary. Caught by the Security Police, Iby was then imprisoned, tortured and sent to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, but lived to tell her remarkable tale.
Eye of the Eagle: The True Story of an American Hero
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In World War II, most aviation pilots were armed with many weapons. But in the US Air Force reconnaissance squadron, these men flew ongoing missions over enemy lines, photographing enemy targets before and after they were bombed – facing onslaughts of enemy fighters and armed with -- a camera!
Gasoline To Patton: A Different War
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In late July 1944, WWII, General Patton's Third Army armor moved so fast across France they left their supply lines behind and had to wait five days for fuel---fuel diverted to General Montgomery's slower armor. Why? This exhaustively researched book by a retired U.S. Brigadier General asks this: Might WWII have ended seven months earlier in 1944, if politics had not favored Monty over Patton?
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. More than just a harrowing tale of survival and hope. What makes this story special is its unique three-dimensional depth. A retired Rabbi and educator, the author masterfully weaves personal memoir into historical context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition. Dov Beril Edelstein was Auschwitz inmate #A7868. This is his story.
Spirit Over Steel - A Chronology of the Second World War
By
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 177,030. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The largest, most complex and most destructive war humanity has yet fought, the Second World War escapes easy description. Spirit over Steel is more than just a chronology of the war's main events, it also weaves in hundreds of individual threads into the tapestry of the whole conflict and yet never loses sight of the overall picture.
Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg
By
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 139,470. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
This never-before told story reveals Wallenberg's detention by the Russians and relates the legal and diplomatic efforts of the author, Morris Wolff, and others to gain (or impede) his release from the Soviet Union. Playing a role in the saga are such participants as Chief Justice John Roberts, President Richard Nixon, President Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger and Leonid Brezhnev.
Cazando hienas. Simón Wiesenthal, el Mossad y los criminales de guerra
By
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,420. Language: Spanish. Published: December 13, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
En un texto de lectura apasionante y conmovedora, se narra la vida de Simon Wiessenthal, sobreviviente de varios campos de concrentración alemanes, quien dedicara su vida a localizar y llevar al banquillo de los acusados a algunos de los nazis responsables de tanto dolor.