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Faith and Courage in a Time of Trouble by Paul D Pruitt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,570. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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...
Legacy of Life: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Israel Joe Sachs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by Henschel Haus Publishing, Inc.. Categories: 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.”
Les Églises et les Juifs (1933-1945) by Menahem R. Macina
Price: Free! Words: 32,070. Language: French. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
L'auteur illustre le silence, la démission, l’indifférence, ou la complicité chrétiennes d’alors, face à la persécution des juifs, par de nombreuses citations, dûment référencées, de textes choisis en raison de la contemporanéité de leurs auteurs avec les événements de l’époque, ou, s’agissant de documents et d’analyses historiques, en raison de leur pertinence et de leur crédibilité.
Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey from Torah to Constitution by Jerold S. Auerbach
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 115,380. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
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 Susan Neiman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,520. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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."
Brothers at War: Israel and the Tragedy of the Altalena by Jerold S. Auerbach
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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.
Evacuation To Central Asia (Jews Escape from the Nazis and Soviets) by Barbara Michael
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 47,220. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: 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.
Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story by Danny Naten
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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.
Bitter Freedom: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor by Jafa Wallach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Gihon River Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
Amidst the Shadows of Trees: A Holocaust Child’s Survival in the Partisans by Miriam M. Brysk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Gihon River Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
Daughters of Absence by Mindy Weisel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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.
The Woman Without a Number by Iby Knill
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,080. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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.
Hitler’s Religious, Quasi-Religious and Anti-Religious Ideas by Joseph Keysor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,680. Language: American English. Published: May 29, 2014 by apgroup. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Hitler's combination of religious and secular rhetoric has led to diverse interpretations of his fundamental orientation. How can talk about some higher power harmonize with his concept of life as a brutal and amoral struggle for survival?
Eye of the Eagle: The True Story of an American Hero by Norman Miller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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 Albin F. Irzyk, Brigadier General (ret.)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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?
The Christians In The Third Reich by Joseph Keysor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,820. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2014 by apgroup. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
Confusion dominates too many discussions of the churches in Nazi Germany. Germany was not a Christian country but had been deeply influenced by powerful philosophical and scientific forces of secularism for over a century before 1933. The churches themselves were often mere facades of theological liberalism that denied the fundamentals of the faith in very religious-sounding language.
Zwischen Weltkrieg und Staatsvertrag by Josef Thonhauser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,520. Language: German. Published: April 7, 2012 by Edition Tirol. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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.
Spirit Over Steel - A Chronology of the Second World War by John Thompson
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 177,030. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
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 Morris Wolff
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 139,470. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
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.
The Next Chapter by Tom Bunzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,230. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
The Next Chapter is my mother’s personal story of her recovery after imprisonment in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II to retirement in La Jolla; she wrote it at the age of 74 on an electric typewriter. She emphasized that this is not a Holocaust memoir but rather a psychological exploration of what it takes to persevere, survive and try to resume a “normal” life after severe trauma.