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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 » 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.
My Brother's Voice: How a Young Hungarian Boy Survived the Holocaust: A True Story by Stephen Nasser
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Stephen Nasser somehow dug deep within his soul to survive the brutal and inhumane treatment his captors inflicted on the Jews. He was the only one of his family to survive--but the memory of his brother's dying words compelled him to live. Stephen's account of the Holocaust is told in the refreshingly direct and optimistic language of a young boy.
Worlds Torn Asunder: A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience by Dov Beril Edelstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, 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.
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 » 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.
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 » 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?
In the Face of Evil by Tema Merback
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,920. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
In the Face of Evil is the extraordinary true story of a young girl’s coming of age. and a National Jewish Book Award Finalist. It is a timeless story of the upheavals of war, the tenacious endurance of love and the resilience of the human spirit. It is an epic journey through the nightmare of the Holocaust—the single most defining moment in modern history.
Adventurers Against Their Will: Extraordinary World War II Stories of Survival, Escape, and Connection-Unlike Any Others by Joanie Schirm
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,540. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
2013 Global Ebook Award Winner: Nonfiction Biography Sorting through her parents belongings after their deaths, Joanie Holzer Schirm discovered an extraordinary lost world. Hand-written on faded and brittle stationary, stamped by censors, were 400 letters from 78 correspondents-along with carbon copies of the letters her Czech father had sent to them during World War II. An unforgettable story!
The Next Chapter by Tom Bunzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
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.
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 » 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.
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 » 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!
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 » 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 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 » 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.
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.”
Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin by Susan Neiman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,530. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust, 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."
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 » 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.
Jacob's Courage: A Holocaust Love Story by Charles Weinblatt
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 288,920. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2009. Categories: 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.