Holocaust Memoirs

  • The Girl in the Check Coat

    The Girl in the Check Coat


    Winecki, Christine

    Christine Winecki is a Holocaust child survivor. In her book she presents the story of her life, starting with the fond memories of her early childhood in south-eastern Poland, and then taking the reader through the turbulent years of the Second World War under Soviet and then German occupation....

  • The Remnant

    The Remnant


    On Burning Wings: To a Displaced Persons Camp and Beyond
    Kesler, Michael G. 

    Throughout the ordeal, Michael Kesler seems to have made all the right choices. Yet as his compelling memoir shows, even the best choices were often accompanied by a deep sense of shame...

  • The Single Light

    The Single Light


    Levy, Ernest

    Ernest Levy, the youngest of eight, was born into a strong Orthodox family and achieved his Bar Mitzvah as Nazism reached into Czechoslovakia and expelled Jews of Hungarian origin back across the border. From there his story takes us through the war years, via Auschwitz, to the labor camps,...

  • Through Blood and Tears

    Through Blood and Tears


    Surviving Hitler and Stalin

    Skorr, Henrik; Sokolov, Ivan

    Henry Skorr shares his extraordinary story of his struggle to survive as a teenager during the Nazi occupation of Poland, his attempts to rescue others, and to maintain humanity in the face of unbelievable evil. He gives a fascinating account of Polish-Jewish life before...

  • Till First Morning Light

    Till First Morning Light


    Tales of Hungarian Jewry

    Barzilai, Yaakov

    Till First Morning Light is an autobiographical novel by a survivor of the Holocaust, the core of which is fact within a novelistic style. The story takes place in three countries - Hungary, Austria and Germany - during the years of Nazi rule. The story depicts...

  • Trust and Deceit

    Trust and Deceit


    A Tale of Survival in Slovakia and Hungary, 1939-1945

    Vrbova, Gerta

    This autobiography describes the dramatic events in Slovakia and Hungary between 1939 and 1945 seen through the eyes of a Jewish child/teenager, Gerti. The rise of fascism in Slovakia destroyed the peaceful co-existence of the Jews with their Slovak neighbours and...

  • Warning and Hope

    Warning and Hope


    The Nazi Murder of European Jewry

    Samelson, William

    Warning and Hope is unique in many ways. It is a well of information about the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other minorities, the global consequences of these acts of terror and the mentality of the perpetrators as well as the victims, and...

  • Wartime Experiences in Lithuania

    Wartime Experiences in Lithuania


    Lozansky Bogomolnaya, Rivka

    Copyright: 11/7/2000

  • Who are you Mr. Grymek?

    Who are you Mr. Grymek?


    Copyright: 6/15/2001

  • With a Yellow Star and a Red Cross

    With a Yellow Star and a Red Cross


    A Doctor in the Lodz Ghetto

    Mostowicz, Arnold

    Described by the book's Polish publisher as a literary take on the author's experience in the Lodz ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps. Arnold Mostowicz, a Polish Jew was a doctor in the Lodz ghetto and intermittently in the camps. He was a witness...