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36 Eye-Opening Books About the Holocaust

From firsthand accounts to comprehensive studies, these books examine the tragedies of the Holocaust.

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The Crate

The Crate

By Deborah Vadas Levison

Geographies of the Holocaust

Geographies of the Holocaust

By Anne Kelly Knowles, Tim Cole and Alberto Giordano

The War Against the Jews, 1933–1945

The War Against the Jews, 1933–1945

By Lucy S. Dawidowicz

The End of the Holocaust

The End of the Holocaust

By Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Reframing Holocaust Testimony

Reframing Holocaust Testimony

By Noah Shenker

Blowback

Blowback

By Christopher Simpson

All Honorable Men

All Honorable Men

By James Stewart Martin

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999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

By Heather Dune Macadam

But You Did Not Come Back

But You Did Not Come Back

By Marceline Loridan-Ivens

Fragments of Isabella

Fragments of Isabella

By Isabella Leitner

Jack and Rochelle

Jack and Rochelle

By Jack Sutin and Rochelle Sutin

Were We Our Brothers' Keepers?

Were We Our Brothers' Keepers?

By Haskel Lookstein

In the Name of Humanity

In the Name of Humanity

By Max Wallace

Survival in the Shadows

Survival in the Shadows

By Barbara Lovenheim

The Holocaust

The Holocaust

By Martin Gilbert

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

By Samuel Schalkowsky

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Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

By Timothy Snyder

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The Complete Maus

By Art Speigelman

Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

By Richard Rashke

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This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

By Tadeusz Borowksi

Roman's Journey

Roman's Journey

By Roman Halter

At the Mind’s Limits

At the Mind’s Limits

By Jean Améry

Voyage of the Damned

Voyage of the Damned

By Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

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Eichmann in Jerusalem

By Hannah Arendt

Imprisoned

Imprisoned

By Arturo Benvenutti

Resistance

Resistance

By Israel Gutman

Never Again

Never Again

By Martin Gilbert

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Man's Search for Meaning

By Viktor Frankl

The House at Ujazdowskie 16

The House at Ujazdowskie 16

By Karen Auerbach

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In the Garden of Beasts

By Erik Larson

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The Diary of a Young Girl

By Anne Frank

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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

By Peter Hayes

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The Crime and the Silence

By Anna Bikont

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Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945: The Years of Extermination

By Saul Friedlander

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Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949

By David Cesarani