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21.12.20

Suggested Reading

Whether you are a student or simply reading to broaden your knowledge, we have put together a list of fiction and non-fiction books that will help develop your understanding of the Holocaust.

 

Adult

Fiction

  • Kommandant’s Girl – Pam Jenoff
  • Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife – Diane Ackerman
  • Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

Non-fiction and testimony

  • A Detail of History – Arek Hersh
  • Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin – Timothy Snyder
  • Denying the Holocaust – Deborah Lipstadt
  • Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews – David Cesarani
  • Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust – Lyn Smith
  • Hitler, the Germans and the Final Solution – Ian Kershaw
  • Hitler’s Furies – Wendy Lower
  • If This Is Man – Primo Levi
  • Marching into Darkness – Waitman Beorn
  • The Holocaust – Martin Gilbert
  • The Holocaust Sites of Europe – Martin Winstone
  • The Righteous – Martin Gilbert
  • The SS: A Warning From History – Guido Knopp
  • The Woman Without a Number – Iby Knill

Years 7 – 11

  • Annexed – Sharon Dogar
  • If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi
  • Maus – Art Speigelman
  • Once, Then, After & Now (four-part series) – Morris Gleitzman
  • Rutka’s Notebook – Rutka Laskier
  • The Book Theif – Markus Zusak
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II – Michael Rosen
  • Survivors of the Holocaust – Kath Shackleton & Zane Whittingham

Years 5 and 6

  • Anne Frank – Josephine Poole & Angela Barett
  • Emil and Karl – Yankev Glatshteyn
  • Hitler’s Canary – Sandi Toksvig
  • Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
  • One Small Suitcase – Barry Turner
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II – Michael Rosen
  • Survivors of the Holocaust – Kath Shackleton & Zane Whittingham

This is just a small selection of titles that we can suggest. If you need further advice please email helc@hud.ac.uk