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Suggested Reading for Adults

Learning

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.

Fiction

  • Kommandant’s Girl – Pam Jenoff
  • Night – Elie Weisel
  • Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Man in the High Castle – Philip K Dick
  • The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife – Diane Ackerman

Non-Fiction and Testimony

  • A Detail of History – Arek Hersh
  • Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin – Timothy Snyder
  • Born Survivors – Wendy Holden
  • Denying the Holocaust – Deborah Lipstadt
  • Eva’s Story – Eva Schloss
  • 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 – Laurence Rees
  • The Holocaust – Martin Gilbert
  • The Holocaust Sites of Europe – Martin Gilbert
  • The Righteous – Martin Gilbert
  • The SS: A Warning From History – Guido Knopp
  • The Woman Without a Number – Iby Knill

If you have any questions please get in touch with us via email at helc@hud.ac.uk. Take a look at our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages where we’ll be sharing more ideas and resources for home learning.