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Listed: WWII Holocaust Memoirs, Diaries, etc.

This past week, I read the utterly heartbreaking and yet hope-inspiring memoir of Millie Werber, Two Rings: A Story of Love and War. Since then, it hasn’t much left my mind – in it, she tells of how she was a young Jewish girl growing up in Poland during WWII. It’s an amazing book, and I’m going to be posting about it in full in a couple of days. In the meantime, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on the subject, and it has led me to look at other similar nonfiction books, bringing about this week’s Listed topic: memoirs, diaries, etc of Holocaust victims and survivors.

  1. Two Rings: A Story of Love and War by Millie Werber and Eve Keller. Originally Published 2012. LT.
  2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Originally Published 1947. LT.
  3. Night by Elie Wiesel. Originally Published 1955. LT.
  4. We are Witnesses: Five Diaries Of Teenagers Who Died In The Holocaust by Jacob Boas. Originally Published 1995. LT.
  5. The Diary of Peter Ginz by Peter Ginz. Originally Published 2007. LT.
  6. An Interrupted Life by Etty Hillesum. Originally Published 1981. LT.
  7. All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein. Originally Published 1957. LT.
  8. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal. Originally Published 2007. LT.
  9. I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson. Originally Published 1997. LT.
  10. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi. Originally Published 1958. LT.

Have you read any books on this topic? What were they and would you recommend them?

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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:35 am January 23, 2012.
Category: Listed

  • Kailana

    I really should read more books on this subject. I think from your list I have only read Night… Two Rings sounds good, though. I imagine I will be wanting a copy of that one.