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Selected Bibliography


Adorno, Theodor W. Can One Live After Auschwitz: A Philosophical Reader. Ed. Rolf Tiedemann. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.

Altman, Linda Jacobs. Adolf Hitler: Evil Mastermind of the Holocaust. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2005.

———.Hitler's Rise to Power and the Holocaust. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2003.

Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. New York: Penguin, 1994.

Aronson, Shlomo. Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Bauer, Yehuda, with the assistance of Nili Keren. A History of the Holocaust. Rev. ed. New York: Franklin Watts, 2001.

Benz, Wolfgang, and Barbara Distel. Dachau and the Nazi Terror, 1933–1945. Dachau: Verlag Dachauer Hefte, 2002.

Berenbaum, Michael. A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors. Boston: Bulfinch Press AOL Time Warner Book Group, 2003.

———. The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.

———, ed. Witness to the Holocaust. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

———, and Abraham J. Peck, eds. The Holocaust and History: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.

Bergen, Doris L. War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

Berler, Willy. Journey through Darkness: Monowitz, Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald. Preface by Simon Wiesenthal. Trans. Martine Mitrani and Annette Charak. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2004.

Bloomberg, Marty, and Buckley Barry Barrett. The Jewish Holocaust: An Annotated Guide to Books in English. 2nd ed. San Bernardino, CA: Borgo Press, 1995.

Brett, Lily. The Auschwitz Poems. Illustrated by David Rankin. Brunswick, Australia: Scribe, 1986.

———.Just Like That. Sydney: Pan Macmillan Publishers Australia, 1994.

———.Too Many Men. New York: William Morrow, 2001.

———.What God Wants. Illustrated by David Rankin. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1993.

Browning, Christopher R. Collected Memories: Holocaust History and Postwar Testimony. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

———.Fateful Months: Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1991.

———.Initiating the Final Solution: The Fateful Months of September—October 1941. Washington, DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, 2003.

———.Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

———.Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

———.The Path to Genocide: Essays on Launching the Final Solution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

———, with contributions by Jürgen Matthäus. The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939—March 1942. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

Bukiet, Melvin Jules. After. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

———, ed. Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.

Burleigh, Michael. The Third Reich: A New History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Carr, Steven Alan. Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War II. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

———, and Franklin A. Meyer. Celebrate Life: Hope for a Culture Preoccupied with Death. Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1990.

Cesarani, David. Eichmann: His Life and Crimes. London: W. Heinemann, 2004.

———.A History of the Holocaust. Ed. Jonathan Freedland and Jon Mendelsohn. London: The Holocaust Educational Trust, 1995.

———.The Holocaust. London: Macmillan Press, 1996.

———.Justice Delayed: How Britain Became a Refuge for Nazi War Criminals. London: Phoenix Press, 2001.

———, ed. The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation. New York: Routledge, 1994.

———, and Paul A. Levine, eds. Bystanders to the Holocaust: A Re-evaluation. Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 2002.

Chrostowski, Withold. Extermination Camp Treblinka. Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2004.

Conot, Robert E. Justice at Nuremberg. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

Croci, Pascal. Auschwitz. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004.

Czech, Danuta. Auschwitz Chronicle, 1939–1945. New York: Henry Holt, 1990.

Damon, Duane. Mein Kampf: Hitler's Blueprint for Aryan Supremacy. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2003.

Danks, Carol, and Leatrice B. Rabinsky, eds., and the Committee on Teaching About Genocide and Intolerance of the National Council of Teachers of English. Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades 9-12: Essays and Resources. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1999.

Delbo, Charlotte. None of Us Will Return. Trans. John Githens. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978.

———.Auschwitz and After. Trans. Rosette C. Lamont. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

———.Days and Memory. Translated and with a preface by Rosette Lamont. Evanston, IL: Marlboro Press/Northwestern, 2001.

Dwork, Debórah. Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

———, ed. Voices and Views: A History of the Holocaust. New York: Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, 2002.

———.Holocaust: A History. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.

Epstein, Eric Joseph, and Philip Rosen. Dictionary of the Holocaust: Biography, Geography, and Terminology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Facing History and Ourselves. The Jews of Poland. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves Foundation, Inc., 1998.

Fernekes, William R. The Oryx Holocaust Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Oryx Press, 2002.

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition. Eds. Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler. Trans. Susan Massotty. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Freeman, Charles. The Rise of the Nazis. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2005.

Gilbert, Martin. Atlas of the Holocaust. New York: William Morrow, 1993.

———.Never Again: A History of the Holocaust. New York: Universe, 2000.

———.The Boys: The Untold Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

———.The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1986.

———.The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust. New York: Henry Holt, 2003.

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. New York: Knopf, 1996.

Grabowski, John F. Josef Mengele. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2004.

Greenfeld, Howard. The Hidden Children. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993.

Gutman, Yisrael, and Michael Berenbaum, eds. Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp. Bloomington: Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., by Indiana University Press, 1994.

Gutman, Israel, and Bella Gutterman, eds. The Auschwitz Album: The Story of a Transport. Yad Vashem and the Auschiwtz-Birkenau State Museum, 2002.

Hackett, David A., trans., ed., and introduction. The Buchenwald Report. Foreword by Frederick A. Praeger. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.

Harris, Nathaniel. The Rise of Hitler. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2004.

Hay, Jeff T. A History of the Third Reich. Christopher R. Browning, consulting ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2003.

Hayes, Peter. Industry and Ideology: IG Farben in the Nazi era. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of the European Jews. 3rd ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

———, Stanislaw Staron, and Josef Kermisz, eds. The Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom. Trans. Stanislaw Staron and the staff of Yad Vashem. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999.

Hilton, Fern Overbey. The Dachau Defendants: Life Stories from Testimony and Documents of the War Crimes Prosecutions. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004.

Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf. Trans. Ralph Manheim. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Höss, Rudolf. Commandant of Auschwitz: The Autobiography of Rudolf Höss. Trans. Constantine FitzGibbon. Introduction by Primo Levi. London: Phoenix Press, 2000.

Johnson, Eric A. Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews, and Ordinary Germans. New York: Basic, 1999.

Johnson, Mary, and Carol Rittner. "Circles of Hell: Jewish and Non-Jewish Victims of the Nazis," ANNALS, AAPSS, 548, November 1996, pp. 123-131.

Johnson, Mary, and Margot Stern Strom, compilers. Facing History and Ourselves: Elements of Time. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 1989.

Kershaw, Ian. Hitler. New York: Longman, 2001.

———.Popular Opinion and Political Dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933–1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

———, and Moshe Lewin. Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Kjelle, Marylou Morano. Hitler's Henchmen. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2003.

Koonz, Claudia. Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.

———.The Nazi Conscience. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2003.

Langer, Lawrence L. Admitting the Holocaust: Collected Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

———.Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory. New Haven: Yake University Press, 1991.

———, ed. Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Lanzmann, Claude. Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust: The Complete Text of the Film. Preface by Simone de Beauvoir. [English subtitles of the film by A. Whitelaw and W. Byron]. New York: Pantheon, 1985.

Laqueur, Walter, ed. The Holocaust Encyclopedia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Lawton, Clive A. Auschwitz. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002.

Leitner, Isabella. Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz. Edited and with an epilogue by Irving A. Leitner. New York: Crowell, 1978.

———, with Irving A. Leitner. The Big Lie: A True Story. Illustrated by Judy Pedersen. New York: Scholastic, 1992.

———, and Irving A. Leitner. Isabella: From Auschwitz to Freedom. New York: Anchor, 1994.

Levi, Primo. The Drowned and the Saved. Trans. Raymond Rosenthal. New York: Vintage International, 1989.

———.If Not Now, When? Trans. William Weaver. New York: Penguin, 1986.

———.The Reawakening. Trans. Stuart Woolf. New York: Macmillan, 1993.

———.Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity. Trans. Stuart Woolf. New York: Collier, 1993.

Levine, Ellen. Darkness over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews. New York: Holiday House, 2000.

Lifton, Robert Jay. The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. New York: Basic, 2000.

Lipstadt, Deborah E. Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933–1945. New York: Free Press, 1986.

———.Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. New York: Plume, 1993.

———.History on Trial: My Day in Court With Holocaust Denier David Irving. New York, Ecco, 2005.

MacDonald, Callum. The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich: The SS "Butcher of Prague." New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.

Marcuse, Harold. Legacies of Dachau: The Uses and Abuses of a Concentration Camp, 1933—2001. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Mermelstein, Mel. By Bread Alone: The Story of A-4685. Los Angeles: Crescent Publications, 1979.

Michael, Robert A. The Holocaust: A Chronology and Documentary. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1998.

Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust. Teacher's Guide and Student Workbook. New York: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2000.

Neufeld, Michael J., and Michael Berenbaum, eds. The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It? New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Nieuwsma, Milton J. Kinderlager: An Oral History of Young Holocaust Survivors. New York: Holiday House, 1998.

Niewyk, Donald, and Francis Nicosia. The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Padfield, Peter. Himmler: Reichsführer-SS. London: Cassell, 2001.

Patterson, David, and John K. Roth. After-words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

Pine, Lisa. Nazi Family Policy, 1933–1945. New York: Berg, 1997.

Piper, Franciszek. Auschwitz Prisoner Labor: The Organization and Exploitation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp Prisoners as Laborers. Trans. William Brand. Oswiecim: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, 2002.

Posner, Gerald L., and John Ware. Mengele: The Complete Story. New introduction by Michael Berenbaum. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2000.

Power, Samantha. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: Basic, 2002.

Ramen, Fred. Reinhard Heydrich: Hangman of the Third Reich. New York: Rosen, 2001.

Rees, Laurence. Auschwitz: A New History. New York: Public Affairs, 2005.

Roth, John K. Holocaust Politics. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

———, and Elisabeth Maxwell, eds. Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide. New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Rubenstein, Richard L., and John K. Roth. Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy. 2nd ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

Schiff, Hilda, compiler. Holocaust Poetry. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Schweber, Simone. Making Sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from Classroom Practice. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004.

Soumerai, Eve Nussbaum, and Carol D. Schulz. Daily Life During the Holocaust. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Spector, Schmuel, and Robert Rozette, eds. Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. New York: Facts on File, 2000.

Spiegelman, Art. Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began. New York: Pantheon, 1991.

———.Maus: A Survivor's Tale. New York: Pantheon, 1997.

Spielvogel, Jackson J. Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.

Strom, Margot Stern. Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior: Resource Book. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, 1994.

Totten, Samuel. Holocaust Education: Issues and Approaches. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2002.

———, ed. Remembering the Past, Education for the Present and the Future: Personal and Pedagogical Stories of Holocaust Educators. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.

———, ed. Teaching About Genocide: Issues, Approaches, and Resources. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publications, 2004.

———, ed. Teaching Holocaust Literature. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001.

———, and Stephen Feinberg, eds. Teaching and Studying the Holocaust. Foreword by John K. Roth. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001.

———, William S. Parsons, and Israel W. Charny, eds. Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. New York: Routledge, 2004.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Teaching about the Holocaust: A Resource Book for Educators. Washington, DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2001.

van Pelt, Robert Jan. The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.

———, and Debórah Dwork. Auschwitz, 1270 to the Present. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.

Vos, Ida. Anna Is Still Here. Trans. Terese Edelstein. New York: Puffin, 1995.

———.Hide and Seek. Trans. Terese Edelstein and Inez Smidt. New York: Puffin, 1995.

———.The Key Is Lost. Trans. Terese Edelstein. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Vrba, Rudolf. I Escaped from Auschwitz. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2002.

Wank, Martin. Hitler and the Holocaust: The Hidden Story. Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2001.

Weiss, John. Ideology of Death: Why the Holocaust Happened in Germany. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1996.

Weitz, Sonia Schreiber. I Promised I Would Tell. Ed. Susan Belt Cogley. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 1993.

Whiting, Charles. Heydrich: Henchman of Death. Barnsley, S. Yorkshire: Leo Cooper, 1999.

Wiesel, Elie. After the Darkness: Reflections on the Holocaust. Trans. Benjamin Moser. New York: Schocken, 2002.

———.All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs. Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press, 1996.

———.And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969—. Trans. Marion Wiesel. New York: Schocken, 2000.

———.Night: With Related Readings. St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm, 2003.

Worth, Richard. Heinrich Himmler: Murderous Architect of the Holocaust. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2005.

Wyman, David S. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941–1945. New York: New Press, 1998.

Yahil, Leni. The Holocaust:Tthe Fate of European Jewry, 1932–1945. Trans. Ina Friedman and Haya Galai. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.