Suggested reading

With so many books written about the Holocaust, creating a “suggested reading” list is a challenge, but I would like to offer these titles. Some may be out of print.

A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe by Jonathan Kaufman

Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer

Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo

Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli

Auschwitz: True Tales From a Grotesque Land by Sara Nomberg-Przytyk

Bent (play by Martin Sherman; film directed by Sean Mathias)

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth by Timothy Snyder

Blood Ties by Anica Vesel Mander (out of print)

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca

Children in the Holocaust and World War II by Lauren Holliday

Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust edited by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth

Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer

Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz

From the Ashes of Sobibor: A Story of Survival by Thomas Blatt

Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor

I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Hana Volavkova

I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

In My Brother’s Shadow by Uwe Timm

Into the Arms of Strangers edited by Harris and Oppenheimer

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann

Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There by Philip Halie

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Maus by Art Spiegelmann

Once and Then by Morris Gleitzman

Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning

Pilgrim Among the Shadows by Boris Pahor

Remembrance and Reconciliation by Björn Krondorfer

Salvaged Pages by Alexandra Zapruder

Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi

That Was Dachau by Stanislav Zámecník

The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The German Trauma by Gitta Sereny

The Last Jews in Berlin by Leonard Gross

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

To Paint Her Life: Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi Era by Mary Lowenthal Felstiner

Where Ghosts Walked by David Clay Large