Holocaust Memoirs

  • No Strength to Forget

    No Strength to Forget


    Survival in the Ukraine, 1914-1944

    Blitt, Laizer

    No Strength to Forget relates the struggle for survival of the author's family in the direst of circumstances. In a world of legalized mass murder, instigated by the Nazis and adopted by many in Ukraine, the family was hunted for the crime of being born...

  • Out of the Ghetto

    Out of the Ghetto


    Klajman, Jack

    Out of the Ghetto is the compelling, true story of Jack Klajman's childhood. Jack was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1931, as the fourth of five children, to poor, working-class Jewish parents. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, the apartment building Jack lived in was bombed, sending his family...

  • Recollections and Reflections

    Recollections and Reflections


    How I Turned Despair into an Appreciation of Life

    Brauns, Jack

    This memoir contains many fascinating vignettes about pre-war childhood in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, a child's-eye-view of the lost world of East European Jewry. It tells the tormented story of the Kovno ghetto as seen by a youngster whose father...

  • Salo's Song

    Salo's Song


    Esser, Barbara

    Setting a deeply personal story against the tragic sweep of European history, this is at once a touching love story, an unforgettable account of the minutiae of day-to-day wartime existence, and a tribute to the survival power of the human spirit in the darkest of circumstances. It is the...

  • Scorched



    A Collection of Short Stories on Survivors

    Amiel, Irit

    The heroes of the stories in this book are people who in the hell of the Holocaust were doomed for life, people who cannot or do not want to speak about their past, about the heavy baggage of their life's experiences. Being a...

  • Sentenced to Life

    Sentenced to Life


    The Story of a Survivor of the Lahwah Ghetto

    Kolpanitzky, Kopel

    Kopel Kolpanitzky grew up in Lahwah, Byelorussia. His entire family was murdered in the Lahwah ghetto uprising against the Nazis, except for his father, who had previously been imprisoned by the Soviets. Living in the forests, he joined a partisan unit...

  • Smuggled in Potato Sacks

    Smuggled in Potato Sacks


    Fifty Stories of the Hidden Children of the Kaunas Ghetto

    Edited by: Abramovich, Solomon; Zilberg, Yakov

    About 5,000 children were imprisoned in the Kaunas Ghetto from 1941-1944, of whom some 250-300 were smuggled out of the ghetto, hidden by Gentiles and survived. This book is a collective memory of events that happened...

  • Surviving the Nazis Exile and Siberia

    Surviving the Nazis Exile and Siberia



    Sekules, Edith

    176 pages

    Copyright: 3/9/2000

  • The Children Accuse

    The Children Accuse


    320 pages

    Copyright: 8/21/1996

  • The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square

    The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square


    Ziemian, Joseph

    The astonishing, true story of a group of Jewish children who managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and survive in the Aryan section of the Nazi-occupied city. Sentenced to death, hounded at every step, they kept themselves alive by peddling cigarettes in Warsaw's Three Crosses...