Holocaust Memoirs

  • 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...

  • The Girl in the Check Coat

    The Girl in the Check Coat


    Winecki, Christine

    Christine Winecki is a Holocaust child survivor. In her book she presents the story of her life, starting with the fond memories of her early childhood in south-eastern Poland, and then taking the reader through the turbulent years of the Second World War under Soviet and then German occupation....

  • The Invisible Holocaust

    The Invisible Holocaust


    The Story of Ruth Ravina
    Gabriel, Marlen

    Ruth Ravina’s story is one of childhood under duress. She survived hunger, cold, solitude, existential boredom, and life-threatening situations. Born on April 7, 1937 in Warsaw, Poland, she was raised in Kozienice. In 1940, about a year after the German invasion, a...

  • The Remnant

    The Remnant


    On Burning Wings: To a Displaced Persons Camp and Beyond
    Kesler, Michael G. 

    Throughout the ordeal, Michael Kesler seems to have made all the right choices. Yet as his compelling memoir shows, even the best choices were often accompanied by a deep sense of shame and guilt.
    From the Foreword by Professor...