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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr · Puffin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant, suspenseful middle-grade novel has been a favorite for over forty years. Perfect for Holocaust Remembrance Month.

Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning,...
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Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

Andrew Nagorski · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Hitlers rise to power, Germanys march to the abyss, as seen by Americans—diplomats, military, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close. Some of the Americans in Hitlers Germany were merely casual observers, others deliberately blind, a few were Nazi...
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White Bird: A Wonder Story

R. J. Palacio · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.

In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands...
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Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law

James Q. Whitman · Princeton University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American...
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The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between

Michael Dobbs · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The powerfully told story of a group of German Jews desperately seeking American visas to escape Nazi Germany, and an illuminating account of America's response to the refugee crisis of the 1930's and 40's. This book complements the exhibition The Americans and the Holocaust...
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Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

Loïc Dauvillier · First Second
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when...

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1932 : the rise of Hitler and FDR ; two tales of politics, betrayal, and unlikely destiny

David Pietrusza · Lyons Press, 2015. Â2016
Pages: 504
Format: Print book

Nominated for the American Library Association (ALA) 's Notable Books Council's 2015 Notable Books List
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We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler

Russell Freedman · Clarion Books
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover



In his signature eloquent prose, backed up by thorough research, Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends...
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Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream"

Sarah Churchwell · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands for
In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American...
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The Upstairs Room

Johanna Reiss · HarperCollins
Format: Library Binding

A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two-and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.
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A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator – The Life of Florence Gould

SUSAN RONALD · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940's Paris.

Born in turn-of-the-century San Francisco to French parents, Florence moved to Paris, aged eleven. Believing that only money...

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We Had to Be Brave: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport

Deborah Hopkinson · Scholastic Focus
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson illuminates the true stories of Jewish children who fled Nazi Germany, risking everything to escape to safety on the Kindertransport.

Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under...
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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Megan Shepherd · Listening Library
Format: Audiobook

"Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classics - yes, even The Secret Garden." - Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses...
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The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past

Julie Lindahl · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

This powerful memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story - the unclaimed...
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The Length of a String

Elissa Brent Weissman · Dial Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birth parents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.

Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah...
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A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany

Peter Finn · Pantheon
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress who joined the OSS and became the first American woman in uniform taken prisoner on the Western front - until her escape from Nazi...
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Shadow on the Mountain

Margi Preus · Amulet Books
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers,...
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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

BRUCE HENDERSON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play...

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Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition

Tilar J Mazzeo · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Tilar Mazzeo comes the extraordinary and long forgotten story of Irena Sendler - the "female Oskar Schindler" - who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II - now adapted...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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