Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. To commemorate this occasion, we offer the following reading selections to further your understanding of the history of the Holocaust:The Warsaw Ghetto Oyneg Shabes–Ringelblum Archive
Retrieved after World War II from metal boxes and milk cans buried beneath the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Oyneg Shabes–Ringelblum Archive was clandestinely compiled between 1940 and 1942 under the leadership of historian Emanuel Ringelblum. By aiding access to this unique archival treasure, the catalog and guide advance study of the daily lives, struggles, and sufferings of Polish Jews at a crucial time and place in the history of the Holocaust.
"This may well be the most important book about history that anyone will ever read." —The New Republic
Who Will Write Our History tells the gripping story of Emanuel Ringelblum and his determination to use historical scholarship and the collection of documents to resist Nazi oppression.
". . . a readable encyclopedia with very up-to-date bibliographical sources. This important reference work belongs on every library bookshelf. . . . Essential." —Choice
This first volume covers three groups of camps: the
early camps that the Nazis established in the first year of Hitler's
rule, the major SS concentration camps with their constellations of
subcamps, and the special camps for Polish and German children and
The Unknown Black Book provides
a revelatory compilation of testimonies from Jews who survived open-air
massacres and other atrocities carried out by the Germans and their
allies in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II.
“ . . . a comprehensive portrait of the largest and most lethal of the Nazi death camps . . . serves as a vital contribution to Holocaust studies and a bulwark against forgetting.” —Publishers Weekly
“A sensitive and superb treatment of Holocaust literature; the author . . . treats Holocaust
art with sensitivity, introspection, respect, and humanity in a clear, readable, and elegant prose. Gubar’s book will prove to be a seminal work in Holocaust studies.” —H-Holocaust