Lodz Ghetto


Adelson, Alan and Robert Lapides, editors. Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Community Under Siege. New York: Viking, 1989.

Das Gesicht Des Gettos: Bilder Jüdischer Photographen aus dem Getto Litzmannstadt 1940-1944: The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto 1940-1944, Germany: Stiftung Topographie Des Terrors, 2010.

Dobroszycki, Lucjan, ed. The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto 1941-1944. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.

Grossman, Mendel. Szner, Zvi and Sened, Alexanders, eds. With a Camera in the Ghetto. New York: Schocken Books, 1977.

Horwitz, Gordon J. Ghettostadt: Lodz and the Making of a Nazi City. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.

Libitzky, Eva, Rosenbaum, Fred. Out on a Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond Wicker Park Press, 2010.

Morgenstern, Naomi, and Carmit Sagie. The Legend of the Lodz Ghetto Children: Study Unit for Grades 10-12: Teacher’s Handbook. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1997

Podolska, Johanna. The Children of the Lodz Ghetto: Exhibition, August 2004, on the 60th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Lodz GhettoLodz: Bilbo, 2004.

Podolska, Johanna. Traces of the Litzmannstadt Getto: A Guide to the Past. Lodz: Piatek Trzynastego, 2004.

Rosenfeld, Oskar. Lowey, Hanno, ed. Goldstein, Brigitte, trans. In the Beginning Was the Ghetto. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2002.

Selver-Urbach, Sara. Bodansky, Siona. Through the Window of My Home: Recollections from the Lodz Ghetto. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1986.

Trunk, Isiah, Shapiro, Robert Moses, ed. And trans. Lodz Ghetto: A History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press in association with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2006.

Unger, Michael. The Last Ghetto: Life in the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2004.

Zelkowicz, Josef. Unger, Michael, ed. In Those Terrible Days: Notes from the Lodz Ghetto. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2002.

Teen Diaries


Zapruder, Alexandra, writer. Lazin, Lauren, director. I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust [videorecording]. [New York, NY] : Distributed by Sisu Home Entertainment, [2008].


Berg, Mary. The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto. Oxford: Oneworld, 2006.

Boas, Jacob, editor. We are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers who Died in the Holocaust. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.

Cytryn, Abraham. A Youth Writing Between the Walls: Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2005.

Flinker, Moishe. Young Moshe’s Diary: The Spiritual Torment of a Jewish Boy in Nazi Europe. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1971.

Frank, Anne. The Diary of Anne Frank: The Revised Critical Edition. New York: Doubleday, 2003.

Ginz, Petr. The Diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-1942. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007.

Heyman, Éva. The Diary of Éva Heyman. New York: Shapolsky, 1988.

Hillesum, Etty. Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943.

Laskier, Rutka. Rutka’s Notebook : a Voice from the Holocaust. [New York, N.Y.?] : Time Books,2008.

Roubícková, Eva Mándlová. We’re Alive and Life Goes On: Theresienstadt Diary. New York: H. Holt & Company, 1998.

Rubinowicz, Dawid. The Diary of Dawid Rubinowicz. Edmonds, WA: Creative Options, 1982.

Rudashevski, Yitskhok. The Diary of the Vilna Ghetto, June 1941-April 1943. Tel Aviv: Ghetto Fighters’ House, 1973.

Senesh, Hannah. Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 2004

Sierakowiak, Dawid. The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Zapruder, Alexandra, editor. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.



Auschwitz: If You Cried, You Died. Indianapolis, IN : Moore Foundation, c1998.

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005.

Choosing One’s Way: Resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau. Teaneck, N.J. : Ergo Media, 1995, c1994.

Mengele. [United States] : First Run Features, [2008].

Out of the Ashes. [United States] : Showtime Entertainment, [2004], c2002.

Playing For Time. [United States] : Olive Films, [2010].

Pola’s March. [United States] : Black Eye Productions, Inc., 1998.

Primo. West Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur International Films, [2004].


Czech, Danuta. Auschwitz Chronicle: 1939-1945. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990.

Langbein, Hermann. Zohn, Harry, trans. People in Auschwitz. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press in association with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2004.

Levi, Primo. The Drowned and the Saved. New York: Summit Books, 1988.

Pressac, Jean-Claude. Auschwitz: Technique and operation of the gas chambers. New York: Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, 1989.

Rees, Laurence. Auschwitz: A New History. PublicAffairs: New York, 2005.

Struk, Janina. Photographing the Holocaust: Interpretations of the Evidence. London: I.B. Tauris in association with European Jewish Publication Society, 2005.

Strzelecki, Andrezej, The Deportation of Jews from the Lodz Ghetto to KL Auschwitz and Their Extermination: A Description of the Events and a Presentation of Historical Sources, Oswiecim: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, 2006.

Strzelecki, Andrzej. Zbirohowski-Koscia, trans. The Evacuation, Dismantling and Liberation of KL Auschwitz. Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, 2001.



Nelson, Tim Blake, writer and director. The Grey Zone [videorecording]. [Marina Del Rey, CA] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2001.


Bezwinska, Jadwiga, Ph.D., ed., Michalik, Krystyna, trans. Amidst a Nightmare of Crime: Notes of the Prisoners of Sonderkommando Found at Auschwitz. Publications of State Museum at Oswiecim, 1973.

Cohen, Nathan, “Diaries of the Sonderkomanndos in Auschwitz: Coping with Fate and Reality” from Yad Vashem Studies XX. Aharon Weiss, ed. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1990.

Didi-Huberman, Georges. Lillis, Shane B., trans. Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Greif, Gideon. We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

Gunkowksi, Janusz; Rutkowski Adam and Astel Arnfrid , eds. Brief aus Litzmannstadt. edited by. Köln: Friederich Middelhave Verlag, 1967.

Mark, Ber. The Scrolls of Auschwitz. Tel Aviv: Am Oven Publishers Ltd., 1985.

Prstojevic, Alexandre. “L’indicible et la fiction configuratrice” in Protée, vol. 37, no. 2, 2009, p. 33-44.http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/038453ar, accessed April 16, 2012.

Shapiro, Robert Moses, ed. Holocaust Chronicles: Individualizing the Holocaust Through Diaries and Other Contemporaneous Personal Accounts. Hoboken: KTAV Publishing House, 1999.

Stone, Dan. “The Sonderkommando Photographs” in Jewish Social Studies, New Series, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Spring – Summer, 2001), pp. 131-148. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4467613, accessed May 16, 2012.

Bergen-Belsen and Allied-Occupied Germany


Lavsky, Hagit. New Beginnings: Holocaust Survivors in Bergen-Belsen and the British Zone in Germany, 1945-1950. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Bentwich, Norman. They Found Refuge. London: The Cresset Press, 1956.

Mankowitz, Zeev W. Life between Memory and Hope: The Survivors of the Holocaust in Occupied Germany. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Patt, Avinoam J. and Berkowitz, Michael, eds. “We Are Here”: New Approaches to Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2010.

Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement: 1945-1950 (E-book: Gale Cengage Learning, 2007.

Shephard, Ben. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945. New York: Shocken Books, 2005.

Shephard, Ben. The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 2010.

Sington, Derrick. Belsen Uncovered. London: Duckworth, 1946.

Wyman, Mark. DPs: Europe’s Displaced Persons, 1945-1951. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

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