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Recommended Articles & Books

These articles are from the new edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica, Ed. by Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. They represent the most recent scholarship by leading historians in the field.
To view the online articles or books from off campus, UCSD students and staff will need to set their computers for Remote Access.)
  1. In print in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library Reference Collection (Geisel Building)
  2. Encyclopedia Judaica Online in the the UCSD Libraries Databases A-Z list. Links on the titles below go directly to the articles.

Titles below give volume and page number, and are also linked directly to the online articles.

Memoirs by Local Survivors

Hillman, Laura. I will plant you a lilac tree: a memoir of a Schindler's List survivor. New York: Atheneum Children's Books, 2005.
SSH 5th Floor DS135.G5 H48654 2005

Midler, Benjamin. Life of a Child Survivor from Bialystok, Poland: a true story: biography of a thirteen-year old boy in the ghettos and concentration camps during World War II. San Diego, B. Midler, 1999.
SSH 5th Floor DS135.P63 M54 1999
Downloadable version

Schenk, Sydney. A transcription of his testimony as told in the Visual History Archive,
recorded on March 10th, 1995 in Los Angeles. It is translated from the original Hungarian
into English and provided by his son, Frederick Schenk.

Schindler, Max. "The Chain: a story from the Shoah">

Stern, Martin. How do you like America? La Jolla CA : Martin O. Stern, 1999.
SSH 5th Floor D811.5 .S72 1999

Published Memoirs by Survivors with Testimony in the VHA

View a list of published memoirs by Holocaust survivors who also have testimonies in the Visual History Archive.

Other Books

Destruction of the European Jews. By Raul Hilberg. 3 vols. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1985 and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
SSH 5th Floor D810.J4 H5 1985b SSH 5th Floor D804.3 .H548 2003

Different Voices: women and the Holocaust. Edited by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth. New York: Paragon House, 1993.
SSH 5th Floor D804.3 .D53 1993

From Catastrophe to Power: Holocaust survivors and the emergence of Israel. By Idith Zertal. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1998.
SSH 6th Floor JV8749 .P3 Z4713 1998
Also available as an e-book

Hidden from the Holocaust: stories of resilient children who survived and thrived. By Kerry Bluegrass. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
SSH 5th Floor D804.48 2003

Jewish Responses to Persecution. Volume I: 1933-1937. Documents edited by Jurgen Matthaus and Mark Roseman. AltaMira Press, in association with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2010.
SSH 5th Floor DS 134.255 2010 v. 1

Mosaic of Victims: non-Jews persecuted and murdered by the Nazis. Edited by Michael Berenbaum. New York: New York University, 1990.
SSH 5th Floor D804.G4 M63 1990

Nazi Germany and the Jews. By Saul Friedlander. 2 vols. New York: HarperCollins, 1997-2007.
SSH 5th Floor DS135.G3315 F75 1997

Salvaged Pages: young writers' diaries of the Holocaust. Edited by Alexander Zabruder. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
SSH 5th Floor D804.5 .J4 H2513 2002
Also available as an e-book

Zertal, Idith. From Catastrophe to Power: Holocaust survivors and the emergence of Israel. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1998.
SSH 6th Floor JV8749 .P3 Z4713 1998
Also available as an e-book


Browse E-Books from Ebrary Academic Complete on Holocaust or focus on Holocaust Survivors

Reference Sources

SSH Reference books are available in the Social Sciences & Humanities Library Reference Room on the 2nd floor of Geisel Library. Click on title for location. For those also online, off-campus use may be limited to UCSD students and staff.

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