Best holocaust books to read?
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Fact or fiction. The Storyteller is fictional but contains the holocaust
I second this. Recently read it and absolutely loved it!
Came here to say this too
Oh yes this to is fab
Rena’s Promise is my favorite! It’s a true account of 2 sisters who spent 3 years in Auschwitz.
Also very good:
*My Enemy’s Cradle *Born Survivors *Escape from Auschwitz *The Plum Tree *Five Chimneys *Inside the Gas Chambers *The Storyteller *The Nightingale *Lilac Girls *The Librarian of Auschwitz
Hitlers Hell by survivor Anita Dittman
Adding to my list!
The boy in striped pyjamas.
Once we were brothers is the best book I’ve read in this genre. Also the Orphans Tale is incredible.
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
I have read them all:
Gertrude s Oath by Ram Oren Letters of Stone by Steven Robbins All my love Detrick Series by Roberta Kagan The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah What Papa Told me by Felice COHEN Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey A Stone for Benjamin by Fiona Gold Kroll The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Outcry by Manny Steinberg The Nazi Officers wife by Edith Hahn Beer Not Me: A novel by Michael Lavigne My Brothers voice by Stephen Nasser A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman I will plant you a lilac tree by Laura Hillman Far To Go by Alison Pick Rena’s Promise by Once we were brothers by Ronald Balson Two Brothers by Ben Elton Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay My Enemy’s Cradle by Sarah Young The Reader by Bernard Shlink Bending Toward the sun by Leslie Gilbert LURIE Darling Mutti by Joan Marshall Boy in the stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne Echoes by Danielle Steele Entwined by Lynda Laplante Karolinas Twins by Ronald Balson Michals Destiny series by Roberta Kagan The Diary of ANNE Frank Two Prayers before bedtime The Award by Danielle Steel The Tattooist of Auschwitz The Silver Music Box And… who is the real Mother? By Roberta Kagan Eva’s Story by Eva Schloss The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis The Disappearance of Goldie Rappaport A daughter of two Mothers by Miriam Cohen Behind the walls by Miriam Cohen Memories of a Mayd’le by Rochelle Hurwitz Maisel The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor The Girl in the green sweater Night by Eli Wiesel Roberta Kagan in this order: And…. who is the real mother? Secrets Revealed New Life New Land Another Generation Tuky
Also the hiding place by Corrie ten Boom
@Nadine thank you for the list of good reads. I have read a lot of books about the Holocaust but the most of these are new to me so I look forward to finding and reading them again thank you
@Kathy it is @Lindi who provided that list. She’s read everything -including one I wrote 😀
@Nadine sorry I must have clicked reply to the wrong one. Thank you for the correction ☺️
You’ve read so many – would recommend The Long Night by Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein You won’t regret it !
Night – Elie Wiesel
Yes to this too!
The Lost Wife Once We Were Brothers
My favourite genre
Born survivors is good
We were the lucky ones! The Paris Architect beneath a Scarlett sky And agree w all of the above
The Tattooist of Auschwitz… excellent!
Got that for my holiday
The Long Night by our father Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.
WW II/Holocaust: -The Alice Network -The Atomic City of Girls -The Auschwitz Escape -A Bridge Across the Ocean -Beneath a Scarlet Sky -Code Name Verity -Citizens of London -The Color of Secrets -Everyone Brave is Forgiven -The Echo is Twilight -Flygirl -House at Riverton -The Hiding Place -Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet -The Kommandant’s Girl -Lilac Girls -The Lost Family -The Lost Letter -The Paris Architect -The Secrets of Flight -Swansong 1945 -Those Angry Days -The Tattooist of Auschwitz -The Women in the Castle -We Were the Lucky Ones -The Zookeeper’s Wife
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
The Hiding Place, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, the Nightengale
The Nightingale The Lost Wife The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Sarah’s Key The Book Thief The Reader The Storyteller
Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies (she worked for Mr. Frank and helped hide the family). It goes into Miep’s life before and after the war. I have read it twice.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr – it’s aimed at the younger reader but is a beautiful story x
The Seamstress….best book ive read! True story
Mans search for Meaning x
I second that ❤️ xx
The-tattooist-of-auschwitz, unbelievable true story just read it.
The Invisible Bridge is my favorite of all i have read , The Nightingale. The Book Thief
There’s a series of books written for children by Morris Gleitzman which I highly recommend. I loved them as an adult. The first book’s called “Once”. You can read a bit about them here (my website): https://www.best-books-for-kids.com/world-war-two-books.html
Salt to the Sea
Night by Ellie wiezel
Night by Elie Wiesel
Reading the Alice Network and enjoying it. Also read lilac Girls,
The Nazi Officer’s Wife
The Nightingale, The Storyteller and The Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Nightingale, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Tattooist of Auschwitz, Lilac Girls, Beneath a Scarlet Sky and All the Light We Cannot See.
The nightingale and lilac girls were both excellent!
@Casey Very very good. I recently went to a Kristin Hannah book signing and had a copy of The Nightingale signed. Still smiling about that!
how cool!!!! 😁
That’s the book I plan to read next 🙂
@Casey get out the tissues. 😢
@Amber thanks for the warning. I’ll be sure to keep them close by!
Beneath a scarlet sky
All the light we cannot see, lilac girls, the hiding place
Tattooist of Auschwitz, night, the nightingale
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
Corrie tin boom
(The hiding place)
Mans Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Absolutely brilliant https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl
I’m sure they’ve all been said but: The storyteller The nightingale The boy in striped pajamas The orphans tale Sarah’s key
The Orphans Tale
Sevek and the Holocaust.
The Nightingale Lilac Girls Beneath A Scarlet Sky All The Light We Cannot See
Agree completely. I would also add Sarah’s Key.
What a great list! I have been looking for something like these. Thanks for sharing!
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ is a must
Short but gut wrenching
Number the Stars…super easy read. I read it in middle school I think but it stuck with me
Omg I loved that book
Beneath A Scarlet Sky by @Mark. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Mischling….
THE Lilac Girls
From Sand to Ash
Not the boy in the striped pajamas 😭😭
Maus. Graphic novel. Based on a true story too. Part one is based on what happened with the Jewish family in the Sosonewic Ghetto, part two is set within Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where they were deported. It’s a very famous graphic novel and highly recommended. The mice symbolise the Jews and the cats symbolise the Nazis. My Dads family were also in the very same Ghetto and some of them were also deported to Belgen Belsem, others to Auswhitz Barkenu. I’m a third generation Holocaust survivor so open to talking to you about that if your interested.
Anne Frank’s Diary and Boy in the Stopped Pajamas are great if you haven’t read them yet. Be prepared to cry though. Especially with the later one
Literally just finished We Were the Lucky ones. Gripping. Devastating. Bitter and sweet. Loved it.
the Woman from Berlin and the Nightingale
Beneath the Scarlett Sky. And they are making a movie!!!!
It’s a YA title but it’s well-written: https://www.amazon.com/Librarian-Auschwitz-Antonio-Iturbe-ebook/dp/B06XR8L9XW
The Tattoist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones and the Puppet boy of Warsaw.
The Diary of Ann Frank
The Last Jew of Treblinka was an excellent heart wrenching book.
The German Suitcase
Escape from Sobibor is also excellent
Unbroken, The Hiding Place, Night, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Schindler’s List.
The Long Night By Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein
A life changing read full of insight and humanity
Loved the movie <3
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Man’s search for meaning
The story teller
Apologies, I’m sure this has been said already…
If this is a Man and The Truce. Both Primo Levi.
There are no words.
The Choice The Boy in the Blue striped pajamas The tattooist of Auschwitz The Pianist
The nightingale, the storyteller
It’s Junior fiction, but one that has always stuck with me is Torn Thread. Also a true store.
I enjoyed (seems like the wrong word). Two Brothers by Ben Elton, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, the Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French … the last one made me cry and not many books do that!
They are all good but I loved 2 brothers Ben Elton!
The Nightingale by Kristin Hanna-Beneath a Scarlet Sky-All the Light We Cannot See just to name a few.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky and the Alice Network
I loved The Storyteller. Super powerful.
We were the lucky ones
Life in a Jar: The Irene Sendler Story.
Night by Elie Weisel and The Diary of Anne Frank, obviously.
Warsaw ghetto Moshe,Aaron’s
Lilac Girls and Auschwitz: A doctor’s eyewitness account
Maybe not the best, but I recommend The Girl In The Green Sweater. It was made into a movie, In Darkness, but I liked the book better. It follows a group that lived in sewers to escape being killed.
Exodus by Leon Uris. A brilliant book.
on my book stack…Lilac Girls…
Books by Aharon Appelfeld
The long night
Following! But I absolutely loved All The Light We Cannot See and the Nightingale. They weren’t exactly about the Holocaust, but WWII.
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