The List: Martin Fletcher has captivated television audiences for thirty-five years as a foreign correspondent for NBC News. Now, Fletcher combines his own family’s history with meticulous research in this gripping story of a young Jewish family struggling to stay afloat after World War II.
All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey.
A Lucky Child...a memoir from a man that survived the worst and attributes really only luck to be the reason. Very interesting and probably the first book on the war that I've read from this type of perspective
Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and his spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned—again—by his father, a charming con artist. With no money and nowhere else to go, the LaPointes create a fragile nest in a tenement building at 238 North Pearl Street in Albany, New York. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum.
Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany (Marie Jalowicz Simon) / DS134.42.S55 A3 2015 / http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=15293494
#commoncore Beyond Courage, by Doreen Rappaport. Through meticulously researched accounts, this book illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. In answer to the genocidal madness that was Hitler’s Holocaust, the only response they could abide was resistance, and their greatest weapons were courage, ingenuity, the will to survive, and the resolve to save others or to die trying. ISBN 9780763629762 Age 10 & up, GRL Z