Finding Memoirs by Survivors

Many of the survivors we have worked with have written memoirs about their experiences that are available to purchase or borrow from local libraries.

Auerbach, Inge. I am a Star
New York: Prentice-Hall Books for Young Readers, 1986.
New York: Puffin Books, 1993.
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Bak, Samuel. Painted in Words.
Bloomington:UniversityofIndianaPress, 2001.
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Barnett, Ruth. Person of No Nationality.
London: David Paul Publishing, 2009.
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Ben Zvi, Hava. Eva’s Journey: A Young Girl’s True Story.
New York: iUniverse, 2004
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Berman, Irene Levin. We are Going to Pick Potatoes: Norway and the Holocaust, the Untold Story.
Lanham,Md.:HamiltonBooks, 2010.
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Blumstein, Alexandre. A Little House on Mount Carmel.
London;Portland,OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2002.
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Borel, Halina. The Garden of Shadows.
London: Athena Press, 2010.
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Chapman, Fern Schumer. Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust: a Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past.
New York: Viking, 2000.
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Elster, Aaron and Joy Erlichman Miller. I Still See Her Haunting Eyes: the Holocaust and a Hidden Child Named Aaron.
Peoria,IL: BF Press, 2007.
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Epstein, Helen. Where She Came From: a Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1997
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Fantlová, Zdenka. My Lucky Star.
New York: Herodias, 2001.
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Farkas, Helen. Remember the Holocaust: a Memoir of Survival.
Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1995.
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Feldman, Margit and Bernard Weinstein. Margit: a Teenager’s Journey through the Holocaust and Beyond.
Scottsdale,AZ: Princeton Editorial Associates; NJ: Distributed by State of New Jersey, Commission on Holocaust Education, c2003.
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Fersen-Osten, Renée. Don't They Know the World Stopped Breathing?: Reminiscences of a French Child during the Holocaust Years.
New York: Shapolsky Publishers, 1991.
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Frame, Veronica Foldes. On Whom I have Mercy.
New York: Riverview Publishing, 1993
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Fremont, Helen. After Long Silence: a Memoir
New York: Delacorte Press, 1999.
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Friedman, Arnold. Death Was Our Destiny.
New York: Vintage Press, 1972.
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Fruth, Valerie Jakober. Cabbages & Geraniums: Memories of the Holocaust.
Boulder:Social Science Monographs, 1989.
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Gabor, Ebi. The Blood Tattoo.
Dallas: Monument Press, 1987.
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Gilbert-Lurie, Leslie. Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir.
New York: Harper, 2009.
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Gillick, Muriel R. Once They Had a Country: Two Teenage Refugees in the Second World War.
Tuscaloosa:UniversityofAlabamaPress, 2010.
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Golabek, Mona and Lee Cohen. The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival.
New York: Warner Books, 2002.
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Gotfryd, Bernard. Anton the Dove Fancier and other tales of the Holocaust.
Baltimore:Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
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Gross, Elly Berkovits. Elka’s Growing Up in a Changing World.
New York: Elly Gross, 2004.
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Gross, Elly Berkovits. Storm against the Innocents: Holocaust Memories and Other Stories.
New York: Elly Gross, 2003.
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Gruenbaum, Thelma. Nešarim: Child Survivors of Terezín.
London; Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2004.
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Heller, Fanya Gottesfeld. Strange and Unexpected Love: a Teenage Girl's Holocaust Memoirs.
Hoboken, N.J.: Ktav Pub. House, 1993.
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Hoffman, Eva. Lost in Translation: a Life in a New Language.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1989.
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Hofstein. Irene: Chronicle of a Survivor.
New York,N.Y.: Shengold Pub., 1997.
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Horn, Joseph. Mark It with a Stone.
New York: Barricade Books, 1996.
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Hyatt, Felicia. Close Calls: Memoirs of a Survivor.
New York: Holocaust Library, 1991.
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Irwin, Frances. “Remember to Be a Good Human Being: a Memoir of Life and the Holocaust.” Stolen Youth: Five Women's Survival in the Holocaust.
New York: Yad Vashem: Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project, 2005.
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Jakoby, Erika. I Held the Sun in My Hands: a Memoir.
Bloomington,IN: Author House, 2004. 
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Kacer, Kathy. Clara’s War.
Toronto: Second Story Press, c2001.
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Karmel, Ilona. An Estate of Memory.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969.
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Katz, Dori. Hiding in Other People’s Houses: Poems.
Mexico: La Luciérnga Editores,  c1999.
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Kimmelman, Mira Ryczke. Echoes from the Holocaust: a Memoir.
Knoxville:University of Tennessee Press, 1997.
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Kisliuk, Ingrid. Unveiled Shadows: the Witness of a Child: a Memoir.
Newton, Massachusetts: Nanomir Press, 1998.
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Klein, Gerda Weissman. All But My Life.
New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.
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Kuban, Helen Stern.  Born Twice: a Memoir.
Hollywood, FL: Matyi, 2006.
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Leitner, Isabella. Fragments of Isabella: a Memoir of Auschwitz.
New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1978.
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Leitner, Isabella. Isabella: From Auschwitz to Freedom.
New York: Anchor Books, 1994.
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Leventhal, Ludmila. Star of David: Last Song of Shofar.
Boston, MA: Star of David Press, 2006.
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Leveton, Eva Wald. Eva's Berlin: Memories of Wartime Childhood.
Fairfax, CA: Thumbprint Press, 2000.
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Margules, Lily M. Memories, Memories . . . from Vilna to New York with a Few Stops along the Way: A Collection of Essays.
Annapolis, MD: Lighthouse Press, 1999.
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Michel, Ernest W. Promises Kept: One Man's Journey Against Incredible Odds.
Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books, 2008.
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Michelson, Max. City of Life, City of Death: Memories of Riga.
Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2001.
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Nir, Yehuda. The Lost Childhood: a Memoir.
Publisher: San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.
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Orenstein, Henry. I Shall Live: Surviving Against All Odds, 1939-1945.
New York: Beaufort Books, c1987.
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Ornstein, Anna. My Mother's Eyes: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl.
Cincinnati, OH: Emmis Books, 2004.
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Perl, Lila and Marion Blumenthal Lazan. Four Perfect Pebbles: a Holocaust Story.
New York: Greenwillow Books, c1996.
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Rose, Daniel Asa. Hiding Places: a Father and His Sons Retrace Their Family's Escape from the Holocaust.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
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Rosner, Bernat and Frederic C. Tubach. An Uncommon Friendship: from Opposite Sides of the Holocaust.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
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Roth, Irving and Edward Roth. Bondi's Brother: a Story of Love, Loss, Betrayal and Liberation.
Williston Park, NY: Shoah Educational Enterprise, 2004.
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Roth-Hano, Renee. Touch Wood: a Girlhood in Occupied France.
New York: Four Winds Press, 1988.
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Rubinstein, Erna F. After the Holocaust: the Long Road to Freedom.
North Haven, CT: Archon Books, 1995.
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Rubinstein, Erna F. The Survivor in Us All: a Memoir of the Holocaust.
Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1983.
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Rubinstein, Leon (with Emily Rubin). As I Am Presently Known.
Austin, TX: Plain View Press, 2009.
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Schieber, Ava Kadishson. Soundless Roar: Stories, Poems, and Drawings.
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2002
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Vanderpol, Maurice. The Little Kettle: a Memoir of Nazi-Occupied Amsterdam.
Boston, MA: Vernon Press, Inc., c2001.
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Weiss, Ernie. Out of Vienna: Eight Years of Flight from the Nazis.
Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation, 2008.
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Weitz, Sonia Schrieber. I Promised I Would Tell.
Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 1993.
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Wiesel, Elie. Night.
New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.
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