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Did you know that the books on the Holocaust in the MCC Library are located in section D804 to D810?
Books on the Holocaust in the MCC Library
The Cunning of History by
Call Number: D810 J4 R78 2001
Publication Date: 1987-08-03
"Rubenstein is forcing us to reinterpret the meaning of Auschwitz -- especially, though not exclusively, from the standpoint of its existence as part of a continuum of slavery that has been engrafted for centuries onto the very body of Western civilization."--P.  of cover.
The Years of Extermination by
Call Number: D804.3 F753 2007
Publication Date: 2007-04-10
This epic book completes the richest and fullest study yet made of the Nazis' persecution of the Jews. Based on a vast scholarly literature, it also incorporates original research and personal letters, diaries, etc.
Survival in Auschwitz by
Call Number: D805 P7 L4413 1996
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and "Italian citizen of Jewish race," was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit.
Dry Tears by
Call Number: D810 J4 T42 1984
Publication Date: 1984-11-01
This is the true story of Nechama Tec, whose family found refuge with Polish Christians during the Holocaust. Dry Tears is a dramatic tale of how an eleven-year-old child learned to "pass in the forbidding Christian world and a quietly moving coming-of-age story. This book is unique celebration of the best human qualities that surface under the worst conditions.
Perpetrators Victims Bystanders by
Call Number: D804.3 H56 1992
Publication Date: 1993-09-15
The man the New York Times has called "the preeminent scholar of the Holocaust" tells the stories of those who caused, experienced, and witnessed the great human catastrophe.
The Origins of Totalitarianism by
Call Number: JC481 A62 1976
Publication Date: 1973-03-21
Dr. Arendt's study begins with an account of the rise in the nineteenth century and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. The final section deals with the institutions, organizations, and operations of totalitarian movements and governments, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian dominion in history - Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. Dr. Arendt discusses the transformation of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, and the use of terror, the very essence of this form of government. And in a brilliant concluding chapter she analyzes the nature of isolation and lonelines as preconditions for total domination.
The Destruction of the European Jews by
Call Number: DS135 E83 H5
"It is a book about the people who destroyed the Jews. Not much will be read here about the victims. The focus is placed upon the perpetrators. ..... We shall not dwell on Jewish suffering, nor shall we explore the social characteristics of ghetto life or camp existence. ...it is not enough to know that the Jews have been destroyed; one must also grasp how this deed was done. That is the story to be told in this book." Raul Hilberg from the book's Preface.
Books on the Holocaust in the MCC Library
Man's Search for Meaning by
Call Number: D805 G3 F7233 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory—known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")—holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
Call Number: D810 J4 W65 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-16
Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
Maus I by
Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS SPI
Publication Date: 1986-08-12
Maus is the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son Art, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his father's terrifying story, and history itself. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), succeeds perfectly in shocking the reader out of any lingering sense of familiarity with the events described, approaching the unspeakable through the diminutive. The first volume describes how the Spiegelman parents survived during the Holocaust.
Maus II by
Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS SPI
Publication Date: 1991-11-05
The second volume focuses on Art's relationship with his father as a child who survives even the survivors.
Toward the Final Solution by
Call Number: HT1521 M63 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
European racism drew upon every important idea and movement in the 19th and 20th centuries for its own purposes. George L. Mosse's noted study examines European racism in its entirety, from the 18th century to the period of the Final Solution, describing its development and effectiveness as a world view.
Anne Frank by
Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS JAC
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank.
The Diary of a Young Girl by
Call Number: DS135 N6 F73313 2008
Publication Date: 1997-02-03
Written in the Amsterdam attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis for nearly two years, a new edition of the diary of teenager Anne Frank has been enriched by passages originally withheld by her father, offering a wise and timeless testament to the human spirit.
Auschwitz Report by
Call Number: D805.5 A96 L4713 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-17
Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report represents a fascinating and unusual return to the very earliest phase of Holocaust testimony. It details the author's deportation to Auschwitz, selections for work and extermination, everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers. It constitutes Levi's first, astonishingly lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony.
Holocaust DVD in the MCC Library
Call Number: DVD Schindler's List
Publication Date: 2004
Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp.