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World War II left indelible traces in our history even for the generations born after it ended. We owe it to ourselves never to forget.

 

All That I Am: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2012

di Anna Funder

All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.

When eighteen-year-old...


Milkweed

di Jerry Spinelli

He’s a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham.

He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He’s a...


My Family for the War

di Anne Voorhoere

Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder medal for most oustanding children's book in translation.

Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever

At the start of World War II, ten-year-old...


In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

di Irene Opdyke & Jennifer Armstrong

IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read,...


Wojtek the Bear [paperback]: Polish War Hero

di Aileen Orr

This is the inspiring true story of one of the Second World War’s most unusual combatants – a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear. Originally adopted as a mascot by the Polish Army in Iran,...


Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

di Leo Marks

In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized...


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

di Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading...


The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank

di Willy Lindwer

The "unwritten" final chapter of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of the time between Anne Frank's arrest and her death through the testimony of six Jewish women who survived the hell from...


Flory: Survival in the Valley of Death

di Flory Van Beek

In 1939, as the Nazi occupation grew from threat to reality, the Jewish population throughout Europe faced heart-wrenching decisions—to flee and lose their homes or to go into hiding, hoping against all odds...


Anne Frank and Me

di Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld

In one moment Nicole Burns's life changes forever. The sound of gunfire at an Anne Frank exhibit, the panic, the crowd, and Nicole is no longer Nicole. Whiplashed through time and space, she wakes to find herself...


The English German Girl

di Jake Wallis Simons

‘Fascinating and moving’ – Monica Ali ‘A powerful evocation of a bygone era’ – Sir Martin Gilbert ‘An important subject explored by a writer to watch’ – Jonathan Freedland 'This well-researched and...


Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex

di Anne Frank

Hiding from the Nazis in the "Secret Annexe"  of an old office building in Amsterdam, a  thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer.  The now famous diary of her private life and  thoughts...


Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace

di Masha Gessen

In the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival. One, a Polish-born woman from Bialystok, where virtually the entire Jewish...


Meet Oskar Schindler - An eStory: Inspirational Stories

di Charles Margerison

Meet, and be inspired by, Oskar Schindler; the great saviour of persecuted Jews, as he tells his own incredible story. Following a complicated early life full of unsuccessful business ventures and several changes...


The War Has Ended But The Memory Lingers On

di Christiaan Gutteling & Helen Co-Author Gutteling Atkinson

Synopsis: This fascinating tale of living under German occupation during World War II is told from the unique perspective of a Dutch secret agent. Highlighted by high drama, it is an epic story of life and conflict...


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