Holocaust Narratives (Primary Sources)

The works below are first-person accounts by holocaust survivors. They are primary sources that provide direct information on people's experiences during that time.

Holocaust Narratives (Primary Sources): Selected full-text books and articles

Anthology of Holocaust Literature By Mordecai Bernstein; Adah B. Fogel; Jacob Glatstein; Israel Knox; Samuel Margoshes Jewish Publication Society of America, 1969
Librarian's tip: This includes recollections and works relating to concentration camps, Jewish ghettos, the resistance, and more. Authors include Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel, and Primo Levi.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Temporarily FREE! Inside the Concentration Camps: Eyewitness Accounts of Life in Hitler's Death Camps By Eugène Aroneanu; Thomas Whissen Praeger, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land By Sara Nomberg-Przytyk; Eli Pefferkorn; David H. Hirsch; Roslyn Hirsch University of North Carolina Press, 1985
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Daily Life during the Holocaust By Carol D. Schulz; Eve Nussbaum Soumerai Greenwood Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity By Primo Levi; Stuart Woolf Collier Books, 1961
Librarian's tip: Also known as If This Is a Man.
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Viktor Frankl--Recollections: An Autobiography By Viktor E. Frankl; Joseph Fabry; Judith Fabry Insight Books, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
A Voice from the Holocaust By Carol D. Schulz; Eve Nussbaum Soumerai Greenwood Press, 2003
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
William & Rosalie: A Holocaust Testimony By Craig Hanley; Rosalie Schiff; William Schiff University of North Texas Press, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Pharrajimos: The Fate of the Roma during the Holocaust By János Bársony; Ágnes Daróczi International Debate Education Association, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
A Thousand Kisses: A Grandmother's Holocaust Letters By Henriette Pollatschek; Renata Polt; Renata Polt University of Alabama Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Krakow Ghetto and the Plaszow Camp Remembered By Malvina Graf Florida State University Press, 1989
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele By Joe Rosenblum; David Kohn Praeger, 2001
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Job: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor By Joseph Freeman Praeger, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust By Carol Rittner; John K. Roth Paragon House, 1993
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Fresh Wounds: Early Narratives of Holocaust Survival By Donald L. Niewyk University of North Carolina Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Narrow Escapes: A Boy's Holocaust Memories and Their Legacy By Samuel P. Oliner Paragon House, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
East of the Storm: Outrunning the Holocaust in Russia By Hanna Davidson Pankowsky Texas Tech University Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Persistence of Youth: Oral Testimonies of the Holocaust By Josey G. Fisher Greenwood Press, 1991
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
No Common Place: The Holocaust Testimony of Alina Bacall-Zwirn By Alina Bacall-Zwirn; Jared Stark University of Nebraska Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Flares of Memory: Stories of Childhood during the Holocaust By Anita Brostoff; Sheila Chamovitz Oxford University Press, 2002
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Temporarily FREE! Missing Pieces: My Life as a Child Survivor of the Holocaust By Olga Barsony-Verrall University of Calgary Press, 2007
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Ben's Story: Holocaust Letters with Selections from the Dutch Underground Press By Kees W. Bolle Southern Illinois University Press, 2001
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Shoshanna's Story: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Shadows of History By Elaine Kalman Naves University of Nebraska Press, 2006
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood By Nechama Tec Oxford University Press, 1984
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir By Benjamin Jacobs University Press of Kentucky, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Your Name Is Renée: Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France By Stacy Cretzmeyer Oxford University Press, 2002
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
After the Roundup: Escape and Survival in Hitler's France By Joseph Weismann; Richard Kutnerr Indiana University Press, 2017
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age under Nazi Terror By Halina Birenbaum; David Welsh M.E. Sharpe, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Rue Ordener, Rue Labat By Sarah Kofman; Ann Smock University of Nebraska Press, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto By Dawid Sierakowiak; Alan Adelson; Kamil Turowski Oxford University Press, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Unfinished Road: Jewish Survivors of Latvia Look Back By Gertrude Schneider Praeger Publishers, 1991
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
From a World Apart: A Little Girl in the Concentration Camps By Francine Christophe; Christine Burls University of Nebraska Press, 2000
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
City of Life, City of Death: Memories of Riga By Max Michelson University Press of Colorado, 2001
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
One Step Ahead: A Jewish Fugitive in Hitler's Europe By Alfred Feldman; Susan Zuccotti Southern Illinois University Press, 2001
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Things We Couldn't Say By Diet Eman; James Schaap W.B. Eerdmans, 1994
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Theresienstadt: Hitler's Gift to the Jews By Norbert Troller; Joel Shatzky; Richard Ives; Doris Rauch; Susan E. Cernyak-Spatz University of North Carolina Press, 1991
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Outwitting Hitler, Surviving Stalin: The Story of Arthur Spindler By Arthur Spindler University of New South Wales Press, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Birkenau: The Camp of Death By Marco Nahon; Steven Bowman; Jacqueline Havaux Bowers University of Alabama Press, 1989
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Over the Green Hill: A German Jewish Memoir, 1913-1943 By Lotte Strauss Fordham University Press, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Inge: A Girl's Journey through Nazi Europe By David E. Gumpert; Inge Joseph Bleier William B. Eerdmans, 2004
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Memories of Jewish Life: From Italy to Jerusalem, 1918-1960 By Steve Siporin; Augusto Segre University of Nebraska Press, 2008
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Am I a Murderer? Testament of a Jewish Ghetto Policeman By Calel Perechodnik; Frank Fox; Frank Fox Westview Press, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Striking Back: A Jewish Commando's War against the Nazis By Peter Masters Presidio Press, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Planet Dora: A Memoir of the Holocaust and the Birth of the Space Age By Yves Béon; Michael J. Neufeld; Richard L. Fague; Yves Baeon Westview Press, 1997
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy: Voices of Those Who Escaped before the "Final Solution" By Dorit Bader Whiteman Perseus Publishing, 1993
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Uncertain Refuge: Italy and the Jews during the Holocaust By Nicola Caracciolo; Florette Rechnitz Koffler; Richard Koffler; Florette Rechnitz Koffler; Richard Koffler University of Illinois Press, 1995
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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