Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer - This
is still the best history of Hitler's Germany, written by an American journalist
who witnessed many important events. CBS radio correspondent Shirer spent
several years in close proximity to Hitler, witnessing the Nazi attempt
to conquer Europe. After the war, Shirer spent over five years sifting through
Nazi documents to write this definitive history. "One of the most important
works of history of our time."-- The New York Times.
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Diary by William L. Shirer - The daily life of CBS radio
correspondent Shirer in Hitler's Germany - includes witnessing the surrender
of France. This is Shirer's private account as he watched Hitler take Germany
down the road toward war in the last half of the 1930s. Shirer's reactions
to the Nazi mentality he encountered provide unique insight. Highly recommended.
of the Third Reich - Provides a wealth of information
in a single volume that can quickly answer most commonly asked questions.
"Open this extraordinary work anywhere - and you won't be able to stop
reading..." - The New York Times. Highly recommended for students.
the Name of the Volk: Political Justice in Hitler's Germany
by H. W. Koch - The history and mentality behind the infamous Nazi
People's Court, with special emphasis on the career of Roland Freisler,
president of the court from 1942-1945. Under Freisler, the court defined
treason, punishable by death, as all political actions or intentions it
found distasteful - including the feeding of political prisoners and any
criticism of Hitler. Also covers the trials resulting from the failed assassination
attempt on Hitler, July 20, 1944.
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Hitler by John Toland - Based on previously unpublished documents,
diaries, notes, photographs and interviews with Hitler's colleagues and
associates. This is considered by many to be the definitive biography of
the Nazi leader.
1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw - This first installment
of a two-part biography by the noted British historian covers the period
from Hitler's birth in 1889 through Germany's reoccupation of the Rhineland
in 1936. Kershaw utilized historical documents which had not been available
to previous biographers, including Russian archives, to create this important
new biography of Hitler.
1936-1945 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw - The second part
covers Hitler's political and military ascension to the brink of world domination
and eventual downfall, along with a campaign of persecution on a continental
scale that led to the death camps.
Table Talk by Adolf Hitler, Norman Cameron (Translator),
R. H. Stevens (Translator), with an introduction by Hugh Trevor-Roper -
From 1941-44 Hitler's private conversations were all recorded by a team
of specially picked shorthand writers. In this book, Hitler talks freely
about his enemies, his friends, his ambitions, his failures, and his secret
dreams, voicing his thoughts to intimate Nazi associates.
Hitler Book : The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin
- A remarkable narrative originally complied by the Soviets in 1949, based
on the four-year-long interrogations of Otto Guensche and Heinz Linge, Hitler's
personal aides, during their postwar captivity in Russia.
Night of Long Knives by Max Gallo - A step by step,
hour by hour reconstruction of the events of June 29 to July 2, 1934, as
Hitler conducted an orgy of arrests and assassinations against his former
close comrades including storm trooper leader, Ernst Roehm.
and Stalin: Parallel Lives by Alan Bullock - The amazing
similarities of the two most destructive personalities of this century,
uncovering their origins, early careers, and methods of seizing and using
power. Written by famed British historian Bullock.
Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper - The complete story
of the last ten days of Hitler's life in his underground bunker in Berlin,
as told by Trevor-Roper who was appointed by the British Intelligence to
investigate the conflicting evidence surrounding Hitler's final days.
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We Forget: A History of the Holocaust CD-ROM - 500
photographs, 30 minutes of video clips, 40 minutes of audio, interactive
maps, extensive original text, narration, and more, all combine to provide
powerful testimony and an incomparable study of Nazi persecution of the
Jews. Highly recommended.
of the Holocaust : Biographic, Geographic, and Terminology Reference
by Eric Joseph Epstein, Philip Rosen - Covers all aspects of the Holocaust--people,
places, and events. Designed as a quick reference for high-school and college
students, providing brief factual or statistical information. 2,000 entries
are arranged alphabetically. Biographies record birth and death dates, the
person's connection to the Holocaust, and their fate.
: A New History by Laurence Rees - (Companion book to
the BBC Documentary)
A concise narrative history of Auschwitz utilizing insights from over 100
recent interviews with Nazi perpetrators and Auschwitz survivors, examining
the camp's origins and gradual evolution into Nazi Germany's most notorious
Buchenwald Report translated by David A. Hackett - A
comprehensive collection of first-hand accounts compiled by U.S. Army intelligence
from prisoners at Buchenwald, the first major concentration camp liberated
by the Western Allies. This unique report is the only case in which liberated
prisoners were interviewed while still inside the camp, thus providing a
very clear picture of life and death in a Nazi concentration camp. Thought
to be lost for years, a single copy of the Buchenwald Report was recently
discovered and is presented in this book in its entirety for the first time.
Frank: The Biography by Melissa Muller - The first biography
of the vivacious, intelligent Jewish girl with a crooked smile and huge
dark eyes who has become the "human face of the Holocaust." Utilizes
exclusive interviews with family and friends, previously unavailable correspondence,
and documents long kept secret, providing a deeper, richer understanding
of Anne and the Nazi era.
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Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - The extraordinary
diary of a young German-Jewish girl forced into hiding for 25 months with
her family in a small attic during World War II. Unable to go outside for
any reason, she must cope with the boredom, fear, annoyances, and loneliness
of captivity, but through it all manages to remain hopeful.
Never Saw Another Butterfly : Children's Drawings and Poems from
Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944 - 15,000 young children passed
through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these
poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of
these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage
and optimism. 60 color illustrations.
Nazi Doctors : Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide
by Robert Jay Lifton - Renowned psychiatrist Lifton examines the role
of German doctors in Nazi euthanasia and genocide. This powerful study,
the result of ten years of painstaking research and extensive interviews,
sheds light not only on the origins of the Holocaust, but explains how physicians,
sworn by oath and conviction to ease suffering, were transformed from healers
to systematic killers.
by Elie Wiesel - The 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner gives a terrifying
account of the Nazi death camp horror he experienced as a young boy. This
is a small book at 109 pages but is also one of the most powerful documents
ever written concerning the Nazis. Recommended for middle school and high
school aged students learning about the Holocaust.
Promise : A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz by Rene Kornreich
Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam - Among the first 999 Jewish girls
on the first transport brought into Auschwitz on March 26, 1942, was twenty-one
year old Rena Kornreich who would endure the Nazi death camp for the next
three and a half years. This remarkable story of Rena's survival reveals
at its core not a lone heroic struggle, but the power of an unusual relationship
between Rena and her younger sister, Danka, who gave her the will to go
on under unimaginable circumstances.
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of a Vanished World - Features 70 extraordinary B&W photos
of children taken by Roman Vishniac in traditional Jewish Eastern European
villages between 1935-1938 on the eve of the Holocaust. The high quality
images are accompanied by songs and rhymes the children spoke and sang that
made them smile, presented in the original Yiddish with English translations.
Lives : The Untold Stories of Jewish-Christian Women in
Nazi Germany by Cynthia A. Crane - Uncovers the hidden life stories
of ten ("half-breed") women, children of Jewish-Christian marriages,
whose families were persecuted during Hitler's Third Reich. These women
suffered the onslaught of anti-Jewish laws that divided spouses, families,
and friends. From the early Nazi years through post-war Germany, this compelling,
personal chronicle reveals the secret horrors these women endured as they
struggled to survive in a nation that had betrayed them.
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SS : Hitler's Instrument of Terror The Full Story
from Street Fighters to the Waffen-SS by Gordon Williamson - From
its origins in 1925 as Hitler's private protection squad to its eventual
role in the Holocaust and military conquests, every aspect of the SS is
examined in this authoritative account of Nazi Germany's most notorious
organization. 220 color and b&w photos including 25 color art works.
Uniforms, Insignia & Accoutrements : A Study in Photographs
compiled by A. Hayes - The ultimate guide for military buffs
and historians, this book has hundreds of high quality color photos of authentic
items from the General SS and Waffen SS and also contains never before published
photos from private albums.
Reichsfuehrer-SS by Peter Padfield - A full scale
biography exposing the strangely ordinary man who became Hitler's most powerful
subordinate and one of history's most ruthless executioners. Includes details
from diaries, letters, and speeches captured from Nazi archives.
Dealer : The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz
by Rudolf Hoess, Steven Paskuly - Perhaps the most important single
book concerning the Holocaust. Rudolf Hoess admits to being history's worst
mass murderer, personally supervising the extermination of over two million
persons, mostly Jews, at Auschwitz. This is the first complete translation
of his memoirs into English, providing a revealing look into the mentality
of this genocidal man and inside information about the SS and Nazi hierarchy.
Hell on the Eastern Front : The Waffen-SS War in
Russia 1941-1945 by Christopher Ailsby - From the opening assaults
of Operation Barbarossa through the fall of Berlin, every aspect of the
Waffen SS in battle is covered including recruitment, organization and atrocities.
Includes over 100 photos.
An Illustrated History by Rupert Butler - Exposes the tactics
and utter ruthlessness of Hitler's secret police revealing how Himmler and
Heydrich built this once small organization into a force that terrorized
an entire continent.
Killing of Reinhard Heydrich : The SS 'Butcher of Prague'
by Callum MacDonald - On May 27, 1942, as Heydrich's car slowed to
round a sharp turn in the roadway near Prague it came under attack from
Czech agents who had been trained in England to kill him. This is a detailed
look at the extraordinary events surrounding the assassination of the man
who was second in command of the SS organization.
Massacre at Malmedy by Charles Whiting - A complete examination
of the SS massacre of U.S. troops during the Battle of the Bulge, the bloodiest
single atrocity against American soldiers during the European War. Also examines
the subsequent bungled trial and political events that resulted in the release
of the SS men involved, including the SS Commander, Jochen Peiper.
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Speer: His Battle With Truth by Gitta Sereny - Speer's
story is an unforgettable study of how good exists with evil. This brilliant
biography illuminates the forces and psychological processes that turned
an intelligent, perhaps even decent man, into an instrument of evil. Based
on hundreds of hours of interviews with Speer and his close associates.
of WW II by Edward F. Murphy - The fascinating, true stories
of 190 men who earned America's highest award, the Medal of
Honor. The superhuman feats and selfless courage of ordinary men, vividly
Europa by Solomon Perel - The amazing true story of a Jewish
youth who survived the Holocaust by disguising himself as an ethnic German
and even became a member of the Hitler Youth. This is the book that inspired
the acclaimed film of the same name.
Who in Nazi Germany by Robert S. Wistrich - A very useful
book with short biographies of nearly 350 persons that influenced every
aspect of life in Nazi Germany, from Hitler to obscure Nazi bureaucrats.
This is a book you will find yourself using again and again.
by Ralf Georg Reuth - A comprehensive profile of Hitler's master of
propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Read how this small, highly intelligent man
with an inferiority complex, created and controlled Hitler's image and became
one of the biggest Nazi advocates for the extermination of the Jews.
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Hitler Youth in Poland : The Nazis' Program for Evacuating Children
During World War II by Jost Hermand - As a ten year old boy, Hermand
was sent away from his family to the first of several Hitler Youth paramilitary
camps in order to escape Allied bombing and to be dehumanized for future
service in Hitler's Reich. This intimate memoir exposes the dreary routine,
brutalization and sadism inflicted on the boys - and inflicted by the boys
on each other.
Commander : The Memoirs of Colonel Hans Von Luck by Hans Von
Luck - The life of Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer division commander
with vivid descriptions of battles and campaigns including; El Alamein,
Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day and the Russian Front.
Special Missions : The Memoirs of the Most Dangerous Man
in Europe by Otto Skorzeny - A fascinating, straight forward
account of the daring exploits and reckless courage of Germany's infamous
secret operative who, among other things, led the mission to rescue Mussolini
from captivity in 1943.
In His Own Words - Edited by John Pimlott - A true
'must have' book for anyone interested in the career of German military
genius Erwin Rommel. Using Rommel's letters, orders and narratives of daily
action, a complete picture is presented of how he dealt with the realities
of war. Also included, Rommel in World War One. 120 photos - many taken
by Rommel himself.
by Ted Brusaw, Siegfried Knappe - This chronicle of young, ambitious
German Army Officer Siegfried Knappe offers a look inside the Nazi war machine
and the culture that was the German General Staff. From the Russian Front
to Hitler's bunker during the final Battle of Berlin, this first-hand memoir
offers great insight into the life of a soldier in Hitler's Army.
Hitler's Headquarters 1939-45 by Walther Warlimont - A
personal history by one of the highest ranking generals to survive the war,
exposing the daily workings of the German High Command, its stormy relationship
with Hitler and events surrounding the assassination attempt on Hitler in
Riefenstahl: A Memoir by Leni Riefenstahl - The autobiography
of the woman behind the extraordinary Nazi propaganda film Triumph of
the Will who went on to live a long, adventurous life after the collapse
of the Third Reich.
Flew for the Fuehrer by Heinz Knoke - The diary of
a Luftwaffe fighter wing commander who logged over 2000 flights and tallied
52 kills. Also includes his attempt to build a new life after the war.
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: The Illustrated History of the German Army in WWII by John Pimlot - 250
illustrations including 200 previously unpublished photos provide a detailed
history showing the training, tactics and equipment used by the German Army
against Poland, France, the Soviet Union and others.
Uniforms of the Third Reich 1933-1945 - Features 240 informative
color drawings showing the huge array of uniforms worn by everyone from
bus conductors to Hitler. Includes fighting and security forces, Nazi Party
members, governing and supervisory officials, Hitler Youth and the SS.
: The Russian-German Conflict, 1941-45 by Alan Clark - On June 22, 1941,
one of the most brutal campaigns in military history began as the Nazis
invaded the Soviet Union. Famed British historian Clark tells a vivid history
of the campaign including the failed German attack on Moscow, the Siege
of Leningrad, the greatest tank battle in history, and the great Russian
offensive in 1944 that led the Red Army on to victory in Berlin.
Diary by G.M. Gilbert - Provides an extraordinary look into
the events surrounding the trial of Nazi Germany's surviving leaders at
Nuremberg in 1945-46. Gilbert was the prison psychologist who had unlimited
access to Goering, Hess, Speer, Frank, Jodl, Keitel, Streicher and the others,
all of whom revealed their innermost thoughts to him, including their day
to day reactions to the trial, off the record opinions of Hitler, and views
on the revelations concerning Nazi atrocities.
French Resistance by Raymond Aubrac - A small
Pocket Archives book packed with nearly 200 pages of quality rare photos
telling the story of the Resistance 1940-1944. Assembled by Raymond Aubrac,
a surviving Resistance member who served as deputy leader of the secret