0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All Departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (2)
  • R50 - R100 (7)
  • R100 - R250 (471)
  • R250 - R500 (1,740)
  • R500+ (3,093)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust

Here in Our Auschwitz and Other Stories (Hardcover): Tadeusz Borowski Here in Our Auschwitz and Other Stories (Hardcover)
Tadeusz Borowski; Translated by Madeline G Levine; Foreword by Timothy Snyder
R565 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R93 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The most complete English-language collection of the prose of Tadeusz Borowski, the most challenging chronicler of Auschwitz, with a foreword by Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny "Borowski's sharp-edged descriptions of life in Nazi concentration camps shatter the limits of even Kafka's most surreal imaginings . . . conducting a conversation with darkness . . . in an icy style that cloaks hot rage."-Benjamin Balint, Wall Street Journal In 1943, the twenty-year-old Polish poet Tadeusz Borowski was arrested and deported to Auschwitz as a political prisoner. What he experienced in the camp left him convinced that no one who survived Auschwitz was innocent. All were complicit; the camp regime depended on this. Borowski's tales present the horrors of the camp as reflections of basic human nature and impulse, stripped of the artificial boundaries of culture and custom. Inside the camp, the strongest of the prisoners form uneasy alliances with their captors and one another, watching unflinchingly as the weak scrabble and struggle against their inevitable fate. In the last analysis, suffering is never ennobling and goodness is tantamount to suicide. Bringing together for the first time in English Borowski's major writings and many previously uncollected works, this is the most complete collection of stories in a new, authoritative translation, with a substantial foreword by Timothy Snyder that speaks to its enduring relevance.

Lightning Down - A World War II Story of Survival (Standard format, CD): Tom Clavin Lightning Down - A World War II Story of Survival (Standard format, CD)
Tom Clavin; Read by George Newbern
R790 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R191 (24%) Pre-order
Hitler and Stalin - The Tyrants and the Second World War (Paperback): Laurence Rees Hitler and Stalin - The Tyrants and the Second World War (Paperback)
Laurence Rees
R296 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Laurence Rees brilliantly combines powerful eye-witness testimony, vivid narrative and compelling analysis in this superb account' Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler: Hubris and Hitler: Nemesis 'In this fascinating study of two monsters, Rees is extraordinarily perceptive and original' Antony Beevor _____________________ Two tyrants. Each responsible for the death of millions. This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two leaders during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear; and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But as bestselling historian Laurence Rees shows, at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt-of suffering - in Hitler's case, most infamously the Holocaust - in order to build the utopias they wanted. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers, civilians and those who knew both men personally, Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a master work from one of our finest historians. _____________________ 'Coming from one of the world's experts on the Second World War, this is an important and original - and devastating - account of Hitler and Stalin as dictators. A must read' Professor Robert Service, author of Stalin: A Biography 'Impressive . . . well paced and well informed with an eye for telling anecdotes and colourful character sketches . . . Rees' decision to add personal stories to his narrative adds an important layer to our understanding of both the dictators themselves and their victims' Robert Gerwarth, The Daily Telegraph

Escape From the Ghetto - The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis (Paperback): John Carr Escape From the Ghetto - The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis (Paperback)
John Carr
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Trust me, this is a great true story' - Ken Follett 'It deserves to be ranked among the great survival stories of the Second World War' - The Jewish Chronicle ~~~~~ The captivating true story of one boy's flight across Europe to escape the Nazis. A tale of extraordinary courage, incredible adventure, and the relentless pursuit of life in the face of impossible challenges. In early 1940 Chaim Herszman was locked in to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Hungry, fearless and determined, he goes on scavenging missions outside the wire limits, until he is forced to kill a Nazi guard. That moment changes the course of his life, and sets him on an unbelievable adventure across enemy lines. Chaim avoids grenade and rifle fire on the Russian border, shelters with a German family in the Rhineland, falls in love in occupied France, is captured on a mountain pass in Spain, gets interrogated as a potential Nazi spy in Britain, and eventually fights for everything he believes in as part of the British Army. He protects his life by posing as an Aryan boy with a crucifix around his neck, and fights for his life through terrible and astonishing circumstances. Escape from the Ghetto is about a normal boy who faced extermination by the Nazis in the ghetto or a Nazi deathcamp, and the extraordinary life he led in avoiding that fate. It's a bittersweet story about epic hope, beauty amidst horror, and the triumph of the human spirit. John Carr is Henry Carr's eldest son, and in Escape From the Ghetto he has recreated his father's incredible adventure, through recordings and transcribed conversations in later life. For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Saboteur of Auschwitz and The Volunteer, this is the incredible true story of escape from the Nazis during World War II. REVIEWS 'John Carr deserves our gratitude for rescuing this World War Two story, among the most dramatic and vivid I've read. He has created it from conversations with his father, and the voice sounds truly authentic; it really does take us back to that period, when so many ordinary people lived extraordinary lives. It is a great adventure story, but it also prompts deeper questions about identity and truth.' - Edward Stourton, author of Cruel Crossing 'This is an unbelievable story that is all completely true. The life described is astonishing. John Carr has done an extraordinary and riveting job uncovering the real father behind the dad he thought he knew.' - Lord Tony Hall 'Utterly Compelling. It is an extraordinary tale, brilliantly written' - Alastair Stewart 'Extraordinary. An adventure story in the most terrible circumstances, a kid facing the most desperate dangers but taking fantastic risks with great boldness' - Fiona MacTaggart 'The remarkable story of a Jewish boy who killed a Nazi guard and escaped the Holocaust aged 13' - The Times 'Unputdownable. A gripping, life affirming story of survival against seemingly impossible odds.' - Deborah Cadbury, author of Prince at War 'This is a book you cannot put down. A quite extraordinary story of courage and cunning, dissembling and dishonesty, help from unlikely quarters and hindrance from cousins, and a fierce desire for survival, at whatever cost. John Carr's telling of his father's story is done sensitively and with pride, and leads to a form of familial reconciliation that is beyond moving. Passionate and spellbinding, and an absolute must read.' - Julia Neuberger "John Carr's book gives a truly riveting account of his teenage Dad's life on the run in Nazi-occupied Europe. It serves as a reminder of the cruel and arbitrary realities of the refugee experience. It won't be on Priti Patel's reading list but it should be on yours." - Jon Bloomfield

Into the Forest - A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love (Hardcover): Rebecca Frankel Into the Forest - A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love (Hardcover)
Rebecca Frankel
R565 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From a little-known chapter of Holocaust history, Rebecca Frankel's Into the Forest is one family's inspiring true story of love, escape, and survival. In the summer of 1942, the Rabinowitz family narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding Bialowieza Forest. They miraculously survived two years in the woods--through brutal winters, Typhus outbreaks, and merciless Nazi raids--until they were liberated by the Red Army in 1944. After the war they trekked across the Alps into Italy where they settled as refugees before eventually immigrating to the United States. During the first ghetto massacre, Miriam Rabinowitz rescued a young boy named Philip by pretending he was her son. Nearly a decade later, a chance encounter at a wedding in Brooklyn would lead Philip to find the woman who saved him. And to discover her daughter Ruth was the love of his life. From a little-known chapter of Holocaust history, one family's inspiring true story.

The Broken House - Growing up under Hitler (Hardcover): Horst Kruger The Broken House - Growing up under Hitler (Hardcover)
Horst Kruger; Translated by Shaun Whiteside
R389 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Extraordinary... compelling' - Mail on Sunday 'Exquisitely written... haunting... Few books, I think, capture so well the sense of a life broken for ever by trauma and guilt' - Sunday Times The rediscovery of a forgotten masterpiece, The Broken House is a coming-of-age story that provides an unforgettable portrait of life under the Nazis. In 1965, journalist Horst Kruger attended the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, where 22 former camp guards were put on trial for the systematic murder of over 1 million men, women and children. The trial sent Kruger back to his childhood in the 1930s, in an attempt to understand 'how it really was, that incomprehensible time'. He had grown up in a Berlin suburb, among a community of decent, lower-middle-class homeowners. Here, people lived ordinary, non-political lives, believed in God and obeyed the law, but were gradually seduced and intoxicated by the promises of Nazism. He had been, Kruger realised, 'the typical child of innocuous Germans who were never Nazis, and without whom the Nazis would never have been able to do their work'. This world of respectability, order and duty began to crumble when tragedy struck. Step by step, a family that had fallen under the spell of Nazism was destroyed by it. Originally published in Germany in 1966 but out of print for decades, this moving and tragic portrait of family life under the Nazis is now available for the first time to UK readers. Yet the book's themes also chime with our own times - how the promise of an 'era of greatness' by a populist leader intoxicates an entire nation, how thin is the veneer of civilisation, and what makes one person a collaborator and another a resister. 'An unsparing, honest and insightful memoir, that shows how private failure becomes national disaster' - Hilary Mantel 'The book that broke the silence... the writing glowers from the page - sorrowful, disbelieving, chastened and yet not without hope' - Observer

We Wept Without Tears - Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz (Paperback): Gideon Greif We Wept Without Tears - Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz (Paperback)
Gideon Greif
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Sonderkommando of Auschwitz-Birkenau consisted primarily of Jewish prisoners forced by the Germans to facilitate the mass extermination. Though never involved in the killing itself, they were compelled to be "members of staff" of the Nazi death-factory. This book, translated for the first time into English from its original Hebrew, consists of interviews with the very few surviving men who witnessed at first hand the unparalleled horror of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Some of these men had never spoken of their experiences before. Over a period of years, Gideon Greif interviewed intensively all Sonderkommando survivors living in Israel. They describe not only the details of the German-Nazi killing program but also the moral and human challenges they faced. The book provides direct testimony about the "Final Solution of the Jewish Problem," but it is also a unique document on the boundless cruelty and deceit practiced by the Germans. It documents the helplessness and powerlessness of the one-and-a-half million people, 90 percent of them Jews, who were brutally murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The Works of Flavius Josephus - to Which Are Added Three Dissertations, Concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the... The Works of Flavius Josephus - to Which Are Added Three Dissertations, Concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's Command to Abraham, Etc. With a Complete Index to the Whole (Paperback)
Flavius Josephus
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Works of Flavius Josephus - the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian (Paperback): Flavius Josephus The Works of Flavius Josephus - the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian (Paperback)
Flavius Josephus
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz (Paperback, Young Adult Edition): Heather Morris The Tattooist Of Auschwitz (Paperback, Young Adult Edition)
Heather Morris 1
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.

In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.

So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the true love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.

Lily's Promise - How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Paperback): Lily Ebert Lily's Promise - How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Paperback)
Lily Ebert; As told to Dov Forman
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Sunday Times top 10 bestseller With a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales 'A stunningly moving book about the power of hope and love to overcome the very worst of mankind' Piers Morgan When Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert was liberated in 1945, a Jewish-American soldier gave her a banknote on which he'd written 'Good luck and happiness'. And when her great-grandson, Dov, decided to use social media to track down the family of the GI, 96-year-old Lily found herself making headlines round the world. Lily had promised herself that if she survived Auschwitz she would tell everyone the truth about the camp. Now was her chance. In Lily's Promise she writes movingly about her happy childhood in Hungary, the death of her mother and two youngest siblings on their arrival at Auschwitz in 1944 and her determination to keep her two other sisters safe. She describes the inhumanity of the camp and the small acts of defiance that gave her strength. From there she and her sisters became slave labour in a munitions factory, and then faced a death march that they barely survived. Lily lost so much, but she built a new life for herself and her family, first in Israel and then in London. It wasn't easy; the pain of her past was always with her, but this extraordinary woman found the strength to speak out in the hope that such evil would never happen again. 'Utterly compelling, heartbreaking, truthful and yet redemptive, a memoir of the Holocaust, a testimony of irrepressible spirit and an unforgettable family chronicle, written in lucid prose by a truly remarkable woman about her life from Hungary to Auschwitz, Israel to London. I couldn't stop reading it.' Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Lost Cafe Schindler - One family, two wars and the search for truth (Hardcover): Meriel Schindler The Lost Cafe Schindler - One family, two wars and the search for truth (Hardcover)
Meriel Schindler
R535 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Rigorously researched, The Lost Cafe Schindler successfully weaves together a compelling and at times deeply moving memoir and family history that also chronicles the wider story of the Jews of the Austro-Hungarian Empire... It distinguishes itself through its combination of mystery and reconciliation.' -- The Times T2 'In tilling the past Meriel has uncovered the most fascinating - and devastating - family history. The Lost Cafe Schindler is not just a genealogical exploration, though; it sets out the wider experiences of the Jewish population of the Austro-Hungarian empire, weaving in the story of how antisemitism took root' -- Sunday Times 'An impressively researched account of Jewish life in the Tyrol up to and during the Second World War' -- Evening Standard 'An extraordinary story - so cadenced and so moving.' -- Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes 'An extraordinary and compelling book of reckonings - a journey across a long, complex and deeply painful arc of history, grippingly told - a wonderful melding of the personal and the political, the family and the historical.' -- Philippe Sands, author of East West Street 'A significant benefit for family historians is that her reading, sources and resources offer guidance that others might follow and use in their own research.' Who Do You Think You Are? 'A well-researched account.' -- The Observer 'The scale of the crimes committed during these years can never be fully comprehended, but through tales like these they become relatable and the sense of loss, shared.' -- Press Association 'Compelling and beautifully written... a remarkable and inspiring story that attests to the strength and compassion of the human spirit in overcoming the tragedy of persecution... Fascinating family history.' - Daily Express 'Schindler builds her story patiently, tracking her own journey in unravelling it' - i *** Kurt Schindler was an impossible man. His daughter Meriel spent her adult life trying to keep him at bay. Kurt had made extravagant claims about their family history. Were they really related to Franz Kafka and Oscar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame? Or Hitler's Jewish doctor - Dr Bloch? What really happened on Kristallnacht, the night that Nazis beat Kurt's father half to death and ransacked the family home? When Kurt died in 2017, Meriel felt compelled to resolve her mixed feelings about him, and to solve the mysteries he had left behind. Starting with photos and papers found in Kurt's isolated cottage, Meriel embarked on a journey of discovery taking her to Austria, Italy and the USA. She reconnected family members scattered by feuding and war. She pieced together an extraordinary story taking in two centuries, two world wars and a family business: the famous Cafe Schindler. Launched in 1922 as an antidote to the horrors of the First World War, this grand cafe became the whirling social centre of Innsbruck. And then the Nazis arrived. Through the story of the Cafe Schindler and the threads that spool out from it, this moving book weaves together memoir, family history and an untold story of the Jews of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It explores the restorative power of writing, and offers readers a profound reflection on memory, truth, trauma and the importance of cake.

Yes to Life - In Spite of Everything (Paperback): Viktor E. Frankl Yes to Life - In Spite of Everything (Paperback)
Viktor E. Frankl
R259 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R27 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust (Hardcover): Laura Hilton, Avinoam Patt Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust (Hardcover)
Laura Hilton, Avinoam Patt
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Few topics in modern history draw the attention that the Holocaust does. The Shoah has become synonymous with unspeakable atrocity and unbearable suffering. Yet it has also been used to teach tolerance, empathy, resistance, and hope. Understanding and Teaching the Holocaust provides a starting point for teachers in many disciplines to illuminate this crucial event in world history for students. Using a vast array of source materials-from literature and film to survivor testimonies and interviews-the contributors demonstrate how to guide students through these sensitive and painful subjects within their specific historical and social contexts. Each chapter provides pedagogical case studies for teaching content such as antisemitism, resistance and rescue, and the postwar lives of displaced persons. It will transform how students learn about the Holocaust and the circumstances surrounding it.

Freud's Pandemics - Surviving Global War, Spanish Flu and the Nazis (Paperback): Brett Kahr Freud's Pandemics - Surviving Global War, Spanish Flu and the Nazis (Paperback)
Brett Kahr
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"A vivid account of how Sigmund Freud coped with the great 'pandemics' of his time, from the Great War and Spanish Flu to cancer and the Nazis. By assessing how my great-grandfather might have addressed COVID-19 - the pandemic of our own times - Professor Kahr opens up a series of insights into the life of the man who championed the radical innovation of actually listening to people suffering from mental affliction. Meticulously researched, and written with real pace, this book is a timely reminder of the psychological roots of our response to national trauma." - Lord Freud, great-grandson of Sigmund Freud and President of the Freud Museum London In this compelling book, the first in the new Freud Museum London series, Professor Brett Kahr describes how Sigmund Freud endured innumerable emotional pandemics during his eighty-three years of life, ranging from unsubstantiated accusations by medical colleagues to anti-Semitic abuse, the loss of one daughter to Spanish flu and the arrest of another child by the Gestapo, to his own painful cancer treatments and his final flight from Adolf Hitler's Austria. Freud navigated these personal and political tragedies while simultaneously creating a method of healing which has helped countless millions deal with unbearable trauma and distress. Through founding psychoanalysis, Kahr argues that Freud not only saved himself from destruction but also provided the rest of the world with the means to achieve a form of psychological vaccination against emotional and mental distress. The Freud Museum London and Karnac Books have joined forces to publish a new book series devoted to an examination of the life and work of Sigmund Freud alongside other significant figures in the history of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and depth psychology more broadly. The series will feature works of outstanding scholarship and readability, including biographical studies, institutional histories, and archival investigations. New editions of historical classics as well as translations of little-known works from the early history of psychoanalysis will also be considered for inclusion.

Lily's Promise - How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Hardcover): Lily Ebert Lily's Promise - How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Hardcover)
Lily Ebert; As told to Dov Forman
R503 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R115 (23%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Sunday Times top 10 bestseller With a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales 'A stunningly moving book about the power of hope and love to overcome the very worst of mankind' Piers Morgan When Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert was liberated in 1945, a Jewish-American soldier gave her a banknote on which he'd written 'Good luck and happiness'. And when her great-grandson, Dov, decided to use social media to track down the family of the GI, 96-year-old Lily found herself making headlines round the world. Lily had promised herself that if she survived Auschwitz she would tell everyone the truth about the camp. Now was her chance. In Lily's Promise she writes movingly about her happy childhood in Hungary, the death of her mother and two youngest siblings on their arrival at Auschwitz in 1944 and her determination to keep her two other sisters safe. She describes the inhumanity of the camp and the small acts of defiance that gave her strength. From there she and her sisters became slave labour in a munitions factory, and then faced a death march that they barely survived. Lily lost so much, but she built a new life for herself and her family, first in Israel and then in London. It wasn't easy; the pain of her past was always with her, but this extraordinary woman found the strength to speak out in the hope that such evil would never happen again. 'Utterly compelling, heartbreaking, truthful and yet redemptive, a memoir of the Holocaust, a testimony of irrepressible spirit and an unforgettable family chronicle, written in lucid prose by a truly remarkable woman about her life from Hungary to Auschwitz, Israel to London. I couldn't stop reading it.' Simon Sebag Montefiore

A Promise of Sweet Tea (Paperback): Pinchas Blitt A Promise of Sweet Tea (Paperback)
Pinchas Blitt
R343 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R40 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Bravest Voices - The Extraordinary Heroism of Sisters Ida and Louise Cook During the Nazi Era (Paperback): Ida Cook The Bravest Voices - The Extraordinary Heroism of Sisters Ida and Louise Cook During the Nazi Era (Paperback)
Ida Cook
R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'A breathtaking story' Daily Mail 'Extraordinary' The Telegraph on the Cook sisters Desperate circumstances can cause ordinary women to achieve extraordinary things. No one would have predicted such glamorous and daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook two decidedly ordinary women who lived quiet lives in the London suburbs. But throughout the 1930s, the remarkable sisters rescued dozens of Jews facing persecution and death. Ida's memoir of the adventures she and Louise shared remains as fresh, vital, and entertaining as the woman who wrote it. Even when Ida began to earn thousands as a successful romance novelist, the sisters directed every spare resource, as well as their considerable courage and ingenuity, towards saving as many as they could from Hitler's death camps.

When Time Stopped - A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains (Paperback): Ariana Neumann When Time Stopped - A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains (Paperback)
Ariana Neumann
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

KRAUS FAMILY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR AT THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE 'Beautifully told' John le Carre 'More than just history' Michael Palin 'Truly exceptional' Jon Snow 'Absolutely remarkable' Edmund de Waal In this remarkably moving memoir, Ariana Neumann dives into the secrets of her father's past: years spent hiding in plain sight in wartorn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew. 'The darkest shadow is beneath the candle.' As a child in Venezuela, Ariana Neumann is fascinated by the enigma of her father, who appears to be the epitome of success and strength, but who wakes at night screaming in a language she doesn't recognise. Then, one day, she finds an old identity document bearing his picture - but someone else's name. From a box of papers her father leaves for her when he dies, Ariana meticulously uncovers the extraordinary truth of his escape from Nazi-occupied Prague. She follows him across Europe and reveals his astonishing choice to assume a fake identity and live out the war undercover, spying for the Allies in Berlin - deep in the 'darkest shadow'. Having known nothing of her father's past, not even that he was Jewish, Ariana's detective work also leads to the shocking discovery that a total of twenty-five members of the Neumann family were murdered by the Nazis. Spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans, When Time Stopped is a powerful and beautifully wrought memoir in which Ariana comes to know the family that has been lost - and, ultimately, her own beloved father.

The Upstander - How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate (Hardcover): Jori Epstein The Upstander - How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate (Hardcover)
Jori Epstein; Foreword by Michael Berenbaum
R467 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R112 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Holocaust survivor Max Glauben is on a mission-to outlast hate, to preserve memory, and to compel the world to embrace tolerance. The stench of decay pierced the air aboard the boxcar of trapped Jews. "Why me?" fifteen-year-old Max asked himself, as a convoy rumbled from the Warsaw Ghetto to Majdanek death camp in May 1943. The Nazis had destroyed the Glauben family's business, upended their rights, and ultimately decimated their neighborhood. The deluge of questions would only intensify after the Nazis murdered Max's mother, father, and brother. Max channeled grit, determination, and a fortuitous knack for manufacturing airplane parts to outlast six horrific concentration camps in his quest to survive. This memoir explores Max's mischievous childhood and teen years as a go-to ghetto smuggler. Max journeys from displaced person to American immigrant and Korean veteran. He reveals how he ached as he dared to court love and rear children. For decades, he bottled up his trauma. Then he realized: He could transform his pain into purpose. Infused with raw emotion and vivid detail, historical records and Max's poignant voice, this memoir relays the true story of the harrowing violence and dehumanization Max endured. It relays Max's powerful lifetime commitment to actively thwarting hate and galvanizing resilience. Max insists you, too, can transform your adversity into your greatest strength. In the seventy-five years since his liberation, Max has ceased to ask himself, "Why me?" Instead, he reframes his focus, eager to partner with you and ask: "What can we do next?"

Auschwitz (Paperback, New ed): Laurence Rees Auschwitz (Paperback, New ed)
Laurence Rees 3
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) In stock

Thank god that occasionally books of the stature of Laurence Reess superb Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution re-published that try to redress the balance. - fascinating. - Andrew Roberts, Evening Standard Laurence Rees tells the definitive history of the most notorious Nazi institution of them all. we discover how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history - part death camp, part concentration camp, where around a million Jews were killed. broader context. He argues that, far from being an aberration, the camp was a uniquely important institution in the Nazi state, one that played a vital role in the 'Final Solution'. makers, and perpetrators of appalling crimes speak here for the first time about their actions. Fascinating and disturbing facts have been uncovered - from the operation of a brothel to the corruption that was rife throughout the camp. The book draws on intriguing new documentary material from recently opened Russian archives, which will challenge many previously accepted arguments. throughout Nazi Europe. Rees addresses uncomfortable questions, such as why so few countries under Nazi occupation protected their Jews and why the Allies did little directly to prevent the killing even after they knew about the existence of the camp. powerful account of how a human tragedy of such immense scale could have happened.

The Volunteer (Paperback): Jack Fairweather The Volunteer (Paperback)
Jack Fairweather 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Totally gripping … fascinating, revelatory and surreal -- Simon Sebag Montefiore

How do you keep fighting in the face of unimaginable horror?

This is untold story of one of the greatest heroes of the Second World War.

In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich.

His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre -- Auschwitz.

It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi’s terrifying designs. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. His reports from the camp were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust - yet his story was all but forgotten for decades.

This is the first major account of his amazing journey, drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp’s fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

The result is a enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances, and one man’s attempt to change the course of history.

The Broken House - Growing up under Hitler (Paperback): Horst Kruger The Broken House - Growing up under Hitler (Paperback)
Horst Kruger; Translated by Shaun Whiteside
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Exquisitely written... haunting... Few books, I think, capture so well the sense of a life broken for ever by trauma and guilt' - Sunday Times 'An unsparing, honest and insightful memoir, that shows how private failure becomes national disaster' - Hilary Mantel In 1965 the German journalist Horst Kruger attended the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt, where 22 former camp guards were put on trial for the systematic murder of over 1 million men, women and children. Twenty years after the end of the war, this was the first time that the German people were confronted with the horrific details of the Holocaust executed by 'ordinary men' still living in their midst. The trial sent Kruger back to his childhood in the 1930s, in an attempt to understand 'how it really was, that incomprehensible time'. He had grown up in a Berlin suburb, among a community of decent, lower-middle-class homeowners. This was not the world of torch-lit processions and endless ranks of marching SA men. Here, people lived ordinary, non-political lives, believed in God and obeyed the law, but were gradually seduced and intoxicated by the promises of Nazism. He had been, Kruger realised, 'the typical child of innocuous Germans who were never Nazis, and without whom the Nazis would never have been able to do their work'. This world of respectability, order and duty began to crumble when tragedy struck. Kruger's older sister decided to take her own life, leaving the parents struggling to come to terms with the inexplicable. The author's teenage rebellion, his desire to escape the stifling conformity of family life, made him join an anti-Nazi resistance group. He narrowly escaped imprisonment only to be sent to war as Hitler embarked on the conquest of Europe. Step by step, a family that had fallen under the spell of Nazism was being destroyed by it. Written in accomplished prose of lingering beauty, The Broken House is a moving coming-of-age story that provides an unforgettable portrait of life under the Nazis. Yet the book's themes also chime with our own times - how the promise of an 'era of greatness' by a populist leader intoxicates an entire nation, how thin is the veneer of civilisation, and what makes one person a collaborator and another a resister.

As Long As I Hope to Live - The moving, true story of a Jewish girl and her schoolfriends under Nazi occupation (Hardcover):... As Long As I Hope to Live - The moving, true story of a Jewish girl and her schoolfriends under Nazi occupation (Hardcover)
Claudia Carli
R534 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'An extraordinary book . . . vivid and heart-breaking' The Jewish Chronicle Through the discovery of a precious friendship album which belonged to 12-year-old Alie, a Jewish schoolgirl in Amsterdam, Claudia Carli has traced and preserved the lives of an entire class of girls, most of whom did not survive the War. Alie and her friends are brought touchingly and vividly to life, along with their writings, in this extraordinary book. Their everyday hopes, pleasures and longings are offset by the constant fear of a knock on the door, a missing friend from class, a family member taken away. Alie and her mother were to die in Sobibor in 1943. Alie's sister Gretha survived Auschwitz and kept her promise to her sister to preserve the friendship album so long as she hoped to live. This book will sit alongside Anne Frank's diary and The Cutout Girl as a unique window into occupied Amsterdam and the girls who will now never be forgotten.

Hitler and Stalin - The Tyrants and the Second World War (Hardcover): Laurence Rees Hitler and Stalin - The Tyrants and the Second World War (Hardcover)
Laurence Rees
R668 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R123 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The bestselling historian on the dramatic wartime relationship - and shocking similarities - between two tyrants 'Laurence Rees brilliantly combines powerful eye-witness testimony, vivid narrative and compelling analysis in this superb account of how two terrible dictators led their countries in the most destructive and inhumane war in history' Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler - Hubris and Hitler - Nemesis This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Yet despite the fact they were bitter opponents, Laurence Rees shows that Hitler and Stalin were, to a large extent, different sides of the same coin. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear; and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt-of suffering, destroy individual liberty and twist facts in order to build the utopias they wanted, and while Hitler's creation of the Holocaust remains a singular crime, Rees shows why we must not forget that Stalin committed a series of atrocities at the same time. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht, civilians who suffered during the conflict and those who knew both men personally, bestselling historian Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a master work from one of our finest historians.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz - The True…
Lucy Adlington Paperback R368 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150
The Auschwitz Photographer - The…
Luca Crippa, Maurizio Onnis Hardcover R596 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080
What We're Scared Of
Keren David Paperback R170 Discovery Miles 1 700
Three Sisters - A breath-taking new…
Heather Morris Hardcover R463 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz - The True…
Lucy Adlington Hardcover R531 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400
My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List
Rena Finder, Joshua M. Greene Paperback R123 Discovery Miles 1 230
As Long As I Hope To Live - The moving…
Claudia Carli Paperback R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840
Lightning Down - A World War II Story of…
Tom Clavin Hardcover R616 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140
The Crime And The Silence - A Quest For…
Anna Bikont Paperback  (1)
R402 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380
The Gift - 12 Lessons To Save Your Life
Edith Eger Hardcover R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770

 

Partners