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Dronfield, Jeremy

Summary: "In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press Incorporated 2018

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Klüger, Ruth

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feminist Press at the City University of New York 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5318 KLU

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

De Waal, Elisabeth

Summary: "Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: The story of the surviving members of the Viennese Hakoah sports club women's swim team, a world-dominating competitor in the 1930s. The club was eventually shut down during Hitler's reign, though all the women managed to escape capture. Combines historical footage and contemporary interviews to reconnect the women's lives and memories.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAT

Rauch, Georg

Summary: "A YA memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to serve on the Russian front"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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Hahn-Beer, Edith

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rob Weibach Books/William Morrow 1999

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Hahn-Beer 1999

Vassiltchikov, Marie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1988

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Kendall, Jane F.

Summary: Maestoso Petra, a Lipizzaner stallion, trains to perform in the Spanish Riding School and is hidden away during the German occupation of Austria in World War II. Includes facts about Lipizzaner horses and the world-famous Spanish Riding School.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED HOR

Burger, Harry

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Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Colorado 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5318 BUR

Kirsch, Jonathan

Summary: Describes the life of the teenage Jewish refugee whose shooting of a Nazi diplomat was used as fodder to unleash Kristallnacht and discusses whether he was working alone, as an early resistance fighter, or as a spurned lover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5318 GRYNSZPAN, HERSCHEL FEIBEL KIR

Kanter, Trudi.

Summary: A true story of a Jewish Austrian hat designer who rescued herself and the businessman she loved during the 1938 Nazi invasion, seeking safety amid the horrors of World War II Europe.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5482 KANTER, TRUDI KAN

Isenberg, Sheila.

Summary: An American heiress turned resistance hero, Muriel was an electrifying woman who impressed everyone she met with her beauty and intelligence. Her adventurous life led her from Chicago's high society to a Viennese medical school, and then to the Austrian underground.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.53 ISE

Ricks, Thomas E.

Summary: A "dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 RIC

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Letts, Elizabeth

Summary: "Traces the lesser-known efforts of Hitler to build a master race of the finest purebred horses and the heroic achievements of American soldiers to rescue imperiled stolen equines from a hidden Czechoslovakian farm during a 1945 battle between Third Reich and Allied forces,"--NoveList. In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 LET

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 LET

Segev, Tom

Summary: A fully documented profile of the "Nazi hunter" famous for his unrelenting pursuit of Nazi criminals draws on extensive international records to discuss such topics as his role in capturing Adolf Eichmann, rivalry with Elie Wiesel, and infamy later in life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5318 WIESENTHAL, SIMON SEG

Lico Albanese, Laurie

Summary: "From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings. In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer--young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish--meets...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Albanese 2017

Weyr, Thomas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5343 WEY

Denenberg, Barry.

Summary: During the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Austria, twelve-year-old Julie escapes to America to live with her relatives in New York City.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DEN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Series Denenberg 2000

Ross, Susan L

Summary: "More than six decades after the end of World War II, twelve-year-old Charlie, a budding musician, searches for clues about her violin-prodigy namesake's fate"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ROS

Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

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Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports--but it is also the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Sullivan, Mark T.

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Summary: "Based on a true story, Pino Lella is forced to enlist as a German soldier and recruited to become the personal driver for Hitler's left hand in Italy. With the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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