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Spiró, György

Summary: A literary sensation in Hungary now available in English, György Spiró's masterwork is at once a gripping page-turner, a magiterial historical epic, and a riotous road novel. Set in the tumultuous first century A.D., Captivity recounts the adventures of Uri, a bookish, hapless young Roman Jew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Restless Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPI

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.

Summary: Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition and sent to work as slaves at a monastery in Brazil, two Jewish sisters attempt to make their way back to Europe to find their parents, but instead one becomes part of a group founding the first Jewish settlement in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 1988

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Rice, Anne

Summary: Depicts the life story of Azriel a ghost for over 2,500 years who desperately searches to escape the dark forces that keep him an unrestful spirit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1996

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RIC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIC

Cheuse, Alan.

Summary: When his father sends him to his uncle's South Carolina plantation, New York Jew Nathaniel Pereira has his first brush with the realities of slavery and becomes captivated by a beautiful slave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: A young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland, and he must determine if he has what it takes to survive the Nazis and fight back.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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Tarshis, Lauren.

Summary: A young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland, and he must determine if he has what it takes to survive the Nazis and fight back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

Kacer, Kathy

Summary: "Desperate to save her children from the Nazis, Henry and Helen’s mother takes them to France to hide in a convent disguised as orphans. Visits from a local mime become the children’s one source of joy, especially for Henry, whose traumatic experience has left him a selective mute. But when an informer gives them up, the children are forced to flee yet again and the mime—a not yet famous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

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

Sem-Sandberg, Steve

Summary: Follows the World War II tale of Jewish ghetto director Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, who in an ambitious effort to render the ghetto an invaluable industrial complex makes compromises that have extraordinary consequences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SEM

Iturbe, Antonio

Summary: Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond. Based on a true story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION ITU

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ITU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ITU

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: YA Fiction Iturbe 2017

Belfoure, Charles

Summary: Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BEL

Belfoure, Charles

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Summary: In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money -- and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEL

Lukas, Michael David

Summary: "Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2018

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Thoene, Bodie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THO

Iturbe, Antonio

Summary: "Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: YA CD FIC ITU

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

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Zusak, Markus.

Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH ZUS

Lawton, Wendy.

Summary: The daughter of a German and a Jew, Anna's dreams of becoming a famous ballerina are crushed by increasing Nazi persecution, but she is sustained, even while in a Nazi work camp, by her strong Christian faith and the conviction that she will one day be reunited with her mother and sister.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Moody Publishers 2004

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

O'Nan, Stewart

Summary: "In 1945, Jewish refugees by the thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it relied on the underground to shelter them; taking false names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for independence. "City of Secrets" follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided--like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ONA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ONA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ONA

Dauvillier, Loïc

Summary: "A grandmother shares the story of her experiences in WWII with her grandchild in this graphic novel for young readers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 DAU

Diamant, Anita.

Summary: Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DIA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Diamant 2009

Diamant, Anita.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC DIA

Seiffert, Rachel

Summary: "From the award-winning author of the Booker Prize-short-listed The Dark Room, a startling portrait of the Nazis' arrival in Ukraine as they move to implement the final solution Otto Pohl, an engineer overseeing construction of a German road in Ukraine, awakens to the unexpected sight of SS men herding hundreds of Jews into an old brick factory. Inside the factory, Ephraim anxiously scans the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEI

Maier, Paul L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kregel Publications 1990

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAI

Morris, Mary

Summary: From award-winning novelist Mary Morris comes the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined. In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR