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Dobbs, Michael

Summary: "The powerfully told story of a group of German Jews desperately seeking American visas to escape the Nazis, and an illuminating account of America's struggle with the refugee crisis caused by the rise of Hitler. Official tie-in to the U.S. Holocaust Museum multi-year exhibit"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 DOB

Aly, Götz

Summary: "A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.0049 ALY

Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: Tells the stories -- in their own words -- of several of the thousands of Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940 and brought to new homes in the United Kingdom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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Leyson, Leon

Summary: Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was the youngest child in his family and possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEY

Summary: The incredible story of thousands of Jews and their dramatic escape from the Nazis to China during World War II. Narrated by Martin Landau.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video Group 2004

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

Frank, Anne

Summary: Anne Frank's extraordinary diary, written in the Amsterdam attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis for two years, has become a world classic and a timeless testament to the human spirit. In this definitive edition enriched by many passages originally withheld by her father, we meet an Anne more real, more human, and more vital than ever. Here she is first and foremost a teenage girl...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 940.5318 FRA

Golabek, Mona

Summary: The true story of Lisa Jura, one of the thousands of Jewish children who survived World War II via the Kindertransport.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GOL

Ansky, S.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Holt 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.308 ANS

Correa, Armando Lucas

Summary: Una novela inolvidable ambientada en el Berlín de la primavera de 1939, la Cuba pre- y postrevolucionaria y el Nueva York después del 11 de septiembre. Antes de que todo se desmoronara, Hannah Rosenthal y sus padres tenían una vida encantadora. Su familia, una de las más distinguidas en los altos círculos sociales berlineses, era admirada por amigos y vecinos. Ahora en 1939, Berlín se ha teñido...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Español 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 FIC COR

Josephus, Flavius.

Summary: No source, other than the Bible itself, provides more relevant information on the first century than the work of Flavius Josephus. This newly edited version updates the original 18th century language; includes commentary by the award winning author and historian, Dr. Paul L. Maier; features over forty photos of ancient sites and artifacts mentioned by Josephus; cross references numbers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kregel Publications 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 933.05 JOS

Wells, Rosemary.

Summary: Based on a memoir written in the early twentieth century, tells the story of a young girl and her life in Russia, her travels to America, and her subsequent life in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.04 Wells 1999

Alexander, Lori

Summary: "Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GUT

Ruderman, David B.

Summary: Twenty-four 30 minute lectures given by Professsor David B. Ruderman, Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania, present an overview of Jewish culture and society, focusing on the encounter between rabbinic civilization and the social, economic, political, and intellectual environments of medieval Islam and Christendom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.0492 BET
2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909.0492 BET PART 1
Call number: DVD 909.0492 BET PART 2

Sidran, Ben.

Summary: A comprehensive examination of Jewish influence and participation in the American popular music business, that weaves together cultural, political, musical and economic history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nardis Books, an imprint of Unlimited Media Ltd. 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780 SID

Beckerman, Gal.

Summary: Draws on newly released government documents to trace the three-decade effort to protect Jewish Soviet citizens after World War II, providing coverage of the movement's impact on Judaism, the Cold War, and immigration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.892 BEC

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Summary: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY JOJ

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD JOJ

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JOJO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE JOJ

Correa, Armando Lucas

Summary: Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2016

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION COR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Correa 2016

Gordon, Cambria

Summary: Isabel Perez is a sixteen-year-old who dreams of writing poetry, love, and being with the young nobleman Diego Altamirano; but in Trujillo, Spain in 1481 such a love is forbidden by the boy's family because Isabel's families are conversos, new Christians,but in the privacy of their home they still practice Judaism--a secret that could destroy them all when the Inquisition reaches Trujillo and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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Bornstein, Michael

Summary: In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother's arms. Here is the unforgettable story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved Michael's life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BOR

Summary: Today, Europe's fastest growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of moral leader of Europe as they embrace hundreds of thousands of refugees. This development couldn't have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2016

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

Morris, Heather

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Brown, Monica

Summary: "A new girl has joined Lola Levine's second-grade class. When they get off on the wrong foot, they are forced to spend time together ... and learn they have more in common than they thought"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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

Golabek, Mona

Summary: "In pre-World War II Vienna, Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who dreamed of becoming a concert pianist. But when enemy forces threatened the city--particularly the Jewish people that lived there--Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. They chose to send Lisa to London for safety through the Kindertransport--a rescue effort that relocated Jewish children. As Lisa yearned to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 GOL

Cerrito, Angela

Summary: A nine-year-old Jewish girl, helped by Irena Sendler and the Zegota organization, is smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto, given a new identity, and sent to live in the countryside for the duration of the World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2015

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

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