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Szpilman, Władysław.

Summary: A Jewish pianist's real-life account of survival in World War II Warsaw. Separated in a mêlée, he fights to rejoin his family as they board the death train, but police block him. "Papa!" he cries. The father waves, "as if I were setting out into life and he was already greeting me from beyond the grave."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2003

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Miller, Irene

Summary: Irene Miller relates the story of her family's survival during the Holocaust. The family was stranded in a frozen field outside of Warsaw, Poland when the man hired to help them escape instead cheated and robbed them. The family struggled to survive as they become separated, reunited, and ultimately sent to a Siberian work camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, University of Michigan--Dearborn 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

2 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MIL

Vaughan, Marcia K.

Summary: "The story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped rescue nearly 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Includes afterword, author's note, sources, and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5318 VAU

Vinke, Hermann

Summary: Tells the life story of the German army captain who began as a strong supporter of Hitler and changed to a rescuer of Jews and others after witnessing Nazi brutalities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Star Bright Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 HOS

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Holt 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 WOR

Kulski, Julian Eugene

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The diary of a World War II youth describes his recruitment into the Underground Army, his internment in Auschwitz, his escape and participation in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, and his second escape to freedom aboard an American truck.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 921 KUL

Tannen, Deborah

Summary: "A New York Times bestselling author traces her father's life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to bustling New York City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the stories we tell. Long before she was the acclaimed author of a groundbreaking bookabout women and men, and praised by Oliver Sacks as having "a novelist's ear for the way people speak," Deborah Tannen was a little girl who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Group 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TANNEN, ELI SAMUEL TAN

Summary: Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2003

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PIA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Pianist 2003

Porat, Dan

Summary: A cobblestone road. A sunny day. A soldier. A gun. A child, arms high in the air. A moment captured on film. But what is the history behind arguably the most recognizable photograph of the Holocaust? In The Boy: A Holocaust Story, the historian Dan Porat unpacks this split second that was immortalized on film and unravels the stories of the individuals--both Jews and Nazis--associated with it. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 POR

Marrin, Albert

Summary: A Polish Jew on the eve of World War II, Janusz Korczak turned down opportunities for escape in order to stand by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka. Marrin examines not just Korczak's life but his ideology of children: that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 KOR

Roy, Jennifer

Summary: "Tells Irena Sendler's story of saving 2,500 children during the Holocaust"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2015

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

Down, Susan Brophy.

Summary: Irena Sendler was born into a Catholic family in Poland in 1910. Throughout the German occupation in World War II, Irena worked tirelessly to help save Polands Jews from the Nazi horror. Irena saved at least 2,500 Jewish children from certain death during the Holocaust. By the time of her death in 2008, Irena had been honored by the governments of Poland and Israel, Pope John Paul II, and many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SEN

Hesse, Karen.

Summary: Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HES

Summary: The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ZOO

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Zookeeper's 2017

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ZOO RATED PG-13

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

Nielsen, Jennifer A

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: In 1942 sixteen-year-old Chaya Lindner is a Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Poland, a courier who smuggles food and documents to the isolated Jewish ghettos in southern Poland, depending on her forged papers and "Aryan" features--but when a mission goes wrong and many of her colleagues are arrested she finds herself on a journey to Warsaw, where an uprising is in the works.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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Ackerman, Diane.

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Summary: When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Audiobooks America 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.53 ACK

Ackerman, Diane.

Summary: The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Żabiński began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Żabińskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2007

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 ACK

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 ACK

Copies Available at Fife Lake

2 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 ACK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 Ack

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