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O'Donnell, Svenja

Summary: "Growing up in Paris, the daughter of a German mother and an Irish father, Svenja O'Donnell knew little of her family's German past. All she knew was that her grandmother and her mother had fled their home city of Königsberg in the far east of Germany near the end of World War II, never to return. But everything changed when O'Donnell traveled to Königsberg -- now known as Kaliningrad, and part...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IRMEN, INGE ODO

Summary: "On May 8, 1945, Adolf Hitler and his Thousand Year Reich were crushed to extinction between Russia and the Allied forces. Join The History Channel in a look back at the individuals and events surrounding this watershed day. It captures both the celebrations and the heartbreak of the end of the European war; chronicling our reentry into a post-Hitler world that could never be the same...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD V-E

Summary: Friday, 11 pm, by the light of an oil lamp, my notebook on my knees. Around 10 pm there was a series of bombs. The siren started right in screaming. Apparently it has to be worked by hand now. No light. Running downstairs in the dark, we slip and stumble. Finally we're in our cellar, behind an iron door that weighs a hundred pounds. The official term is air-raid shelter. We call it cave,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2005

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Postorino, Rosella

Summary: Forced to risk her life every day as a taster at Hitler's secret headquarters, Rosa and a growing sisterhood of involuntary women conscripts navigate Nazi fanatics, an SS guard's unwanted attentions, and the escalating war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POS

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: Chronicles the efforts of the Allied forces to thwart the Nazi occupiers of Norway in their effort to build an atomic bomb.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.54 BAS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Müeller-Hill, Werner Otto.

Summary: Werner Otto Müller-Hill served as a military judge in the Werhmacht during World War II. From March 1944 to the summer of 1945, he kept a diary, recording his impressions of what transpired around him as Germany hurtled into destruction-what he thought about the fate of the Jewish people, the danger from the Bolshevik East once an Allied victory was imminent, his longing for his home and family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MULLER-HILL, WERNER OTTO MUL

Makos, Adam

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMOYER, CLARENCE MAK

Evans, Richard J.

Summary: The final volume in Evans's masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a people's community to serve a war of conquest, and Hitler's campaign of racial subjugation and genocide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5343 EVA

Raven, Margot Theis.

Summary: The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during the Airlift.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943 Rav

Summary: General Casey of the U.S. Army Air Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE COM

Hegi, Ursula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1997

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.0431 HEG

Tannehill, Evelyne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheatmark 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B Tannehill TAN

Rees, Laurence

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The bestselling historian on the dramatic wartime relationship - and shocking similarities - between two tyrants. 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Affairs 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5343 REE

Stargardt, Nicholas

Summary: "Drawing on a wealth of first-hand testimony, the German War is the first foray for many decades into how the German people experienced the Second World War. Told from the perspective of those who lived through it-- soldiers, school-teachers and housewives; Nazis, Christians and Jews-- its masterful historical narrative sheds fresh and disturbing light on the beliefs, hopes, and fears of people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 943.086 Stargardt 2015

Summary: Sixteen German paratroopers are dropped on the coast of England with orders to bring Churchill back to Hitler.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE EAG

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Eagle 2000

Downing, David

Summary: In April 1938, a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, Germany, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. Fifty years later, Walter Gersdorff, the widow's son, who was eleven years old in the spring of 1938, discovers the carefully hidden diary the boarder had kept during his stay, even though he should never have written any of its contents down. What Walter...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Binder, L. Annette

Summary: "In 1945, as the war in Germany nears its violent end, the Huber family is not yet free of its dangers or its insidious demands. Etta, a mother from a small, rural town, has two sons serving their home country: her elder, Max, on the Eastern front, and her younger, Georg, at a school for Hitler Youth. When Max returns from the front, Etta quickly realizes that something is not right-he is thin,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIN

Shipman, James D

Summary: "Based on the true story of General Patton's clandestine unauthorized raid on a World War II POW camp. March, 1945. Allied forces are battle-worn but wearily optimistic. Russia's Red Army is advancing hard on Germany from the east, bolstering Allied troops moving in from the west and north. Soon, surely, Axis forces must accept defeat. Yet for Captain Jim Curtis, each day is a reminder of how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHI

1 hold on 5 copies

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 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

Simons, Gerald.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1982

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 940.53 WOR

Alexander, V. S.

Summary: Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Alexander 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ALE

Beevor, Antony

Summary: Chronicles the horror of Berlin's fall to the Soviets in 1945, recalling the starvation, exposure, artillery fire, rape, and mass destruction that marked the Red Army's final push on Germany's capital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5421 BEE

Rapp, Bill.

Summary: In the autumn of 1945 Karl Baier a young American military officer arrives in a devastated Berlin the once mighty capital of the Third Reich. His assignment: to hunt down debrief and in some cases resettle German scientists who helped build the German war machine. He is not alone however as America's allies during the war have become competitors in the search for Germany's scientific and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAP

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