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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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 WOM

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

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.54 BAS

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POS

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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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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 943 Rav

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE 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

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

Hegi, Ursula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.0431 HEG

Tannehill, Evelyne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheatmark 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Tannehill TAN

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

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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

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

Simons, Gerald.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1982

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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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Alexander 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P ALE

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAP

Summary: A massive chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2005

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

Sullivan, Mark T.

5 holds on 1 copy

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Summary: World War II saw the first full-scale aerial battles, as well as an unprecedented degree of air attacks against civilians. This program looks at both the Royal Air Force's attacks on Berlin, and the Luftwaffe's retaliatory bombing of London. Along with footage of dogfights, the program also looks at Germany's formidable anti-aircraft guns. At the behest of the Nazi party, the German military...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pen & Sword 2012

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

Summary: Depicts the harrowing true story from World War II of the Nazis' efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies' desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. The series starts in Stockholm in 1933 as the German scientist Werner Heisenberg is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, and although considered unreliable by the Nazis, he is allowed into the secret Nazi nuclear energy project,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MHZ Networks Home Entertainment 2016

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

Chiaverini, Jennifer

Summary: After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work--but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC CHI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Chiaverini 2019