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New Books Summer 2021

A selection of new books on the Holocaust published in June, July and August 2021. After Memory: World War II in Contemporary Eastern European Literatures – Media and Cultural Memory edited by Matthias Schwartz, Nina Weller, Heike Winkel From the publisher, De Gruyter: Even seventy-five years after the end of World War II, the commemorativeContinue Reading

New Books May 2021

A selection of recently published books on the Holocaust and other related subjects. All About Eva: A Holocaust-Related Memoir, with a Hollywood Twist by Vincent Brook From the publisher, Gefen Books: Rudy Brook had just passed the German Bar exam and married his childhood sweetheart. Hitler’s coming to power put an end to Rudy’s lawContinue Reading

Reading list #22: Terezin in disrepair; the last Nazi criminals

This is Reading List #22, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. You can help this site grow by sharing this article on social media. BBC News reports on the dilapidated state of Terezin (Theresienstadt), the Czech garrison town which, during WW2, was the site of an infamous GermanContinue Reading

New books April 2021

After an absence of a few months, here is a roundup of recently released books about the Holocaust for April 2021, including a few highlights from February and March. The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz by Alasdair Richardson From the publisher, Don Bosco Publications: Dr Alasdair Richardson’s ‘The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz’ is a challenging butContinue Reading

Reading list #21: Stories of Survival

This is Reading List #21, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. WW2 podcast We Have Ways Of Making You Talk marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the end of January with an interview with Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. She was born in 1934 and was held, in the lastContinue Reading

Reading list #20: Survivors and Perpetrators of Ravensbrück

This is Reading List #20, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. The BBC reports on the story of women who worked as guards at Ravensbrück concentration camp, the infamous site in northern Germany in which female prisoners of the Nazis were held. The motivations of ordinary women whoContinue Reading

New books January 2021

A selection of books released in English about the Holocaust and related topics in January 2021. Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories – Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right by Dan Stone From the publisher, Routledge: This book contains essays on Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust by distinguished scholar Professor Dan Stone.Continue Reading

Mr Spock and the hero of the Holocaust

To coincide with Holocaust Reader’s recent interview with Nicholas Meyer, I wrote a Twitter thread about the unexpected connection between Star Trek’s Mr Spock and Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish Diplomat who used his position in Hungary in 1944 to issue papers allowing thousands of Jews to leave the country. The text and photos that madeContinue Reading

New books December 2020

A selection of new books on the Holocaust and related topics, published in December 2020. Lili: Lili Stern-Pohlmann in conversation with Anna Blasiak From the publisher, Holland House Books: The story of Lili Pohlmann’s childhood and survival. During the Second World War she was helped by many people, including a German woman working for theContinue Reading