World War II

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We Are Going to Be Lucky

Edited by Elizabeth L. Fox
Notes by Elizabeth L. Fox
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.

Writing in Witness

A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.

Seeking Alice

A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.

Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi

Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.

The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945

Edited by Danielle Bailly
Translated by Betty Becker-Theye
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

The Old Guard

A brutal and unflinchingly honest portrayal of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche.

Cinema and the Shoah

Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.

American Talmud

Looks at the role of Jewish American fiction in the larger context of American culture.

Memory and Mastery

Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.

Words and Witness

Connects Holocaust literature and film to other works of "historical horror" in order to examine the limits that trauma imposes upon literary and artistic expression.

Rising from the Ruins

An assessment of reason, being, and the good in a world fractured by the passage of the Holocaust.

Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil

By Fred Emil Katz
Subjects: History

What is it in the behavioral makeup of ordinary people, operating in the course of ordinary daily living, that lends itself to participating in horrendous activities — and doing so at times with zeal, ...

Crisis and Covenant

Explores how Jewish American writers have grappled with the enormity of the Holocaust.