Here you’ll find some examples of books about the Holocaust that are available for Sunderland Public Library patrons as digital e-books or audiobooks through either the Commonwealth E-Book Collection or Overdrive or on CD. If you haven’t used those services before, ask a librarian for a hand. You can also check out the Sunderland Public Library’s section on Digital Collections here.
To see more information for these resources including cover art and book reviews, click the title of the book to be redirected to it’s record in the C/W Mars catalog.
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
E-Book or Audiobook
The story of a fifteen year old boy named Jack who was placed in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. This book blends Jack’s personal story with historical information and photographs from the Holocaust.
The Nazi Hunters
This is the story of a team of spies sent on a mission after World War II to find the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in hiding in Argentina and smuggle him back to Israel. Suspenseful and true.
Amherst, Northampton, & Oxford Libraries
Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
This is the story of Daniel, a 13 year old boy who escapes Germany during the Holocaust and ends up as a refugee in Cuba after being turned away in Canada and the U.S. It includes poems by the author.
Commonwealth E-Book Collection
Based on a true story, this book focuses on the experiences Fania and Zlatka, two young girls detained at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. If you liked reading Anne Frank, you may also like this story. Includes a glossary with Yiddish words and a “What is true?” section at the end of the book. Also available as a physical book- see Books section.
Number the Stars
This book was a Newberry Medal winner. It is the story of 10 year old Annemarie Johansen, her family, and her best friend Ellen Rosen. Annemarie’s family hide Ellen from the Nazis. They live in Denmark, and through their story we larn about the Danish Resistance during the Holocaust- a movement that helped smuggle Jews out of Denmark and into Sweden.