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            Night

            Night (Paperback)

            By Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion

            • RRP: $26.00
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            Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a wor...ld that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.
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            ISBN 9780141038995
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance - Their Untold Story
             

            The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance - Their Untold Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Batalion, Judy

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 21

            The incredible story of Jewish female resistance fighters who fought the Nazis, a tale virtually unkown.

            ISBN 9780349011578
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Night

            Night (Paperback)

            By Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion

            • RRP: $29.00
            • $21.75
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            Describing the tragic murder of people from a survivor's perspective, this book presents an account of the Holocaust. It offers a description of the ever-increasing horrors endured by the author, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of h...umanity, dignity, and faith.
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            ISBN 9780140189896
            Released NZ 25 May 2006
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            The Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust
             

            The Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust (Hardback)

            By Brokken, Jan

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $42.90
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            • Pub Date
              22 Mar 21

            The inside story of 'the Cura ao visa' and one of the greatest rescue operations of the twentieth century. In May 1940, Jan Zwartendijk, the director of the Lithuanian branch of the Philips electrical-goods company, stepped into history when he accepted the honorary role of Dutch... consul. In Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, desperate Jewish refugees faced annihilation in the Holocaust. That was when Zwartendijk, with the help of Chiune Sugihara, the consul for Japan, and the Dutch ambassador in Riga, Latvia - chose to break his country's diplomatic rules. He opened up a possible route to freedom through the ruse of issuing visas to the Dutch colony of Cura ao on the other side of the world. Thanks to these visas, and Sugihara's approval of onward passage, many Jews - up to 10,000 - were able to travel on the Trans-Siberian Express all through Soviet Russia to Vladivostok, further to Japan, and onwards to China. Most of the Jews whom Zwartendijk helped escape survived the war, and they and their descendants settled in America, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Zwartendijk and Sugihara were true heroes, and yet they were both shunned by their own countries after the war, and their courageous, unstinting actions have remained relatively unknown. In The Just, renowned Dutch author Jan Brokken wrests this heroic story from oblivion and traces the journeys of a number of the rescued Jews. This epic narrative shows how, even in life-threatening circumstances, some people make the right choice at the right time. It is a lesson in character and courage. 'If I had known Jan Zwartendijk's story before, I would have had filmed that.' -Steven Spielberg 'He Zwartendijk filled desperate lives with hope during a period of great darkness, and his actions will remain a beacon of decency and righteousness for generations to come.' -Bill Clinton 'Jan Brokken has built a monument to Jan Zwartendijk ... He makes time fan out not in length but in breadth, and does so cleverly, with
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            ISBN 9781925849295
            Published NZ 22 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            What We're Scared Of
              

            What We're Scared Of (Paperback)

            By David, Keren

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $15.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. What they do have in common is their Jewishness - even though the family isn't religious. When their mother gets a high-profile job and is targeted by antisemitic trolls on social media, the girls brush it off... at first - but then the threats start getting uglier. . .
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            ISBN 9781407196442
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War

            Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rees, Laurence

            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 R...ees shows that Hitler and Stalin were, to a large extent, different sides of the same coin. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear; and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt of suffering, destroy individual liberty and twist facts in order to build the Utopia they wanted, and while Hitler's creation of the Holocaust remains a singular crime, Rees shows why we must not forget that Stalin committed a series of atrocities at the same time. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht, civilians who suffered during the conflict, and those who knew both men personally, bestselling historian Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a masterwork from one of our finest historians.
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            ISBN 9780241422670
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Gratitude
             

            Gratitude (Hardback)

            By Vigan, Delphine de; Translated by Miller, George

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            'One of the finest writers of psychological fiction in France today' FRANCE MAGAZINE 'The latest literary sensation' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A cult sensation' i 'Dark, smart, strange, compelling - and tremendously French' HARRIET LANE Marie owes Michka more than she can say - but Michka... is getting older, and can't look after herself any more. So Marie has moved her to a home where she'll be safe. But Michka doesn't feel any safer; she is haunted by strange figures who threaten to unearth her most secret, buried guilt, guilt that she's carried since she was a little girl. And she is losing her words - grasping more desperately day by day for what once came easily to her. Jerome is a speech therapist, dispatched to help the home's ageing population snatch and hold tight onto the speech still afforded to them. But Michka is no ordinary client. Michka has been carrying an old debt she does not know how to repay - and as her words slide out of her grasp, time is running out. Delicately wrought and darkly gripping, Gratitude is about love, loss and redemption; about what we owe one another, and the redemptive power of showing thanks.
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            ISBN 9781526618856
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Plunder: a memoir of family property and stolen Nazi treasure
             

            Plunder: a memoir of family property and stolen Nazi treasure (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kaiser, Menachem

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            Menachem Kaiser's brilliantly told story, woven from improbable events and profound revelations, is set in motion when the author takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather's former battle to reclaim the family's apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. Soon, he is on a circuito...us path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as 'The Killer'. A surprise discovery - that his grandfather's cousin not only survived the war, but wrote a secret memoir while a slave labourer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex - leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian treasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder. Propelled by rich, original research, Kaiser immerses readers in profound questions that reach far beyond his personal quest. What does it mean to seize your own legacy? Can reclaimed property repair rifts among the living? Plunder is both a deeply immersive adventure story and an irreverent, daring interrogation of inheritance - material, spiritual, familial, and emotional. 'Menachem Kaiser is a young writer and storyteller of stunning talent, originality, and wisdom, and his debut book is gloriously impossible to categorise - by turns hilarious and profound, digressive and suspenseful, intimate and sweeping, it stands as an enviable accomplishment.' -Gideon Lewis-Kraus, author of A Sense of Direction- pilgrimage for the restless and hopeful
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            ISBN 9781925713343
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

            Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Anne; Illustrated by Polonsky, David

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The first ever graphic adaptation of one of the world's most loved books 'June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.' In Amsterdam, in the summer of ...1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. The Diary of a Young Girl is an inspiring and tragic account of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary circumstances that has enthralled readers for generations. Published in graphic format for the first time, The Graphic Diary of Anne Frank is a stunning new adaptation of one of the greatest books of the last century.
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            ISBN 9780241978641
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Choice: A true story of hope

            The Choice: A true story of hope (Paperback)

            By Eger, Edith

            • RRP: $28.00
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            One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison, and s...hows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering.
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            ISBN 9781846045127
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2018
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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