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            Night

            Night (Paperback)

            By Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion

            • RRP: $26.00
            • $19.50
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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)
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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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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            To Be a Man: 'One of America's most important novelists' (New York Times)

            To Be a Man: 'One of America's most important novelists' (New York Times) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krauss, Nicole

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $25.73
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            Deftly weaving from one end of life to another - from ageing parents to newborn babies, from a young girl's coming-of-age to an old woman's unexpected delivery of a strange new second youth, from mystery and wonder at a life at its close or at a future waiting to unfold, Nicole K...rauss's stories illuminate the moments in the lives of women in which the forces of sex, power and violence collide. With sons and lovers, seducers and friends, husbands lost and regained, or husbands who were never husbands at all, how many men does can a woman's lifetime hold? What does it mean to be a man and a woman together; or a man and a woman, once together and now apart? Beautiful, taut and dark, spinning across the world, from Switzerland, Japan and New York to Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and South America, To Be a Man delves with originality and timeliness into questions of masculinity and violence, regret and regeneration, control and desire; and shines a fierce, unwavering light onto men and women, and into the uncharted gulfs that lie between them.
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            ISBN 9781408871836
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            • $28.86
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stella
              

            Stella (Hardback)

            By Wurger, Takis; Translated by Schillinger, Liesl

            • RRP: $53.00
            • $40.19
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            • Pub Date
              9 Mar 21

            From the internationally bestselling author of The Club comes a gripping historical novel of love and betrayal, set in wartime Berlin

            ISBN 9780802149176
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
            Publisher Black Cat
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Mar 2021
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            The Escape Artist
             

            The Escape Artist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fremont, Helen

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $31.54
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            • Internationally sourced

            The Escape Artist has been lauded by New York Times bestselling author Mary Karr as beautifully written, honest, and psychologically astute. A must-read.

            ISBN 9781982113612
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Be a Refugee: One Family's Story of Exile and Belonging

            How to Be a Refugee: One Family's Story of Exile and Belonging (Hardback)

            By May, Simon

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $39.99
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            A powerfully moving family memoir of loss, exile and self-concealment in Nazi Germany.

            ISBN 9781529042818
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Philip Roth: The Biography
              

            Philip Roth: The Biography (Hardback)

            By Bailey, Blake

            • RRP: $84.99
            • $64.31
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            • Pub Date
              6 Apr 21

            The renowned biographer's definitive portrait of a literary titan.

            ISBN 9780393240726
            Released NZ 6 Apr 2021
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Apr 2021
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            The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
               

            The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Batalion, Judy

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $49.82
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            • Pub Date
              6 Apr 21

            One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters--a group of unknown heroe...s whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland--some still in their teens--helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these ghetto girls paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town's water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children. Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, Band of Brothers, and A Train in Winter, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion--the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors--takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few--like Renia, who orchestrated her
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            ISBN 9780062999870
            Released NZ 6 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperLuxe
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Apr 2021
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