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All but My Life
by Gerda Weissmann Klein
(Paperback -- April )

Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land
by Sara Nomberg-Przuytyk, et al
Listed under Auschwitz

The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-Eight Days of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Dan Kurzman
Listed under The Warsaw Ghetto

Bitter Glory : Poland & Its Fate 1918-1939
by Richard M. Watt
Paperback - 511 pages Reprint edition (December )
Hippocrene Books; ISBN: 0781806739

God's Playground : A History of Poland
by Norman Davies
Paperback Vol 001 (March 1984)
Columbia Univ Pr; ISBN: 0231053517

Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
by Richard Rhodes
(Hardcover -- May 7, )

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
by Jan Tomasz Gross
(Hardcover -- April 1, )

Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
A Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the holocaust, suitable for readers of all ages.
Listed under Maus - A Survivor's Tale

Old Polish Traditions in the Kitchen and at the Table (Hippocrene International Cookbook Series)
by Maria Lemnis, et al
Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 8.50 x 5.40
Hippocrene Books; ISBN: 0781804884;

The Polish Way: A Thousand-Year History of the Poles and Their Culture
by Adam Zamoyski
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.17 x 9.26 x 6.15
Hippocrene Books; ISBN: 0781802008; Reprint edition (December 1993)
 

Poyln: Jewish Life in the Old Country
Poyln: Jewish Life in the Old Country
by Alter Kacyzne
Paperback from Owl Books
 
Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia
by Jan Tomasz Gross
(Paperback -- April )

Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews
by Eva Hoffman
(Paperback -- October 2, )

The Life of Faustina Kowalska: The Authorized Biography
by Sophia Michalenko
The revelations and miracles of Sister Faustina.
Paperback: 255 pages
Charis Books; ISBN: 1569551537;
 

Polish Roots
by Rosemary A. Chorzempa
(Paperback -- January )

From the Ashes of Sobibor: A Story of Survival (Jewish Lives)
by Thomas Toivi Blatt
Paperback: 288 pages
Northwestern University Press; ISBN: 0810113023; (June )

The Lesser of Two Evils: Eastern European Jewry Under Soviet Rule, 1939-1941
by Dov Levin, Naftali Greenwood (Translator)
(Hardcover -- December )
 

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
by Christopher R. Browning
Paperback from Perennial
1993
 
The Polish-Lithuanian State, 1386-1795 (History of East Central Europe, 4)
by Daniel Z. Stone
(Hardcover -- September )
 
The Pianist
by Wladyslaw Szpilman
Written immediately after the end of World War II, this morally complex Holocaust memoir is notable for its exact depiction of the grim details of life in Warsaw under the Nazi occupation. "Things you hardly noticed before took on enormous significance: a comfortable, solid armchair, the soothing look of a white-tiled stove," writes Wladyslaw Szpilman, a pianist for Polish radio when the Germans invaded. His mother's insistence on laying the table with clean linen for their midday meal, even as conditions for Jews worsened daily, makes palpable the Holocaust's abstract horror. Arbitrarily removed from the transport that took his family to certain death, Szpilman does not deny the "animal fear" that led him to seize this chance for escape, nor does he cheapen his emotions by belaboring them. Yet his cool prose contains plenty of biting rage, mostly buried in scathing asides (a Jewish doctor spared consignment to "the most wonderful of all gas chambers," for example). Szpilman found compassion in unlikely people, including a German officer who brought food and warm clothing to his hiding place during the war's last days. Extracts from the officer's wartime diary (added to this new edition), with their expressions of outrage at his fellow soldiers' behavior, remind us to be wary of general condemnation of any group. --Wendy Smith, Amazon.com
Hardcover from Picador USA
 
A Question of Honor : The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II
A Question of Honor : The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II
by Lynne Olson, Stanley Cloud
Hardcover from Knopf
 
The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999
by Timothy Snyder
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
 
Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations
by Diane Armstrong
(Hardcover -- August )

Long Journey Home
by Jane Zebrowski-Bulmahn
Paperback: 120 pages
iUniverse.com; ISBN: 0595151388; (December )

Jewish Bialystok And Surroundings in Eastern Poland

Jewish Roots in Poland : Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories

Heart of Europe : A Short History of Poland

Napoleon's Campaign in Poland, 1806-1807 (Greenhill Military Paperback)

Poland : An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories)

Jews in Poland : A Documentary History

A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland

Poland in World War II : An Illustrated Military History (Illustrated Histories)

The History of Poland (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)
 
 

Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance
by Lawrence Sutin, Rochelle Sutin, Jack Sutin
Paperback from Graywolf Press
 
Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity
by Alexander B. Rossino
Listed under Blitzkrieg
 
A Concise History of Poland
A Concise History of Poland
by Jerzy Lukowski, Hubert Zawadzki
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
 
Heart of Europe: The Past in Poland's Present
by Norman Davies
Paperback from Oxford University Press
 
Polish Roots
by Rosemary A. Chorzempa
Paperback from Genealogical Publishing Company
 
Mark It With a Stone
by Joseph Horn
Hardcover from Barricade Books
 
The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir
by Roma Ligocka
Listed under Children of the Holocaust
 
Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers
by Christopher R. Browning
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
 
Resistance : The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Israel Gutman
Paperback from Houghton Mifflin Co
 
A Match Made in Hell: The Jewish Boy and the Polish Outlaw Who Defied the Nazis
A Match Made in Hell: The Jewish Boy and the Polish Outlaw Who Defied the Nazis
by Larry Stillman
Book Description: When Moniek (Morris) Goldner and his family were uprooted from their Polish farming village during a German aktion, the child-sized sixteen-year-old fled into the forests. He eventually met up with his father, who had also escaped, and together they managed to survive until a former friend betrayed the pair. Wounded and left for dead beneath his father's murdered body, Goldner was rescued by the enigmatic outlaw Jan Kopec, who was also in hiding, looking for ways to profit from his criminal expertise. 
For eighteen months Kopec hid the boy with him, moving from one area to another, often staying in hideouts he had fashioned years earlier. At first Kopec trained Goldner simply to serve as his accomplice in robberies and black market activities. But before long he pushed the training to a whole new level, making it possible for him to sell Goldner's services to a shadowy resistance group which was becoming interested in the daring young saboteur. 

And through it all, these two disparate personalities-the quiet, small-framed boy and the stocky, callous mercenary-forged an remarkable friendship and co-dependency born of need and desperation in a hellish time and place.
Hardcover from University of Wisconsin Press

 
From the Ashes of Sobibor: A Story of Survival (Jewish Lives)
by Thomas Toivi Blatt
Paperback from Northwestern University Press
 
The Warsaw Ghetto in Photographs : 206 Views Made in 1941
by Ulrich Keller
Listed under The Warsaw Ghetto

Food and Drink in Medieval Poland: Rediscovering a Cuisine of the Past
by Maria Dembinska, Magdalena Thomas, William Woys Weaver
Hardcover from University of Pennsylvania Press

A Rose Blooms Again: A Survivor's Story
by Rose Rothschild
Hardcover from Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade)

 
 
 

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