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List of best books about the Holocaust, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on the Holocaust are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Holocaust bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about the Holocaust. If you're looking for a list of top books on the Holocaust then you're in the right place.

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The Holocaust is a topic that both William Styron and Saul Friedländer have written books about, as have other fantastic authors.

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Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Elie Wiesel Night is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–45, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end ...more

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The Diary of a Young Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the ...more

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Angel at the Fence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Herman Rosenblat Angel at the Fence: The True Story of a Love That Survived, written by Herman Rosenblat, was a fictitious Holocaust memoir purporting to tell the true story of the author's reunion with, and ...more

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The Book Thief is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
dreapress added Markus Zusak The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. First published in 2005, the book has won numerous awards and was listed on The New York Times Best Seller list for over 230 weeks.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
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Born Survivors: Three Young Mo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust

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The Hiding Place is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
LauraNewburg added Corrie ten Boom The Hiding Place is a 1971 book on the life of Corrie ten Boom, written by ten Boom together with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. The idea of a book on ten Boom's life began as John and Elizabeth ...more

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The Zookeeper's Wife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Diane Ackerman The Zookeeper's Wife is a non-fiction book written by the poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman. Drawing on the unpublished diary of Antonina Żabińska, it recounts the true story of how she and her ...more

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The Journal of Hélène Berr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
dreapress added Hélène Berr

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Holocaust memoirs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
recommendebook added Gabriella Kovac

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Maus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Art Spiegelman The Complete Maus is a book written by Art Spiegelman.

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The Night Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Elie Wiesel

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Survival In Auschwitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Primo Levi If This Is a Man is a work by the Italian Jewish writer Primo Levi. It describes his arrest as a member of the Italian anti-fascist resistance during the Second World War, and his incarceration ...more

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Hitler's Willing Executioners is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Daniel Goldhagen Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust is a book by American writer Daniel Goldhagen that argues that the vast majority of ordinary Germans were as the title indicates ...more

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In My Hands is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Jennifer Armstrong

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A Lucky Child is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Thomas Buergenthal A Lucky Child is a memoir written by Thomas Buergenthal, in the vein of Night by Elie Wiesel or My Brother’s Voice by Stephen Nasser, in which he recounts the astounding story of his surviving ...more

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Sonia's Song is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Trivia Wiz added Sonia Korn-Grimani

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The Years of Extermination: Na... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Saul Friedländer The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 is the second volume of Saul Friedländer's history of Nazi Germany and the Jews. It describes the German extermination ...more

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Babi Yar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Anatoly Kuznetsov Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel is an internationally acclaimed documentary novel by Anatoly Kuznetsov about the Babi Yar massacre. The two-day murder of 33,771 Jewish civilians on ...more

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Thanks to My Mother is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Thanks to My Mother is the memoir of Schoschana Rabinovici, née Susanne Weksler, a young Jewish girl from Vilnius, Lithuania. The book gives a rare, detailed view of Jewish life in ...more

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The Destruction of the Europea... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Raul Hilberg The Destruction of the European Jews is a book published in 1961 by historian Raul Hilberg. Hilberg revised his work in 1985, and it appeared in a new three-volume edition. It is largely held to ...more

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Animals in the Third Reich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust

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The Last of the Just is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Andre Schwarz-Bart The Last of the Just is a book by Andre Schwarz-Bart.

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Si Questo E Un Uomo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
JoséValente added Primo Levi

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Neighbors: The Destruction of ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Jan T. Gross Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland is a 2001 book by Princeton University historian Jan T. Gross exploring the July 1941 Jedwabne massacre committed against ...more

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The Will To Live On is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Herman Wouk

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The World Must Know is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Michael Berenbaum

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Voyage of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 war drama film written by Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts and Steve Shagan and directed by Stuart Rosenberg.

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Spark of Life is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Erich Maria Remarque Spark of Life is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which appeared both in German and in English in 1952. The novel is set in the fictional Mellern concentration/labor camp during the Holocaust.

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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police B... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Christopher Browning Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland is a book by Christopher Browning.

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Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation, is a book by Jan T. Gross, published by Random House and Princeton University Press in 2006. An edited ...more

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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Martin Gilbert

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Pinkas haKehilot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Pinkas haKehillot or Pinkas Ha-kehilot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities from Their Foundation till after the Holocaust, is the name of each volume of a series presenting collected historical ...more

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Encyclopedia of the Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
The Encyclopedia of the Holocaust was published in 1990, in tandem Hebrew and English editions, by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Remembrance Authority in Israel. Included in the Encyclopedia: ...more

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All or Nothing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Jonathan Steinberg

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The Parnas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Silvano Arieti

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The Holocaust in Romania: The ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Radu Ioanid The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944 is a book by Radu Ioanid.

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After the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Elie Wiesel

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Under His Very Windows: The Va... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy is a book by Susan Zuccotti which examines the role of the Catholic Church in providing aid to Jews in Italy during the Holocaust, ...more

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Black Book is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
The Black Book: The Ruthless Murder of Jews by German-Fascist Invaders Throughout the Temporarily-Occupied Regions of the Soviet Union and in the German Nazi Death Camps established on occupied ...more

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The Lost: A Search for Six of ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Daniel Mendelsohn The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million is a non-fiction memoir by Daniel Mendelsohn, published in September 2006, which has received critical acclaim as a new perspective on Holocaust ...more

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The Master Plan: Himmler's Sch... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Heather Anne Pringle The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust is a book by Heather Anne Pringle.

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The Periodic Table is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Primo Levi The Periodic Table is a collection of short stories by Primo Levi, published in 1975, named after the periodic table in chemistry. In 2006, the Royal Institution of Great Britain named it the ...more

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Holocaust journey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Martin Gilbert

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History on Trial: My Day in Co... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Deborah Lipstadt History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier is a book by Deborah Lipstadt.

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Sources of Holocaust Research is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust

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Mengele: The Complete Story is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust

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Never to Forget is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Milton Meltzer Never to Forget is a book written by Milton Meltzer.

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Auschwitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Laurence Rees

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The Holocaust Kid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
The Holocaust Kid is a semi-autobiographical novel by Sonia Pilcer.