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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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Maus is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Journal of Hélène Berr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
dreapress added Hélène Berr

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Holocaust memoirs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
recommendebook added Gabriella Kovac

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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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Sonia's Song is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Trivia Wiz added Sonia Korn-Grimani

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Hitler's Willing Executioners is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Jennifer Armstrong

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A Lucky Child is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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 Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Martin Gilbert

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The Destruction of the Europea... is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust

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The Last of the Just is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Encyclopedia of the Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 25 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