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The Best Books About The Holocaust  

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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.

List books include All or Nothing, War and Genocide and more. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about the Holocaust?" after checking out this list.

This greatest Holocaust book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these Holocaust books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

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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The Book Thief is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Angel at the Fence is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
dreapress added
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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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Sonia's Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Trivia Wiz added Sonia Korn-Grimani
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The Zookeeper's Wife is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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) 11 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
dreapress added Hélène Berr
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Holocaust memoirs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
recommendebook added Gabriella Kovac
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The Night Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Elie Wiesel
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Survival In Auschwitz is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 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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The Last of the Just is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
Martin Gilbert
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Neighbors: The Destruction of ... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Sophie's Choice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About The Holocaust
William Styron
Sophie's Choice is a 1979 novel by American author William Styron. It concerns the relation between three people sharing a boarding house in Brooklyn: Stingo, a young aspiring writer from the ...more
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Thanks to My Mother is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police B... is listed (or ranked) 25 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.