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Suggested Reading


A fascinating, in-depth overview of Jewish history
Jews, God & History
, Max Dimont.

Understanding the history of the Holocaust
The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy, Martin Gilbert
The Holocaust: A New History, Laurence Rees

Understanding fascism
Non Fiction:
The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert Paxton
Diary of a Man in Despair, Friedrich Reck
On Tyranny, Graphic Edition, Timothy Snyder
How Fascism Works, Jason Stanley

The Passenger, Ulricht Alexander Boschwitz
The Oppermanns, Lion Feuchtwanger

It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
The Plot Against America, Philip Roth


Books about Theresienstadt
Theresienstadt: 1941 - 1945, the Face of A Coerced Commnity, H.G. Adler
Triumph of Hope: From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel, Ruth Elias
When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains, Ariana Neumann
I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings & Poems From Theresienstadt
Life With a Star,
Jiri Weil

Deep dives into German antisemitism
Why the Germans, Why the Jews, Götz Aly
Ordinary Men, Christopher R. Browning

The Jewish-Polish experience
Shtetl, Eva Hoffman

The Holocaust in the East (Poland & Ukraine)
Hitler's Furies, Wendy Lower
East West Street, Philippe Sands

The History of WWII in the Middle East
War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East, Gershon Gorenberg

Understanding the Holocaust from personal points of view:
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation,  Ari Folman
Lily's Pro
mise, Lily Ebert & Dov Forman
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne & Otto Frank
Daughter of Auschwitz, Tova Friedman and Malcolm Brabant
My Best Friend, Anne Frank, Hannah Pick-Golsar with Dina Kraft
Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi
The Drowned & the Saved, Primo Levi
Maus, Volumes I & II
, Art Spiegelman
Night, Elie Weisel
The Last Days: Steven Spielberg and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

Understanding Psychology & Holocaust Trauma
After Such Knowledge: Memory, History & The Legacy of the Holocaust, Eva Hoffman

Fascinating takes on the legacy of Anne Frank:
People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present, Dara Horn
Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, The Afterlife, Francine Prose

Books about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Its History in Maps, Martin Gilbert
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Sarah Glidden
The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, Gershon Gorenberg
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, Yossi Klein Halevi
Contested Land, Contested Memory, Jo Roberts
Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth
, Noa Tishby
The Lemon Tree, Sandy Tolan


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