Best Books about Auschwitz-Birkenau

A Listmania! list by anneliese39 "anneliese39" (Denver, CO USA)
 
Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp
1.  Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp by Yisrael Gutman
The list author says:
  "The most thorough account of the concentration/death camp"
$24.31   Used & New from: $8.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Auschwitz, 1270 to the Present: A History
2.  Auschwitz, 1270 to the Present: A History by Deborah Dwork
The list author says:
  "Great book on the architecture of Auschwitz-Birkenau"
Used & New from: $9.46
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Auschwitz: A History in Photographs
3.  Auschwitz: A History in Photographs by Teresa Swilebocka
The list author says:
  "Great photographic history of Auschwitz-Birkenau"
Used & New from: $7.16
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Auschwitz Chronicle: 1939-1945
4.  Auschwitz Chronicle: 1939-1945 by Danuta Czech
The list author says:
  "Great day by day history of Auschwitz events."
Used & New from: $41.42
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Auschwitz, 1940-1945
5.  Auschwitz, 1940-1945 by Kazimierz Smolén
The list author says:
  "A reprint of the Auschwitz memorial museum's guidebook to the camp"
$8.50   Used & New from: $0.33
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
6.  Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklós Nyiszli
The list author says:
  "A classic book by a Sonderkommando physician who lived in and survived the bowels of hell"
Used & New from: $0.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (797 customer reviews)

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Auschwitz: True Tales From a Grotesque Land
7.  Auschwitz: True Tales From a Grotesque Land by Sara Nomberg-Przytyk
The list author says:
  "A very good anthology of events in the camp written by a female survivor"
$15.18   Used & New from: $2.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor's True Story of Auschwitz
8.  Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor's True Story of Auschwitz by Olga Lengyel
The list author says:
  "The classic book written by a female survivor who was a physician and intimately involved in the life of Auschwitz and its prisoners"
$11.79   Used & New from: $5.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
9.  Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz by Lucette Matalon Lagnado
The list author says:
  "Very good account of the lives of the twins whom SS doctor  Joseph Mengele experimented upon"
$13.43   Used & New from: $2.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Witness : Images of Auschwitz
10.  Witness : Images of Auschwitz by David Olčre
The list author says:
  "Terrifying artistic images done by a survivor of the infamous Sonderkommando"
Used & New from: $17.93
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Triumph of Hope: From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel
11.  Triumph of Hope: From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel by Ruth Elias
The list author says:
  "Very touching story of a female survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz
12.  Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz by pr Levi
The list author says:
  "The memoirs by the first kommandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Haunting and very in depth"
$14.17   Used & New from: $4.81
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers
13.  Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers by Susanne Flatauer
The list author says:
  "The classic memoirs by one of the few surviving members of the Sonderkommando"
$7.98   Used & New from: $5.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir
14.  The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir by Benjamin Jacobs
The list author says:
  "A book about a survivor who was a dentist.  This is a different kind of survivor memoir."
Used & New from: $4.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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We Were In Auschwitz
15.  We Were In Auschwitz by Janusz Nel Siedlecki
The list author says:
  "An interesting anthology of fiction and nonfiction"
Used & New from: $4.78
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Kingdom of Auschwitz: 1940-1945
16.  The Kingdom of Auschwitz: 1940-1945 by Otto Friedrich
The list author says:
  "A compendium of information on the camp in a small book"
$7.83   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele
17.  Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele by Joe Rosenblum
The list author says:
  "A young man's tale of his Holocaust ordeal and encounters with Mengele"
$32.91   Used & New from: $1.19
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Echoes from Auschwitz: Dr. Mengele's Twins: The story of Eva and Miriam Mozes
18.  Echoes from Auschwitz: Dr. Mengele's Twins: The story of Eva and Miriam Mozes by Eva Mozes Kor
The list author says:
  "Very intense book writen by one of the twins survivors and founder of the CANDLES museum"
Used & New from: $13.10
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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80629 a Mengele Experiment
19.  80629 a Mengele Experiment by Gene Church
The list author says:
  "A book about one of Mengele's victims."
Used & New from: $13.09
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Smoke over Birkenau
20.  Smoke over Birkenau by Liana Millu
The list author says:
  "A moving tale of an Italian female Jewish Auschwitz survivor"
Used & New from: $5.17
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial
21.  The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial by R. J. van Pelt
The list author says:
  "A book  about Auschwitz that refutes David Irving and other Holocaust deniers."
$35.66   Used & New from: $9.93
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Survival In Auschwitz
22.  Survival In Auschwitz by Stuart Woolf
The list author says:
  "Primo Levi's account of his Auschwitz internment and survival."
$9.57   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (Penguin Classics)
23.  This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (Penguin Classics) by Tadeusz Borowski
The list author says:
  "One of the first fictional accounts of Auschwitz by a Polish survivor who later tragically committed suicide because of his experience."
$12.75   Used & New from: $2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Alma Rose: Vienna to Auschwitz
24.  Alma Rose: Vienna to Auschwitz by Richard Newman
The list author says:
  "Biography of the female leader of the Auschwitz women's orchestra."
Used & New from: $0.20
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Playing for Time
25.  Playing for Time by Fania Fénelon
The list author says:
  "Moving autobiography by a member of the Auschwitz women's orchestra."
$13.43   Used & New from: $5.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Blonde Beast of Birkenau and Belsen:The Life and Crimes of Irma Grese
26.  The Blonde Beast of Birkenau and Belsen:The Life and Crimes of Irma Grese by Cynthia Southern
$3.99
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Amidst a Nightmare of Crime: Manuscripts of Prisoners in Crematorium Squads Found at Auschwitz
27.  Amidst a Nightmare of Crime: Manuscripts of Prisoners in Crematorium Squads Found at Auschwitz by Jadwiga Bezwinska
$20.85
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

People in Auschwitz (Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Me)
28.  People in Auschwitz (Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Me) by Hermann Langbein
$54.23   Used & New from: $44.76
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Auschwitz Escape
29.  The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg
$17.07   Used & New from: $13.25
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,033 customer reviews)

Auschwitz: A New History
30.  Auschwitz: A New History by Laurence Rees
$12.75   Used & New from: $0.20
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

A Letter from Auschwitz
31.  A Letter from Auschwitz by Cynthia Southern
$2.99

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The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
32.  The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War by Martin Gilbert
$20.69   Used & New from: $0.63
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Holocaust Journey
33.  Holocaust Journey by Martin Gilbert
$28.50   Used & New from: $3.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945
34.  The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
$13.83   Used & New from: $0.25
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

I Survived Auschwitz
35.  I Survived Auschwitz by Krystyna Zywulska
Used & New from: $12.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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But I Survived (Holocaust: Translated from Polish)
36.  But I Survived (Holocaust: Translated from Polish) by Tadeusz Sobolewicz
Used & New from: $3.77
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Smoke over Birkenau
37.  Smoke over Birkenau by Seweryna Szmaglewska
Used & New from: $24.99

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The Vixen Who Shot A Nazi: The story of Franceska Mann, who shot SS Guard Josef Schillinger, in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
38.  The Vixen Who Shot A Nazi: The story of Franceska Mann, who shot SS Guard Josef Schillinger, in Auschwitz-Birkenau. by Cynthia Southern
$3.99

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