Fiction of the Holocaust

A compelling subject for fiction, the Holocaust demands explanations while defying them all. These stories of victims and survivors, rescuers and perpetrators, attempt to bear witness to the unimaginable. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Adler, H. G. Panorama. 2011.

Albahari, David. Götz and Meyer. 2005.

Anglada, Maria. The Violin of Auschwitz. 2010.

Appelfeld, Aharon. All Whom I Have Loved. 2007.

Beazely, Jan. King’s Ransom. 2004.

Becker, Jurek. Jacob the Liar. 1975.

Berger, Zdena. Tell Me Another Morning. 2007.

Blum, Jenna. Those Who Save Us. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type

Bohjalian, Christopher A. Skeletons at the Feast. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Borowski, Tadeusz. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Other Stories. 1967.

Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable. 2006. (Teen Fiction BOY).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Bukiet, Melvin Jules. After. 1996.

Cirino, Linda D. Eva’s Story. 1999.

Cohen, Miriam. A Daughter of Two Mothers. 2007.

Dershowitz, Alan. Just Revenge. 1999.

Diamant, Anita. Day After Night. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type

Earl, Maureen. Boat of Stone. 1993.

Edelman, Gwen. War Story. 2001.

Elberg, Yehudah. Ship of the Hunted. 1997.

Elmer, Robert. Wildflowers of Terezin. 2010.

Fallada, Hans. Every Man Dies Alone. 2009.
     Also available: CD

Fast, Howard. The Bridge Builder’s Story. 1995.

Feldman, Ellen. The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank. 2005.

Ferreira, Jeannelle M. A Verse from Babylon. 2005.

Fink, Ida. The Journey. 1992.

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. 2005.
     Also available: CD

Germain, Sylvie. Magnus. 2008.

Gille, Elisabeth. Shadows of a Childhood. 1998.

Goldsmith, Andrea. The Prosperous Thief. 2002.

Grimbert, Phillipe. Memory. 2007.
 
Grynberg, Henryk. The Jewish War and The Victory. 2001.

Guttfreund, Amir. Our Holocaust. 2006.

Hackett, Joyce. Disturbance of the Inner Ear. 2002.

Hartnett, David. Black Milk. 1994.

Havazelet, Ehud. Bearing the Body. 2007.

Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River. 1994.
     Also available: Large Type

Hersey, John. The Wall. 1950.

Hogg, Peter. Crimes of War. 1999.

Jenoff, Pam. The Things We Cherished. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type

Kalman, Judith. The County of Birches. 1998.

Kaniuk, Yoram. Adam Resurrected. 1971.

Kanon, Joseph. Alibi. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Kantor Stark, Marisa. Bring Us the Old People. 1998.

Keizer, Gregg. The Longest Night. 2004.

Kelby, N. M. In the Company of Angels. 2001.

Keneally, Thomas. Schindler’s List. 1982.
     Also available: Large Type

Kertes, Joseph. Gratitude. 2009.

Kertesz, Imre. Fateless. 1992.

Kornblatt, Joyce Reiser. The Reason for Wings. 1998.

Kosinski, Jerzy. The Painted Bird. 1976.

Kuznetsov, Anotoli. Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel. 1970.

Lavigne, Michael. Not Me. 2005.

Lebrecht, Norman. The Song of Names. 2002.

Lester, Julius. The Autobiography of God. 2004.

Levi, Primo. If Not Now, When? 1985.

Lourie, Richard. A Hatred for Tulips. 2007.

Lustiger, Gila. The Inventory. 2001.

MacMillan, Ian T. Village of a Million Spirits: A Novel of the Treblinka Uprising. 1999.

Martel, Yann. Beatrice and Virgil. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

McCarry, Charles. Christopher’s Ghosts. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Mekler, Eva. Sunrise Shows Late. 1997.

Meras, Icchokas. Stalemate. 2005.

Metzger, Deena. The Other Hand. 2000.

Michaels, Anne. Fugitive Pieces. 1996.
     Also available: Large Type

Miller, Arthur. Incident at Vichy. 1965. (Adult Nonfiction 812.52 M647.in).

Moran, Thomas. The Man in the Box. 1996.

Möring, Marcel. In a Dark Wood. 2010.

Moskin, Marietta. I Am Rosemarie. 1972. (Teen Fiction MOS).

Murphy, Louise. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel. 2003.

Nemirovsky, Irene. Suite Francaise. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Orringer, Julie. The Invisible Bridge. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Ozick, Cynthia. The Shawl. 1983.

Piercy, Marge. Gone to Soldiers. 1987.

Potok, Chaim. The Chosen. 1967.

Prager, Emily. Eve’s Tattoo. 1991.

Raphael, Lev. Winter Eyes. 1992.

Reich, Tova. My Holocaust. 2007.

Rosenbaum, Thane. Second Hand Smoke. 1999.

Rosnay, Tatiana de. Sarah's Key. 2007.
     Also available: Large Type

Rosner, Elizabeth. The Speed of Light. 2001.

Russell, Mary Doria. A Thread of Grace. 2005.
     Also available: CD

Sem-Sandberg, Steve. The Emperor of Lies. 2011.

Schlink, Bernhard. The Reader. 1997.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Schulman, Helen. The Revisionist. 1998.

Schunk, Laurel B. A Clear North Light. 2001.

Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz. 2001.
     Also available: CD

Sebald, W.G. The Emigrants. 1996.

Skibell, Joseph. A Blessing on the Moon. 1997.

Spiegel, Isaiah. Ghetto Kingdom: Tales of  the Lodz Ghetto. 1998.

Spiegelman, Art. Maus, A Survivor’s Tale. 1986. (Adult Graphic Novel 940.531503 S)

Stern, Sarah. Cherished Illusions. 2005.

Styron, William. Sophie’s Choice. 1979.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Sucher, Cheryl Pearl. The Rescue of Memory. 1997.

Szczypiorski, Andrzej. The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman. 1989.

Thomas, D.M. The White Hotel. 1981.

Troncoso, Sergio. The Nature of Truth. 2003.

Uris, Leon. Mila 18. 1961.

Wander, Fred. The Seventh Well. 2008.

Wiesel, Elie. Night. 1958.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Wiesel, Elie. The Time of the Uprooted. 2005.

Wojdowski, Bogdan. Bread for the Departed. 1997.

Zacharius, Walter. Songbird. 2004.

Zelitch, Simone. Louisa. 2000.

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook