Book List in Order: 22 titles

  • From "fiction's foremost chronicler of the Holocaust" (Philip Roth), a haunting novel about an unforgettable group of Jewish partisans fighting the Nazis during World War II. Battling numbing cold, ever-present hunger, and German soldiers determin...


  • The second and last children''s book by the extraordinary Holocaust survivor and Hebrew-language author of the award-winning Adam & Thomas.A mystical and transcendent journey of two wanderers, an eleven-year-old boy and an old man to whom the boy...


  • A young holocaust survivor tries to create a new life in the newly established state of Israel.Erwin doesn’t remember much about his journey across Europe when the war ended because he spent most of it asleep, carried by other survivors as they eme...


  • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKHow does one live after surviving injustice? What satisfaction comes from revenge? Can the past ever be left behind?Masterfully composed and imbued with extraordinary feeling and unders...


  • HONOR 2016 - Mildred L. Batchelder Honor BookWINNER 2016 - Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish LibrariesFINALIST 2016 - National Jewish Book AwardsAdam and Thomas is the story of two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II b...


  • A poignant, heartbreaking new work by “one of the best novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other’s lives in ways they could never have imagined. Ernst is a gruff s...


  • The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and eleven-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where one of the prostitutes has agreed to hide him. Mariana is a bitterly unhappy woman who hat...


  • A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no...


  • The haunting story of a Jewish family in Eastern Europe in the 1930s that prefigures the fate of the Jews during World War II.At the center is nine-year-old Paul Rosenfeld, the beloved only child of divorced parents, through whose eyes we view a diss...






  • Aharon Appelfeld is one of the foremost authors in Israel today. Before he published his novel Badenheim 1939, Appelfeld wrote a short story under the same title that represents the kernal of his brilliant, pre-Holocaust allegory. This pamphlet conta...


  • Our story opens in an Austrian city, two generations before the Holocaust, where almost all of the Jews have converted to Christianity. Today the church bells are pealing for Karl, an ambitious young civil servant whose conversion will clear his path...


  • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKHow does one live after surviving injustice? What satisfaction comes from revenge? Can the past ever be left behind? Masterfully composed and imbued with extraordinary feeling and understanding, The Iron Tracks is a rivet...


  • The eighth of Aharon Appelfeld's brilliantly original novels to be published in English, The Healer is a remarkable story about faith and faithlessness among European Jews on the eve of World War II. Felix Katz is a Viennese businessman whose life is...


  • In another aspect of this author's painful foreshadowing of the destiny of European Jews (The Age of Wonders), The Land of the Cattails is the homeland, toward which they are all struggling to return and which, like Kafka's castle, is always several ...


  • In turn of the century Eastern Europe, a brother and sister have been chosen to guard an ancient cemetery of Jewish martyrs situated on an isolated mountain. The endless snows protect them from the pogroms and plagues that rage in the world below, bu...


  • Fleeing an abusive home, Katerina, a teenage peasant in Ukraine in the 1880s, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Feeling the warmth of family life for the first time and incorporating the family’s customs and rituals into...


  • In For Every Sin, Aharon Appelfeld, recounts the moving and unforgettable story of Theo, a young Holocaust survivor struggling to come to terms with his experience. A student when he was first imprisoned, Theo is a young man who has lost his family a...


  • Set in contemporary Israel, The Immortal Bartfuss is perhaps the most profound and powerful portrait of a Holocaust survivor ever drawn. Using the techniques of omission and indirection perfected in such masterpieces as Badenheim 1939 and To the Land...


  • "The year is 1937. On a remote hilltop some distance from Vienna stands a hotel called The Retreat. Founded by a man who is determined to cleanse himself and his guests of all ""Jewish traits"", it is a resort of assimilation, with daily activities t...






  • The youngest, least-favored member of an Eastern European Jewish family, Tzili is considered an embarrassment by her parents and older siblings. Her schooling has been a failure, she is simple and meek, and she seems more at home with the animals in ...


  • An Israeli returns to Austria, thirty years after the Holocaust, to understand his own father’s fate. “A marvelous and disturbing book . . . an experience both painful and joyous.”—Times Literary SupplementThe secure world of a...


  • In the summer of 1939, prosperous members of the Jewish middle class flock to the resort town of Badenheim, oblivious to the ominous political and military events that will transform them into de facto prisoners in their familiar resort...