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            Night

            Night (Paperback)

            By Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion

            • RRP: $26.00
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            Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a wor...ld that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.
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            ISBN 9780141038995
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
            Availability
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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

            • RRP: $52.99
            • $42.39
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

            The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life (Hardback)

            By Eger, Edith

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
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            to give in and give up in the face of trauma or difficulties, or to seize possibility.Celebrated therapist, Holocaust survivor and author of the international bestseller The Choice, Edith Eger, reveals how to confront your past and break free from the thoughts and behaviours hold...ing you back.
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            ISBN 9781846046278
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Freedom Circus: One family's death-defying act to escape the Nazis and start a new life in Australia

            The Freedom Circus: One family's death-defying act to escape the Nazis and start a new life in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smethurst, Sue

            • RRP: $40.00
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            When I first sat down with Nanna Mindla and asked how she survived the Holocaust, she shooed me away. 'Why do you care?' she asked. By that time she was in a Melbourne Jewish nursing home with other survivors, her body ageing but mind still razor sharp. 'What about her?' she said..., pointing a freshly painted purple nail towards the woman having soup opposite. 'Or her, or her.' Arms waving around. 'All the same.' As death began approaching I became a little more pushy. I knew her story had to be recorded and we were running out of time. Each week I'd bring cake from her favourite shop in St Kilda, a bottle of the brightest nail polish I could find, a handful of old pictures and my tape recorder. We'd chat and with each 'chat' her story unfolded. It was beyond anything I could imagine. The story of how Mindla and her husband Michael Horowitz, a circus performer for the famous Staniewski Brothers, escaped from Poland with their son and embarked on a terrifying journey across Russia, is nothing short of extraordinary. Written by award-winning author and journalist Sue Smethurst, whose husband is Mindla and Michael's grandson, The Freedom Circus is an epic tale of courage, love, hope, humanity, suffering and, ultimately, survival.
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            ISBN 9781760890308
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust
             

            The Just: how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust (Hardback)

            By Brokken, Jan

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $42.90
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            The inside story of 'the Cura ao visa' and one of the greatest rescue operations of the twentieth century. In May 1940, Jan Zwartendijk, the director of the Lithuanian branch of the Philips electrical-goods company, stepped into history when he accepted the honorary role of Dutch... consul. In Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, desperate Jewish refugees faced annihilation in the Holocaust. That was when Zwartendijk, with the help of Chiune Sugihara, the consul for Japan, and the Dutch ambassador in Riga, Latvia - chose to break his country's diplomatic rules. He opened up a possible route to freedom through the ruse of issuing visas to the Dutch colony of Cura ao on the other side of the world. Thanks to these visas, and Sugihara's approval of onward passage, many Jews - up to 10,000 - were able to travel on the Trans-Siberian Express all through Soviet Russia to Vladivostok, further to Japan, and onwards to China. Most of the Jews whom Zwartendijk helped escape survived the war, and they and their descendants settled in America, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Zwartendijk and Sugihara were true heroes, and yet they were both shunned by their own countries after the war, and their courageous, unstinting actions have remained relatively unknown. In The Just, renowned Dutch author Jan Brokken wrests this heroic story from oblivion and traces the journeys of a number of the rescued Jews. This epic narrative shows how, even in life-threatening circumstances, some people make the right choice at the right time. It is a lesson in character and courage. 'If I had known Jan Zwartendijk's story before, I would have had filmed that.' -Steven Spielberg 'He Zwartendijk filled desperate lives with hope during a period of great darkness, and his actions will remain a beacon of decency and righteousness for generations to come.' -Bill Clinton 'Jan Brokken has built a monument to Jan Zwartendijk ... He makes time fan out not in length but in breadth, and does so cleverly, with
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            ISBN 9781925849295
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Boy from Boskovice: A Father's Secret Life
             

            The Boy from Boskovice: A Father's Secret Life (Hardback)

            By Unwin, Vicky

            • RRP: $80.99
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            What makes a good man bad? This is the extraordinary story of the author's father, a Holocaust survivor who left a trail of pain and secrets in his wake

            ISBN 9781783529063
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Jan 2021
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            Gratitude
             

            Gratitude (Hardback)

            By Vigan, Delphine De; Translated by Miller, George

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            'One of the finest writers of psychological fiction in France today' FRANCE MAGAZINE 'The latest literary sensation' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A cult sensation' i 'Dark, smart, strange, compelling - and tremendously French' HARRIET LANE Marie owes Michka more than she can say - but Michka... is getting older, and can't look after herself any more. So Marie has moved her to a home where she'll be safe. But Michka doesn't feel any safer; she is haunted by strange figures who threaten to unearth her most secret, buried guilt, guilt that she's carried since she was a little girl. And she is losing her words - grasping more desperately day by day for what once came easily to her. Jerome is a speech therapist, dispatched to help the home's ageing population snatch and hold tight onto the speech still afforded to them. But Michka is no ordinary client. Michka has been carrying an old debt she does not know how to repay - and as her words slide out of her grasp, time is running out. Delicately wrought and darkly gripping, Gratitude is about love, loss and redemption; about what we owe one another, and the redemptive power of showing thanks.
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            ISBN 9781526618856
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

            Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Anne; Illustrated by Polonsky, David

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The first ever graphic adaptation of one of the world's most loved books 'June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.' In Amsterdam, in the summer of ...1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. The Diary of a Young Girl is an inspiring and tragic account of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary circumstances that has enthralled readers for generations. Published in graphic format for the first time, The Graphic Diary of Anne Frank is a stunning new adaptation of one of the greatest books of the last century.
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            ISBN 9780241978641
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hitler: Volume II: Downfall 1939-45

            Hitler: Volume II: Downfall 1939-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ullrich, Volker

            • RRP: $55.00
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            and when he realised that the war was lost, he embarked on the annihilation of Germany itself in punishment of the German people who had failed to hand him victory.

            ISBN 9781847922885
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Hitler Biographies
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            How to Be a Refugee: One Family's Story of Exile and Belonging
              

            How to Be a Refugee: One Family's Story of Exile and Belonging (Hardback)

            By May, Simon

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $48.62
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            • Pub Date
              28 Jan 21

            A powerfully moving family memoir of loss, exile and self-concealment in Nazi Germany.

            ISBN 9781529042818
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Mar 2021
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