Monday, 2 May 2011

Holocaust Literature for Adults

Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth by Gitta Sereny

All That I Am by Anna Funder

Austerlitz by Sebald

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Boy: A Holocaust Story by Dan Porat

The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert

Day After Day by Anita Diamant

Eichmann in Jerusalem:A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt

Exodus by Leon Uris

The Fiftieth Gate by Mark Raphael Baker

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

The Hidden LIfe of Otto Frank by Carol Ann Lee

If Not Now, When by Primo Levi

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman 

Ravensbrück by Germaine Tillion (with thanks to Nancy @ ipsofactodotme)

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Reading the Holocaust by Inga Clendenning

Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Schindler's Ark by Thomas Kenneally

Sophie's Choice by William Styron

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Too Many Men by Lily Brett

World of My Past by Biderman

These are just a few titles that I have read plus new ones I've discovered since writing this blog.

If you know of any other books that I should add to this list, please leave a comment (and a link to your review if you have one) and let me know.

Please also check out my posts for Holocaust Literature for Teens and for Younger Readers.


  1. Hmm, I've meant to read a lot of these books. Indeed I have a copy of Night sitting in a drawer next to my bed, somehow it never seems the right time to start it.

  2. I read Ravenbrück by Germaine Tillion in French. It took me weeksto read and a few blog updates to get my words on paper. Here is the link to the conclusion, but the update links are interesing too!


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