Resources

There are thousands of nonfiction books about World War II and the Holocaust, enough to overwhelm anyone. I was lucky in that, for a time, I lived only hours from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Many resources were in German, but I was fortunate to get the English translations.

If you’re interested in learning more, below are a few books (in English!) you may want to check out. Some are out of print, but you might get lucky at your local library. If not, abebooks.com is a fantastic site for reasonably-priced second-hand and out-of-print books.

 The Lebensborn Project/Children in Nazi Germany

  • Children to a Degree: Growing Up Under the Third Reich, Horst Christian
  • Gold is Where You Hide It, W. Stanley Moss
  • Hitler’s Forgotten Children, Ingrid von Oelhaffen and Tim Tate
  • Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, Mark Jonathan Harris and Deborah Oppenheimer
  • Master Race, Catrine Clay and Michael Leapman
  • Of Pure Blood (AKA Children of the SS) Mark Hillel and Clarissa Henry
  • Tales of the Master Race, Marcie Hershman
  • Ten Thousand Children, Anne L. Fox and Eva Abraham-Podietz

 Women in the Third Reich

  • Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics, Claudia Koonz
  • Divided Lives: The Untold Stories of Jewish-Christian Women in Nazi Germany, Cynthia Crane
  • Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich, Alison Owings
  • The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Edith Hahn Beer

 General (Nazi Germany)

  • The Nazi Seizure of Power, William Sheridan Allen
  • The Order of the Death’s Head, Heinz Hohne
  • Confront! Resistance in Nazi Germany, John J. Michalczyek
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William L. Shirer
  • In Hitler’s Germany, Bernt Engelmann

And finally…there’s a wealth of information on the Internet, including: