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The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the genocide of European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews across German-occupied Europe, around two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population. The murders were carried out in pogroms and mass shootings; by a policy of extermination through work in concentration camps; and in gas chambers and gas vans in German extermination camps, chiefly Auschwitz, Bełżec, Chełmno, Majdanek, Sobibór, and Treblinka in occupied Poland.

Book recommendations pertaining to the Holocaust.

See Also: World War II

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
When the World Was OursKessler, Liz2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1936-1945EuropeAustriaWWII
Holocaust
FN
Four Perfect PebblesBlumenthal Lazan, Marion1996UMGModern Age1938-1948EuropeGermany
Holland
HolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Names in a JarGold, Jennifer2021YA
A
Modern Age1939-1987EuropePolandHolocaust
WWII
FN
We'll Soon Be Home AgainBab Bonde, Jessica2020UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeVariousHolocaustF
Bio
GN
Beyond CourageRappaport, Doreen2014UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeGermanyHolocaustFB
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of WarLobel, Anita2008UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropePolandHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Upon the Head of the GoatSiegal, Aranka2003UMGModern Age1939-1944EuropeHungaryHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six MillionMendelsohn, Daniel2013YA
A
Modern Age1939-1945Eastern EuropeUkraineHolocaustFN
Esfir is AliveSimon, Andrea2016UMG
YA
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
NightWiesel, Elie1958YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropeRomaniaHolocaustNF
Bio
N
The Librarian of AuschwitzIturbe, Antonio2012YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
Briar RoseYolen, Jane2016YA
A
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
OnceGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
The Devil's ArithmeticYolen, Jane1988UMG
YA
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustF
HF
CB
ThenGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
Mapping the BonesYolen, Jane2018YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlFrank, Anne1947UMG
YA
Modern Age1942-1945EuropeNetherlandsHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Hidden: A Child's Story of the HolocaustDauvillier, Loïc2014MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropeFranceHolocaustFGN
Stone AngelYolen, Jane2015LEModern Age1942-1945EuropeFranceHolocaustFPB
They Went LeftHesse, Monica2020YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropePoland
Germany
HolocaustFN
The SearchHeuvel, Eric2009YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropeNetherlandsHolocaustFGN
DawnWiesel, Elie1960YA
A
Modern Age1946-1948EuropePalestineHolocaust
Post WWII
NF
Bio
N
DayWiesel, Elie1961YA
A
Modern Age1950North AmericaUnited StatesHolocaust
Post WWII
NF
Bio
N
NowGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age2013AustraliaAustraliaHolocaust
Post WWII
FN

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel