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A journey in Jewish history is an eye opening experience and the more one knows beforehand the more enlightening the journey can be. Below are just a few books recommended by our educators for participants to read before joining a JRoots journey. Please also take a look at our video library below.
 

L’CHAIM – THE DOV LANDAU STORY

L’Chaim - To Life! documents the life and reflections of Holocaust survivor Dov Landau as he travels to Poland...
 

Bobby’s Story 2017

Living with Faith after the Holocaust An Auschwitz survivor shares her faith with the Next Generation

Eastern European Jewish History


TITLE : Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

Author : Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher :

TITLE : THERE ONCE WAS A WORLD: A 900-YEAR CHRONICLE OF THE SHTETL OF EISHYSHOK.

Author : Eliach, Yaea
Publisher : Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1998.

TITLE : THE DIARY OF DAWID SIERAKOWIAK: FIVE NOTEBOOKS FROM THE LODZ GHETTO

Author : Sierakowiak, Dawid (Edited & Intro. by Adelson, Alan.)
Publisher : NY: Oxford University Press, 1996.

TITLE : NIGHT

Author : Wiesel, Elie
Publisher : NY: Hill and Wang, 1960.

TITLE : THE OPERATION REINHARDT EXTERMINATION CAMPS

Author : Arad, Yitzhak. Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka
Publisher : Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1987.

TITLE : NAZI EUROPE AND THE FINAL SOLUTION

Author : Bankier, David and Israel Gutman (eds.)
Publisher : Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2003.

History of the Holocaust


TITLE : A HISTORY OF EAST EUROPEAN JEWS

Author : Haumann, Heiko
Publisher : Budapest: Central European University Press, 2003.

TITLE : CHASIDIC MASTERS: HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, THOUGHT

Author : Kaplan, Aryeh
Publisher : NY: Moznaim Publishing Corp., 1991

TITLE : HOPE IS THE LAST TO DIE: A COMING OF AGE UNDER NAZI TERROR

Author : Birenbaum, Halina
Publisher : NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996.

TITLE : TITLE : MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING

Author : Frankl, Viktor
Publisher : NY: Washington Square Press, 1968.

Personal Accounts of the Holocaust


TITLE : ORDINARY MEN: RESERVE POLICE BATTALION 101 AND THE FINAL SOLUTION IN POLAND

Author : Browning, Christopher R.
Publisher : NY: HarperPerennial, 1993.

TITLE : HOLOCAUST: A HISTORY

Author : Dwork, Deborah and Robert Jan van Pelt
Publisher : NY: W.W. Norton, 2002.

TITLE : THE ABANDONMENT OF THE JEWS: AMERICA AND THE HOLOCAUST

Author : Wyman, David
Publisher : NY: Pantheon Books, 1984.

TITLE : HASIDIC TALES OF THE HOLOCAUST

Author : Eliach, Yaffe
Publisher : NY: Oxford University Press, 1982.

TITLE : THE HOLY FIRE: THE TEACHINGS OF RABBI KALONYMUS KALMAN SHAPIRA, THE REBBE OF THE WARSAW GHETTO

Author : Polen, Nehemia
Publisher : MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub. 1999.

TITLE : THE HOLOCAUST AND HALAKHAH

Author : Rosenbaum, Irving J.
Publisher : USA: Ktav Pub. 1976.

Spiritual Responses to the Holocaust


TITLE : SURVIVAL IN AUSCHWITZ: THE NAZI ASSAULT ON HUMANITY

Author : Levi, Primo
Publisher : NY: Collier Books, 1971.

TITLE : THE KLAUSENBERGER REBBE

Author : Lifschitz, Judah (translated and adapted from Hebrew, Lapid HaEish)
Publisher : Jerusalem: Feldheim Publishers, 2012.

TITLE : NOTES FROM THE WARSAW GHETTO

Author : Ringelblum, Emmanuel
Publisher : NY: ibooks, inc., 2006.

TITLE : KAZIK: MEMOIRS OF A WARSAW GHETTO FIGHTER

Author : Rotem, Simcha
Publisher : New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

TITLE : Morocco, marvellous and mysterious
JRoots historian expert Raphy Garson tells us about Morocco in all of its Sefardi glory
Author: By Raphy Garson

TITLE : BBC reports on a JROOTS trip
BBC reports on Jroots taking a school trip to Poland.

TITLE : Stuart Epstein Fund

Emotional launch for Stuart Epstein fund
Author : Eliach, Yaear

TITLE : Solly Irving

Family of Shoah survivor launch arts challenge for Poland trip participants