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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.
 

Travel Guide

Complete Travel Guide of Poland!
 

The road of Revival

Poland - Explore the road of revival
 

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...

Eastern European Jewish History


TITLE : The Alchemist

Author : Paulo Coelho
Publisher : HarperCollins

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