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The Holocaust and World War II almanac

Author: Peggy Saari; Aaron Maurice Saari
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Group, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
A popular history of World War II and the Holocaust, interspersed with excerpts from historical documents, memoirs, etc., and accompanied by numerous photographs. Vol. 1 discusses, inter alia, the Nazi rise to power, the development of Nazi antisemitism, Nazi anti-Jewish policy in 1933-39, the anti-Jewish measures in occupied Poland, ghettoization, and the murder of Polish Jews. Dwells on the Warsaw ghetto and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Reference works
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Saari; Aaron Maurice Saari
ISBN: 0787650188 9780787650186 0787650196 9780787650193 078765020X 9780787650209 0787650633 9780787650636
OCLC Number: 44979705
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. 1. Prelude to War --
Protocols of the Elders of Zion --
2. Evolution of the Nazi Party --
Excerpt from Mein Kampf (''My Struggle'') / Adolf Hitler --
3. The Institutionalization of Anti-Semitism --
Excerpt from Outcast : A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin / Inge Deutschkron --
Nuremberg Laws on Citizenship and Race --
Interview in Frauen : German Women Recall the Third Reich / Frau Wilhelmine Haferkamp --
''Barracks 26'' from The Other Victims / Pastor Christian Reger --
''Elisabeth's Family : Twelve Jehovah's Witnesses Faithful unto Death'' from The Other Victims / Elisabeth Kusserow --
Newspaper account of Kristallnacht / Otto D. Tolischus --
4. World War II Begins --
''Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat, '' "Be Ye Men of Valour, '' and ''Their Finest Hour'' / Winton Churchill --
5. Life in Occupied Poland --
''A Silent Protest against Sterilization, '' from The Other Victims / Franziska Schwarz --
6. The Warsaw Ghetto --
Excerpt from Scroll of Agony : The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan / Chaim A. Kaplan --
Excerpt from A Square of Sky / Janina David --
Excerpt from The Warsaw Ghetto : A Christian's Testimony / Wladyslaw Bartoszewski --
7. The Expansion of War --
The Atlantic Charter / Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt --
Excerpt from ''Hitler's Order of the Day to the German Troops on the Eastern Front'' / Adolf Hitler --
Excerpt from Iron Coffins : A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II / Herbert A. Werner --
8. Nazi Policy in the Soviet Union --
Excerpt from Surviving the Holocaust : The Kovno Ghetto Diary / Avraham Tory --
9. The United States Enters the War --
''A Date Which Will Live in Infamy'' / Franklin D. Roosevelt --
10. The Allies Alter the Course of the War --
Excerpts from The War, 1939-1945 / Erwin Rommel --
11. The Death Camps --
Excerpt from The Terezin Diary of Gonda Redlich / Egon ''Gonda'' Redlich --
12. Auschwitz --
Excerpt from The Cage / Ruth Minsky Sender --
Excerpt from Survival in Auschwitz : The Nazi Assault on Humanity / Primo Levi --
Excerpt from Death Dealer : The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz / Rudolf Hoss --
13. Life and Death in Nazi-Occupied Denmark and the Netherlands --
Excerpt from Heroic Heart : The Diary and Letters of Kim Malthe-Brunn, 1941-1945 / Kim Malthe-Bruun --
Excerpt from The Diary of a Young Girl / Anne Frank --
Excerpt from An Interrupted Life : The Diaries, 1941-1943, and Letters from Westerbork / Etty Hillesum --
14. Life and Death in Nazi-Occupied France --
15. The Jews and Germany's Allies : Italy and Hungary --
Excerpt from Letters and Dispatches, 1924-1944 / Raoul Wallenberg --
v. 2. 16. Life in Europe During the War --
Excerpt from Hannah Senesh : Her Life & Diary / Hannah Senesh --
Schindler's List : Excerpt from the book / Thomas Keneally --
Excerpt from Hiding to Survive : Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust / Hirsch Grunstein --
17. Operation Overlord --
Excerpt from Voices of D-Day : The Story of the Allied Invasion Told by Those Who Were There / Veterans of D-Day --
18. Spies and Scientists --
Excerpt of Truman's comments on the Manhattan Project from Memoirs by Harry S Truman, Volume I, Year of Decisions / Harry S Truman --
19. The Home Front --
Excerpt from Since You Went Away : World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front / Catherine ''Renee'' Young Pike --
''A Black Woman's Wartime Journey, '' excerpt from All Is Never Said : The Narrative of Odette Harper Hines / Judith Rollins and Odette Harper Hines --
Excerpt from I Am an American : A True Story of Japanese Internment / Jerry Stanley --
Excerpts from Slacks and Calluses : Our Summer in a Bomber Factory / Constance Bowman and Clara Marie Allen --
World War II Nurses : Excerpt from No Time for Fear : Voices of American Military Nurses in World War II --
20. Art, Entertainment, and Propaganda --
Excerpt from Portrait of Myself / Margaret Bourke-White --
''Notes from a Battered Country, '' ''The Death of Captain Waskow, '' ''I Thought It Was the End, '' ''Waiting for Tomorrow, '' and ''On Victory in Europe, '' excerpts from Ernie's War : The Best of Ernie Pyle's World War II Dispatches / Ernie Pyle --
Excerpts from Up Front / Bill Mauldin --
21. The Fall of Nazi Germany --
''Meet Company I, '' excerpt from Company Commander / Charles B. MacDonald --
Excerpt from Citizen Soldiers : The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany / Stephen E. Ambrose --
Excerpt from Inside the Third Reich / Albert Speer --
Radio Report : The Liberation of Buchenwald, excerpt from In Search of Light : The Broadcasts of Edward R. Murrow, 1938-1961 / Edward R. Murrow --
Excerpt from Playing for Time / Fania Fenelon --
23. The War Against Japan --
Excerpt from With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa / E.B. Sledge --
24. The Defeat of Japan --
Excerpt from The Hiroshima Maidens : A Story of Courage, Compassion, and Survival / Rodney Barker --
Statement on the Surrender of Japan / Harry S Truman --
24. Judgments : The Nuremberg Trials --
Opening Address for the United States Delivered at the Nuremberg Trials, November 21, 1945 / Justice Robert H. Jackson --
Excerpt from Eichmann in Jerusalem / Hannah Arendt --
''The Knife, '' excerpt from The Murderers among Us : The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs / Simon Wiesenthal --
25. Remembering the Holocaust --
''Why I Write, '' an essay included in From the Kingdom of Memory : Reminiscences / Elie Wiesel --
Excerpt from All But My Life / Gerda Weissmann Klein --
Excerpt from Summer of My German Soldier / Bette Greene --
26. Recovery from World War II --
Appendix A. Jewish Victims of the Holocaust --
Appendix B. Nuremberg War Crime Trials --
Appendix C. Japanese War Crimes : The Tokyo Trials --
Appendix D. World War II and Holocaust Film Overview --
v. 3. Anielewicz, Mordecai --
Baeck, Leo --
Barbie, Nikolaus (Klaus) --
Bernadotte, Folke --
Bettelheim, Bruno --
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich --
Bormann, Martin --
Bourke-White, Margaret --
Brandt, Karl --
Braun, Eva --
Capra, Frank --
Carl, Ann B. --
Chamberlain, Neville --
Chiang Kai-Shek --
Churchill, Winston --
Cochran, Jacqueline --
Comfort Women, The --
Coughlin, Charles E. --
Czerniakow, Adam --
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr. --
Davis, Benjamin O., Sr. --
de Gaulle, Charles --
Demjanjuk, John --
Doolittle, James Harold --
Draenger, Shimson and Tova --
Eichmann, (Otto) Adolf --
Einstein, Albert --
Eisenhower, Dwight D. --
Frank, Anne --
Frank, Hans --
Frankl, Viktor E. --
Fry, Varian M. --
Gies, Miep --
Gillars, Mildred (''Axis Sally'') --
Goebbels, Joseph --
Goring, Hermann --
Grossman, Mendel --
Groves, Leslie Richard --
Grynszpan, Herschel --
Hallowes, Odette Marie Celine --
Hess, Rudolf --
Heydrich, Reinhard --
Himmler, Heinrich --
Hirohito --
Hirschfeld, Magnus --
Hitler, Adolf --
Hobby, Oveta Culp --
Hoss, Rudolf --
Jaggerstatter, Franz --
Khan, Noor Inayat --
Klarsfeld, Beate and Serge --
Koch, Karl and Ilse --
Korczak, Janusz --
Korematsu, Fred T. --
Krupp, Alfried Felix Alwyn --
Leitner, Isabella (Katz) --
MacArthur, Douglas --
Marshall, George C. --
Mauldin, Bill --
Mengele, Josef --
Miller, Glenn --
Montgomery, Bernard --
Muller, Heinrich --
Murrow, Edward R. --
Mussolini, Benito --
Navajo Code Talkers, The --
Nimitz, Chester W. --
Oppenheimer, J. Robert --
Patton, George Smith, Jr. --
Petain, Philippe --
Pius XII, Pope --
Pyle, Ernie --
Quisling, Vidkun --
Rankin, Jeannette --
Riefenstahl, Leni --
Robota, Roza --
Rohm, Ernst --
Rommel, Erwin --
Roosevelt, Franklin D. --
''Rosie the Riveter'' --
Roth-Hano, Renee --
Schindler, Oskar --
Scholl, Hans and Sophie --
Schulte, Eduard Reinhold Karl --
Senesh, Hannah --
Spruance, Raymond A. --
Stalin, Joseph --
Stangl, Franz --
Stein, Edith --
Stojka, Karl --
Sugihara, Chiune --
Taylor, Telford --
ten Boom, Corrie --
Thompson, Dorothy --
Tito, Josip Broz --
Toguri, Iva --
Tojo, Hideki --
Truman, Harry S --
Tuskegee Airmen, The --
von Ribbentrop, Joachim --
Wallenberg, Raoul Gustav --
Weglyn, Michiko Nishiura --
Wiesel, Elie --
Wiesenthal, Simon.
Other Titles: Holocaust and World War 2 almanac
Responsibility: Peggy Saari, Aaron Maurice Saari, editors ; Kathleen J. Edgar, Ellice Engdahl, coordinating editors.


A popular history of World War II and the Holocaust, interspersed with excerpts from historical documents, memoirs, etc., and accompanied by numerous photographs. Vol. 1 discusses, inter alia, the Nazi rise to power, the development of Nazi antisemitism, Nazi anti-Jewish policy in 1933-39, the anti-Jewish measures in occupied Poland, ghettoization, and the murder of Polish Jews. Dwells on the Warsaw ghetto and Jewish resistance. Discusses, also, the Nazi death camp system, focusing on Auschwitz. Reports on the fate of the Jews in the USSR, Denmark, the Netherlands, and France. Vol. 2 discusses rescue of Jews, the Nuremberg trials, and Holocaust remembrance. Vol. 3 contains biographies of 103 personalities, ca. 30 of them related to the history of the Holocaust.


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