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Welcome to the JFR Bookstore. We have created it in association with Amazon.com in order to offer you easy access to some of the most important books about rescue and the Holocaust in general. By ordering books through our bookstore you areĀ helping to support the work of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.

ISBN: 0879518065

Translated by Steve Cox. This biography of Primo Levi, an Italian chemist, survivor of Auschwitz, and renowned author examines Levi's life through material gathered from research, interviews with friends and relatives, and numerous unpublished texts and testimonies.

ISBN: 0313345384

Atkins' book traces the history of Holocaust deniers. An important text for understanding the reasoning and claims of deniers worldwide in order to combat such misinformation.

ISBN: 0313291845

This work analyzes the bystander phenomenon, drawing on the insights of historians, Holocaust survivors, and ethicists. Barnett argues that bystander behavior cannot be attributed to a single cause, such as antisemitism, but can only be understood within a complex framework of factors that shape human behavior individually, socially, and politically.

Beyond Hitler’s Grasp

Bar-Zohar, Michael

ISBN: 1580620604

During World War II, Bulgaria allied herself with the Germans. As the war progressed, the King of Bulgaria followed Hitler's mandates and began his plans to rid the country of its 50,000 Jews. This book tells the story of how the Bulgarian people stood up to their government and the Nazis to save the entire population of Bulgarian Jews.

ISBN: 0618858679

In this book, Bascomb follows the elusive trail of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann from his capture in Buenos Aires to his trial in Israel.

The Death of a Shtetl

Bauer, Yehuda

ISBN: 0300152094

In this book Bauer describes the destruction of the small Jewish townships in the eastern part of Poland between 1941 and 1942.

History of the Holocaust

Bauer, Yehuda

ISBN: 0531056414

This book serves as a general introduction and reference to the history of the Holocaust and includes maps and charts.

ISBN: 0312198388

In this book Bender investigates German policies and Jewish reactions during the German occupation of Poland.

The Bombing of Auschwitz

Berenbaum, Michael; Neufeld, Michael J.

ISBN: 0312198388

This anthology of essays debates the feasibility of whether the Allies could and should have bombed the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.

Witness to the Holocaust

Berenbaum, Michael

ISBN: 0062701088

An illustrated documentary history of the Nazis' effort to eradicate the Jews and other "undesirables" of Europe, told in the words of its victims, perpetrators, and bystanders.

ISBN: 0674050495

Explores the death marches that occurred from January 1945 through the end of World War II in Europe.

Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage

Block, Gay and Drucker, Malka

ISBN: 0841913234

This book provides first hand accounts of non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The authors interviewed and photographed each of the rescuers featured in the book.

ISBN: 0199550344

This book reexamines the genocide of the Jews, exploring the development of the Final Solution and Nazi policies against other populations, and provides a comparative analysis of other modern genocides.

ISBN: 0253350840

Editors Brandon and Lower bring together scholars from Europe and the U.S. to address the destruction and complex history of one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe.

FDR and the Jews

Breitman, Richard; Lichtman, Allan J.

ISBN: 0674050266

The FDR who emerges here is concerned with the fate of European Jewry.

Ordinary Men

Browning, Christopher

ISBN: 0060995068

This is the shocking account of how a unit of average, middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.