Movies and books about Holocaust and concentration camps

It’s time to investigate the subject of concentration camps. We would like recommend you a few interesting ways how to discover real (and sometimes brutal) history of forced labor camps. There are some really good positions which are not popular, but definitely worth your attention.

Firstly- 10 books about Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Written by the people who were there and survived this hell.  These 10 books provide personal perspectives into the realities of the Holocaust and will all leave you more rattled and informed than a textbook ever could.

1. Maus by Art Spiegelman

2. An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck

3. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink

4. The Journal of Helene Berr by Helene Berr

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There are many books written by people who witnessed Concentration Camps themselves.

5. The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoirby Chil Rajchman

6. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski

7. Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance and Rescue by Kathryn J. Atwood

8. Things We Couldn’t Say by Diet Eman

9. Boy 30529 by Felix Weinberg

10. Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz by Rena Kornreich Gelissen

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It’s also worth to mention some movies about this issue. Some people don’t like reading, others don’t have a time. It’s also more convincing way of gaining knowledge for children. Especially that movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was made for children, to show them those times from children’s’ perspective.

  1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Sophies choice with Meryl Streep

    Interesting movie about polish woman who is trying to deal with her past in the movie ,,Sophie’s Choice”.

  2. The Pianist
  3. Schindler’s List
  4. Life is Beautiful
  5. The Counterfeiters
  6. Sophie’s Choice
  7. The Diary of Anne Frank
  8. The Pawnbroker
  9. Divided We Fall
  10.  Life is Beautiful

Places- memorials of Holocaust

 There are places which were silent witnesses of crimes. Nowadays they are museums or memorials, where we should pay a tribute to those who were brutally executed during the war. Among them we can mention




The Partisans Memorial at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, Israel

The Partisans Memorial at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, Israel

1. Anne Frank’s House (The Netherlands)

2. Yad Vashem (Israel)

3. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Germany)

4. Shoes on the Danube Bank (Hungary)

5. Concentration Camps and ghettos in different European countries

There are a lot of more places like Schindler’s Factory in Krakow, Poland which will tell you more about the times people had to deal with. We hope this article will encourage you to learn more about this subject, which is really interesting.

One thought on “Movies and books about Holocaust and concentration camps

  1. Holly Post author

    I saw Schindler’s List, The Counterfeiters, Sophie’s Choice and The Diary of Anne Frank. All of them were really interesting. We were reading some chapters in my University as well of some polish author I don’t remember the title. Anyway, I call all of those people heroes. Those who tried to survive no matter what.

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