Here is a snapshot of the sources I’ve used to date:

The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and The Final Solution by Richard Breitman, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1991, ISBN 0394568419 auschwitzinside

Atlas of the Holocaus by Martin Gilbert, William Morrow & Co. Inc., New York, 1993, ISBN 0688123643

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi state, British Broadcasting Co. (©2005 BBC)

Bearing Witness: American Soldiers and The Holocaust (©2001 Communication for Learning, Inc.)

Between Two Worlds: autobiography of a child survivor of the Holocaust by R. Gabriele S. Silten, Fithian Press, Santa Barbara, 1995, ISBN 1564741265

Broken Silence (©2004 Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation)

Central Commission for Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, “GERMAN CRIMES IN POLAND (Warsaw, 1946, 1947)” 

The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto 1941-1944 by Lucjan Dobroszycki, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1984, ISBN 0300032080 

Dry Tears: the story of a lost childhood by Nechama Tec, Oxford University Press, New York, 1984, ISBN 0195035003

Echoes From Auschwitz: Dr. Mengele’s Twins, The story of Eva and Miriam Mozes by Eva Mozes Kor as told to Mary Wright, CANDLES Inc., Terre Haute, Ind., 2002, ISBN 0964380757 

Fate Did Not Let Me Go (©2003 Terra Entertainment)

Fateful Choices: ten decisions that changed the world, 1940-1941 by Ian Kershaw, Penguin Press, New York, 2007, ISBN 9781594201233

Forgiving Dr. Mengele (©2005 First Run Features)

Hitler and the Holocaust by Robert S. Wistrich, The Modern Library, New York, 2001, ISBN 0679642226

Howling With The Angels: A film by Jean Bodon (©2007 First Run Features)

In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine and The Cross and the Star: Jews, Christians and the Holocaust, double feature DVD (©?  First Run Features)

The Last Days of World War II, New Video/The History Channel (©2004 A&E Television)

The Library of Congress World War II Companion, edited by David M. Kennedy, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2007, ISBN 0743252195 MastersofDeath

Lodz Ghetto, PBS Home Video (©1989 The Jewish Heritage Project)

Masters of Death: the SS Eisantzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust by Richard Rhodes, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2002, ISBN 0375409009

The Nazi Officer’s Wife (©2003 A&E Television)

The Nazis: The Road To Treblinka, BBC/New Video (©1997 British Broadcasting Company ©1999 A&E Television Network)

Never Again: A History of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert, Universe, New York, 2000, ISBN 0789304090

The New Grolier Encyclopedia of World War II: Behind the Fighting, Grolier Educational Corp., Danbury, Conn., 1995, ISBN 0717275086

Night and Fog (©1956 Argos Films/©1997 Public Media Inc.)

The Origins of The Final Solution: the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939-March 1942 by Christopher R. Browning, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 2004, ISBN 0803213271

Shtetl: the life and death of a small town and the world of Polish Jews by Eva Hoffman,  Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, 1997, ISBN 0395822955

Smoke and Ashes: the story of the Holocaust by Barbara Rogasky, Holiday House, New York, 1988, ISBN 0823406970

Time/Life Great Photographs of World War II edited by Neil Kagan, Oxmoor House, Birmingham, 2003, ISBN 0848728181

WarAgainstJewsToward The Final Solution: a history of European racism by George L. Mosse, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1978, ISBN 0299101843

The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945 by Lucy S. Dadiowicz, 10th ed., Bantom Books, New York, 1986, ISBN 0553343025

Witness to the Holocaust by Michael Berenbaum, Harper Collins, New York, 1997, ISBN 0062701088

The World Must Know: the history of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Michael Berenbaum, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1993, ISBN 0316091359

Why We Watched: Europe, America and The Holocaust by Theodore S. Hamerow, W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., New York, 2008, ISBN 9780393064629

The World At War, Volume 10: “The Final Solution Parts 1 & 2,” (©1973 Thames Television ©2004 A&E Television)

The World At War, Volume 20: “Genocide,” (©1973 Thames Television)



6 Responses to “Sources”

  1. “Triumph of the Will” is available at the Public Library, this was THE propaganda film of the Third Riech.

    Anything bu Martin Sir Gilbert is unquestionable.

    “Hitler’s willing executioners” by Danial Jonas Goldhagen deals with “How any civilized people could participate as murderers in the Einzatsgruppen. If you were not angry before you read this one, you will be after you finished it.

    G. M. Gilbert, “Nuremberg Diaries” is MUST reading, and you will want to take notes.

    “Conspiracy:The Wansee Conference”, film, Kennith Branaugh and Stanley Tuccie.

    There is a great deal more, but Nuremberg Diaries and “Conspiracy: The Wansee Conference” are absolute musts. Wansee was a meeting of the chief Gaulietres, or district managers. It was called by General Rienhard Heydrich, head of the RSHA, and Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann, SS. In a little over an hour they, with the other upper members of the SS laid out the workings of the extermination camps. It is a very disturbing film.

    I look forward to conversing with you.



  2. Shalom, Ari, and thanks for the book and film recommendations!

  3. There is not a great deal to comment on in your sources. The sources are unimpeachable and there really is no controversy among the Jews regarding the books and films listed.

    If you want controversy, go over to We have been known to have some “knock down, drag out’s” from time to time.

    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi state is a phenomenal work. The restorations they did on that film is an amazing tribute to Cinematography.

    The best fictional film about the Nuremberg trials is “Nuremberg”, ISBN# 0-7806-3542-6. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Brian Cox, Max Von Sydow.

    The best documentary on the Nuremberg trial is called “Nuremberg: Nazis Face Their Crimes. This is the actual footage shot by John Ford. Time: 3hr 30min, Netflix # 165540 01-250131956. This was an awesome film to watch. Cristopher Plummer does the narration.

    As to books, see if you can find “The Occult History of the Third Riech”, it goes a long way to find the iconography of the Nazis. The film by the same title is alright but the book is truly frightening.

  4. The Origins of The Final Solution: the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939-March 1942 by Christopher R. Browning, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 2004, ISBN 0803213271

    This one you must take with a grain of salt. I have only read “Mien Kampf” once, and then I had to check into the funny farm. In Mien Kampf, Hitler explicitly states that the annihilation of the Jews was a top priority. The only thing that evolved was the method, not the aim.

    Yes, I have seen the title at Yad V’Shem, and I was not impressed. The author tries to come off like an apologist for the Nazis stating that the Nazis wanted to kick the Jews out of Nazi held territory but it soon became apparent that moving the Jews to another country, like Madagascar. When that failed then the camps got started in earnest. I would rather face an out-and-out Nazi in uniform than face Browing, Irving or Buchanan. Apologists are the lowest form of life on this planet. Pat Buchanan is one such. When he stated that “Hitler did not want a war”, to a certain extent, that is true. Hitler wanted Europe, Russia, and all of Africa handed to him on a platter. I do not trust Browning yet. I could be wrong about him. I am not wrong about Buchanan, David Irving and several others.


  5. samingvongsa Says:

    Hi Arie,

    I finally found you. Please give us some contact back. Good to hear that you are still alive. What happen to your promise?

  6. Ari Blumenfeld Says:

    I can not leave my email exposed. I am on Facebook, I hope that helps.

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