Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Dec 12, 2012 — Author Wendy Welch shares her favorite book about small-town life that defy stereotypes. What is your favorite work that takes a bite out of literary tradition? Tell us in the comments.
Jun 26, 2012 — Love knows no bounds, and in these five books, passion leaps from the page. You'll be swept off your feet by three novels and two memoirs that take up the mischievous matters of the heart.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Garden Of The Finzi-continis by Giorgio Bassani, William Weaver, and Tim Parks. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 27, 2011 — Fifty years ago one of the chief operators of the mass execution of Jews was tried for crimes against humanity. In her new book, The Eichmann Trial, author and historian Deborah Lipstadt explains how the trial transformed Jewish life and changed our perception of the victims of genocide.
Nov 27, 2010 — In The Boy: A Holocaust Story, Dan Porat tells the story behind a photo taken during the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto that shows a young boy raising his arms in surrender to an SS soldier. Porat says the image represents the traumatic experience shared by many.
Sep 25, 2009 — Anne Frank's diary is read and quoted around the world, by youngsters, statesmen and scholars alike. But novelist Francine Prose says it's time the diary was appreciated as literature — not just a historical document.
Sep 25, 2009 — As millions of Jews across the world prepare for the holy day of Yom Kippur, host Michel Martin speaks with the authors of Bending Toward the Sun. The book is a family memoir, co-written by mother and daughter Rita Lurie and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, about Rita's harrowing story of survival during the Holocaust, and how that experience reverberates across generations of the family. Lurie's 14-year-old daughter Mikaela also joins the conversation.
Jun 18, 2009 — In celebration of Father's Day, here are three enthralling books about a few different dads — not all of whom know best.
May 26, 2009 — Augusten Burroughs recommends three complex, magnificent books that have one thing in common. Each will fully consume you and lift you entirely free of that most adult invention: time.