Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education

In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this educational program. By recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of these who perished. 


  • Zapruder, A. (2004). Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust. New Haven: Yale University Press. This is a collection of excerpts from diaries written by young people during the Holocaust. Some of the writers were refugees, others were hiding or passing as non-Jews, and some were ghetto prisoners.
  1. Chapter  10, Dawid Rubinowicz: This chapter includes the personal accounts of David, a 12 year old boy living with his family in a village in Poland. He writes of the systematic exploitation, deportation, raids, forced labor, and attacks on Jews by Germans. He also describes the German oppression of fellow Poles. 
  2. Chapter 7, Yitzchok Rudashevski: This chapter includes the personal accounts of Yitzchok, a 15 year old boy living with his family in the ghetto in the city of Vilna in Lithuania. He vividly describes everyday life in the ghetto, cultural and intellectual life among the youth in the ghetto, witnessing Nazi massacres, and injustices caused by fellow Jews. 
  3. Chapter 11, Elsa Binder: This chapter includes personal accounts of Elsa, a 19 year old woman living with her family in a ghetto in a small town in Poland.  She describes everyday life experiences, her philosophical perspectives on survival, the dwindling Jewish population due to Nazi massacres, and injustices caused by fellow Jews in her own community. 
  • Gertrude Samuels (2000) Mottele. iUniverse. This book is about a little boy who played the violin and was in a partisan group, based on a true story. 
  • Lucy Dawidowicz (1986).The War against the Jews. Bantam. This book tells the complete story of the Nazi Holocaust Era – from the insidious evolution of German Anti-Semitism to the ultimate tragedy of the Final Solution.
  • Raoul Hilberg (2003). Destruction of the European Jews. Yale University Press. First published in 1961, this book is about how Germany annihilated the Jewish community of Europe spurred discussion, galvanized further research, and shaped the entire field of Holocaust studies. This revised and expanded edition extends the scope of the study and includes 80,000 words of new material, particularly from recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, added over a lifetime of research.
  • Christopher Browning (1998). Ordinary Man. Harper Perennial. This book is about how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.


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