Biography/Autobiography

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Name Author/Editor Summary
Weizmann, His Life and Times H. M. Blumberg Outlines the life of Weizmann with plenty of pictorials. A pro-Weizmann biography done as a tribute…
White Nights Menachem Begin Menachem Begin's blow by blow description of his experience in a Siberian labour camp after his arre…
My Life, The Autobiography of Golda Meir Golda Meir Good personal and political reflection on one's life from one tough lady. Meir begins with her earli…
Eban Robert St. John Fairly comprehensive biography of the prolific writer statesman, Abba Eban, which was approved by t…
For Those I Loved Martin Gray/Trans. (from French) Anthony White Story of a concentration camp refugee who relives his nightmares years after the war when tragedy st…
Elli, The Coming of Age in the Holocaust Livia E. Bitton Jackson First-person account of a woman's survival of the concentration camp of Auschwitz. Heart-rending, of…
GM: As Good As Golda, The warmth & wisdom of Israel's Prime Minister Israel and Mary Shenker Schmaltzy rendition of Golda Meir's contribution to Israel. Popular and totally biased, this is not…
Somewhere To Hang My Hat Stanley Price Wonderful and warm account of Price's Irish-Jewish (nee Lithuania) journey from childhood to adultho…
Recollections of a Jewish Childhood Iris Blain, author and illustrator Beautiful illustrations of Jewish 'rites of passage' illustrated and commented on by Iris Blaine, we…
I Shall Bear Witness, The Diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1933-41 Victor Klemperer; Trans. By Martin Chalmers Detailed diaries from academic man who living in Dresden to an Aryan woman, somehow managed to survi…
As A Driven Leaf (Elisha ben Abuyah) Milton Steinberg The conservative rabbi's novel as an attempt to reveal Talmudic times and the life of the famous Rab…
The Story of a Life-Aharon Appelfeld Aharon Appelfeld Aharon's life is a miracle. After being incarcerated in the camps he manages to escape at ten years…
A Tale of Love and Darkness Amos Oz The finest and best written auto-biography I have ever read. Oz is a master writer and weaver of tal…
Out of the Hitler Time Judith Kerr Trilogy of three novels based on Kerr's personal experience: 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit,' 'Bombs…
Wilfrid Israel, German Jewry's Secret Ambassador Naomi Shepherd One of the great unsung heroes who managed to use his power, expertise and great diplomatic skills t…
Musical Stages Richard Rodgers Lovely autobiography from one of the most famous American Musical composers of all time. His contact…
I am a Woman and a Jew Leah Morton/Jonathan Sarna Compelling story of a woman who tries to escape her Jewish roots and assimilate completely into gent…
Days of Sorrow and Pain-Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews Leonard Baker The plight of German Jewry and the role and leadership which Rabbi Leo Baeck played. Biography which…
Survival in Auschwitz Primo Levi/Translated. from Italian by Stuart Woolf Account of Primo Levi's experiences during the holocaust when he was a prisoner in Auschwitz. Covers…
Ghetto Diary, The Last Walk of Janusz Korczak Aaron Zeitlin The inspiring and selfless life of Janusz Korxzak who despite the option of escaping, stated in Treb…
On Both Sides of the Wall Vladka Meed/Translated by Dr. Steven Meed; Intro. Elie Wiesel One woman's experiences from 1942 to the present; she survived the Warsaw Ghetto and became a witnes…
In the Eye of the Storm Uri Lichter Uri's story begins in Lvov in Poland , ends up in Auschwitz and then to escape. Through the help of…
A Cup of Tears-a diary of the Warsaw Ghetto Abraham Lewin/Anton Polonsky' translation of a diary by Christopher Hutton Eyewitness account of what life was like before and during the roundups and in the Warsaw Ghetto. Th…
Surviving Treblinka Samuel Willenbrg/Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski; translation by Naftali Greenwood Told by someone who survived Treblinka (very few did to act as witnesses), this eyewitness account s…
Simon Wiesenthal, The Life and Legends Tom Segev Highly readable biography of the famous 'Nazi hunter' who spent his life trying to bring many of the…
The Eitingons Mary-Kay Wilmers Wilmer's focuses on three extraordinary members of the Eitingon family with all the intrigue of thei…
The Life and Times of Herod the Great Steward Perowne The times and life of a man who rose from obscurity to become a great influence in Israel's history…
The Life of David Robert Pinsky/Jonathan Rosen Pinsky creates a popular portrait of King David based on Biblical research, commentaries and legends…
David and Solomon Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman Archeologists examine ruins in an attempt to uncover the true David and a true Soloman. Scholarly ap…
Abraham Bruce Feiler An inter-faith approach to the father of three major religions. Feiler pieces together the life of A…
All the Women of the Bible M. L. del Mastro A reference book to the names, stories an legends of women mentioned in the Torah. Not a scholarly a…
Moses, the prince, the prophet R. Levi Meier Insightful handling of the life of Moses by a learned scholar and popular communicator.
Josephus Tessa Rajack Scholarly and revised edition of the Josephus biography which examines his background and his histor…
Coming Home Chaim Bermant Lovely autobiography of Berman's growing up in Lithuania/Latvia, and Scotland and his early life in…
The Herods F. W. Farrar, Dena of Canterbury Detailed history of the time of the Jews from Antiochus with major emphasis on the lives of the Herr…
Jesus the Jew Geza Vermes The controversial scholar who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls writes a biography from a very Christia…
A Silence that Speaks Susan Soyinka Story of Susan Soyinka's journey to find out the history of her family whose lives stretched well be…

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