Resources for Elli

Resources Related to Elli’s Story

To continue your study of this topic and to help with your research, use the following additional sources. Books preceded by an asterisk are recommended for middle and high school students.

Books

  • The History of Jewry in Hungary
    by Benoschofsky, Ilona. Budapest: American Jewish Distribution, 1988.
    Small illustrated booklet about the history of Hungarian Jewry.
  • *I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up In the Holocaust
    by Bitton-Jackson, Livia. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1997.
    Elli’s memoir of her experiences during the Holocaust.
  • The Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps, 1945: Eyewitness Accounts of the Liberators
    by Chamberlin, Brewster and Feldman, Marcia (ed.). Washington, D.C.: United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1987.
    Testimonies and presentations from the First International Liberators Conference in 1981.
  • *Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story
    by Ann Kirschner. New York, 2006.
    Story of a teenage girl who survived the Holocaust with the help of an older woman in various labor camps.
  • *Night
    by Wiesel, Elie. New York, 2006.
    Famous and powerful memoir about a teenage boy’s experiences during the Holocaust.

Websites

Films

  • The Last Days
    87 minutes, 1998
    Chronicles the experiences of five Hungarian Holocaust survivors.
  • Mengele: The Final Account
    60 minutes, 1998
    Recounts the life and atrocities committed by the Nazi “Angel of Death,” Joseph Mengele.
  • Auschwitz: If You Cried You Died
    29 minutes, 1991
    Follows the journey of two Holocaust survivors’ return visit to Auschwitz.

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