Three Books by Holocaust Survivors to Add to Your Reading List

You have probably read Anne Frank’s diary, but how many other first-hand accounts of the Holocaust are you familiar with? There are many great works of literature by Holocaust survivors that tell their stories in their own words. Whether you’re studying the Holocaust or looking for a thought-provoking read, add these three Holocaust survivor books.

“Living a Life that Matters”

Written by Ben Lesser in 2012, this inspiring and educational memoir documents Ben experiences as a young boy in Poland and surviving several concentration camps. He shows how the madness of the Holocaust came to be but also the lesson the world still needs to learn from these events.

“Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust”

The twentieth anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s memoir about her childhood during the Holocaust is written by Blumenthal and Lila Perl and includes new material, a map and photographs. “Four Perfect Pebbles” tells the story of Blumenthal’s journey through Nazi-occupied Europe, including her experience in prisoner and refugee camps and eventual escape.

“Man’s Search for Meaning”

Author and survivor Viktor Frankl chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp prisoner in this bestseller that was named one of the ten most influential books in the United States. “Man’s Search for Meaning” addresses more philosophical questions than other Holocaust survivor books.

Are you looking for more resources to study the Holocaust? The Zachor Foundation, a non-profit Holocaust remembrance organization, offers a free curriculum and interactive learning tool. Visit to learn more.

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