Resources for Marek

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.


  • From the Alps to the Red Sea
    Herman, Marek, Israel: Ghetto Fighters’ Museum, 1985.
    Marek’s memoir of his experiences (in Hebrew).
  • Lvov Ghetto Diary
    Kahane, David, trans. Jerzy Michalowicz, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990.
    Account of the destruction of Lvov’s Jewish community and experiences of the author in hiding.
  • The Italians and the Holocaust: Persecution, Rescue and Survival
    Zuccotti, Susan, New York: Basic Books, 1987.
    Examines the experiences of Italian Jews during the Holocaust and explores why 85% of Italy’s Jews survived the war.


    Information about Marek’s hometown
    An interactive website with lessons about Jewish partisans
    A museum and kibbutz in Israel founded by a community of Holocaust survivors, ghetto fighters, and partisans


  • The Long Way Home
    120 Minutes, 1997
    Academy Award-winning documentary of Holocaust survivors struggling to rebuild their lives in the years following WWII.
  • Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans
    84 Minutes, 2000
    In this group memoir, eleven men and women in their 70s and 80s, recount their battle against the Nazis in Poland, Lithuania, and Belorussia from 1941 to 1945.
  • Partisans of Vilna
    130 minutes, 1986
    Tells the story of the young people who formed the Jewish partisan movement in Vilna, Lithuania. Based on archival footage from the war years and contemporary interviews with partisan survivors (including Abba Kovner, a founder of the partisan movement and one of Israel’s leading poets) the film explores the challenges of organizing resistance during the Holocaust.