Resources for Pawel

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.


  • The Mystery of the Kaddish: Its Profound Influence on Judaism
    Charney, Leon, Barricade Books, 2007.
    History and origins of the Kaddish prayer.
  • Jews, Germans, and Allies: close encounters in occupied Germany.
    Grossman, Atina, Princeton, 2007.
    Interaction between Jewish survivors, Germans and the Allies in Germany in the immediate postwar period.
  • In the Beginning Was the Ghetto: Notebooks from Łódź
    Rosenfeld, Oskar, Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2002.
    Provides full text translations of 17 of the author’s research notebooks and writings from his work chronicling life in the Łódź ghetto. Includes editor’s notes.
  • Feldafing
    Schochet, Simon, Vancouver: November House, 1983.
    About Jewish life in the Feldafing Displaced Persons camp.
  • The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lodz Ghetto
    Sierakowiak, Dawid. Author: Dawid Sierakowiak, Alan Adelson, ed., Kamil Turowski, trans. , New York and Oxford, 1996.
    Diary of 15-year-old in the Lodz Ghetto.
  • Lodz Ghetto: A History
    Trunk, Isaiah. Robert Moses Shapiro, trans., Bloomington, IN, 2006.
    Scholarly work written by a survivor from Lodz. Includes some primary sources and documents.
  • In Those Terrible Days: Writings from the Lodz Ghetto
    Zelkowicz, Josef, Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2002
    Reproduces writings and accounts created by the author while working inside the Łódź ghetto. Includes photographs and footnotes.



  • Lodz Ghetto
    118 minutes, 1989
    This film examines the nightmarish struggle for survival that was the daily lot of the people trapped in the longest lasting Jewish ghetto.
  • The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz
    55 minutes, 1982
    Using archival footage, this documentary narrates the story of one of the Holocaust’s most controversial figures.
  • Liberation of KZ Dachau
    94 minutes, 1990
    Chronicles the personal and intimate stories of the soldiers who first entered the concentration camp at Dachau on April 29, 1945.
  • The Photographer
    52 minutes, 1998
    Considers a collection of 400 color slides made by amateur Nazi photographer and chief accountant of Łódź ghetto, Walter Genewein, for whom taking photographs of human misery was a hobby. Dr. Arnold Mostowicz, a Łódź ghetto survivor, provides a first-hand account of one of World War II’s darkest chapters.