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Landscapes of Memory by Ruth Kluger

Landscapes of Memory

By Ruth Kluger

Memories of the holocaust in this unsentimental account of the author's incarceration in Theresienstadt camp and her troubled relationship with a fellow captive who happens to be her mother. Disturbingly dark stuff.

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Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally

Schindler's Ark

By Thomas Keneally

War can be good for business and this was very much the case for Oskar Schindler. Yet his factories provided a safe haven for likely holocaust victims. A fascinating fictional account of the efforts of one man who really did make a difference amid the terror that was Nazi Germany.

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Das Boot by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

Das Boot

By Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

One of the very finest classic stories of WW2, this tense and unrelenting drama of life and death on a German U-boat will hold you in its merciless grip. Definitely not one for the romantically inclined.

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Miracle at Sant'Anna by James McBride

Miracle at Sant'Anna

By James McBride

A tale of love and war – with all its cruelty and passion. A first novel – and an excellent read.

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Get Rommel by Michael Asher

Get Rommel

By Michael Asher

A classic real life adventure which focuses on the British campaign to kill Erwin Rommel, Hitler’s favourite general. Poor planning and incompetence in high places leads to disaster in the desert with few survivors. Written by an author who has served in the SAS and is an expert on desert warfare.

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