Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 8, 2015: The 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe.

No single blog post could ever encompass the enormous tragedy of World War II. For that matter, many books only try to take on selected aspects of the war, its causes, and consequences. Here is a small sample of book titles available at the Sawyer Library:


Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
By Walter Kempowski; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside.

Five Days that Shocked the World:
Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II

By Nicholas Best

The Holocaust and the Revival of Psychological History
By Judith M. Hughes


The War in the Empty Air:
Victims, Perpetrators, and Postwar Germans"

By Dagmar Barnouw

Getting History Right:
East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War"

By Mark A. Wolfgram

The War Complex:
World War II in Our Time

By Marianna Torgovnick