Many people like to read stories about people's experiences during the Holocaust. This list of novels is based around the Jewish experience during World War II. Much of it makes fairly heavy reading, but these books are often characterised by stories of survival and hope.

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Ashes - Kathryn Lasky
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
If I Should Die Before I Wake - Han Nolan
Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli
Once - Morris Gleitzman
Then - Morris Glietzman
Schindler's Ark - Thomas Keneall
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr
Torn Thread - Anne Isaacs
The Children's War - Monique Charlesworth
The Diary of Laura's Twin - Kathy Kacer
Emil and Karl - Jacob Glatstein
The Empty House - Claude Gutman
Malka - Mirjam Pressler
The Manuscript - Eva Zeller