NEW VBB--Holocaust VBB (US only)

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I am organizing my first VBB. This VBB is for books about the Holocaust. The books may be fiction or non-fiction as long as the fiction book is based on real-life events. I would like to thank debbie4osu in advance because I have borrowed the following directions from her forum thread (and tweaked them a bit).

Each participant should offer one or more books as seed books for the box to start. After you commit to joining the VBB, please send me the title(s)/author(s)/BCID number(s) of the seed book(s). Please hang onto your one(or more) seed books until such time as they are selected from the VBB.

Each person will have 7 days to make their selections and additions.
Please be timely in mailing your books out if your books are selected.
Your one or more original books donated to this VBB are seed books. Any book or books you select from the VBB when it is your turn, you will need to replace by adding one or more books to the VBB.

You may add extra books to the VBB at any time-just let me know.

If you aren't ready to choose a book when it is your turn, I can place your name at the end of the list for a second chance or you can ask to be skipped.

I will keep the participant list up to date on this thread, and will PM the next person with the current VBB book list. When it is your turn and you have finished making your choices, please PM me back with the books to be removed and added to the VBB. I will then PM the next person with the current list of books in the VBB.

It is your responsibility to PM the person who needs to send you the books you have selected. Also, when it is your turn and you have selected some books, please post on this thread what books you have selected and when your books have arrived.

Whenever I see a Holocaust book that I haven't read (in a thrift store, of course), I usually buy it. I have a couple dozen Holocaust books TBR. I plan to add these to the VBB as I read them. Because of this, I hope that this VBB will have additional rounds.

Following are my seed books. I will not display the books that other bookcrossers seed, you will see them when it is your turn to choose from the VBB.

Night by Elie Wiesel,
The NAZI Officer's WIFE--How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin,
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry,
The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender,

If you would like to join this VBB, please post here and send me a PM with your donations to the VBB.


I can't send to Canada. International shipping is just too much now. If you ever decide to have a US Only shipping option for the books, then I'll be all over this. I wish it could be otherwise, but it's not. I'm sorry.


..but I have to figure out what books I have that would qualify. How soon do you plan to start?

I would prefer US mailing also, although I will mail to Canada if necessary (the Canadians always make interesting contributions).


debbie4osu 7 yrs ago
Would love to join, and thanks for starting this VBB.
I need to make sure I have a few books to put into this box, sounds good!


I thought that I would wait a while for people to join and to get the list together.


winghyphen8wing 7 yrs ago
more info
The Cage is apparently a fictionalized memoir of the author's experiences:

Still looking to see what I can offer.


I know I have a few books in this category but probably need to read them first. I'll let you know what my seed books will be. How soon will this be starting?


but I have a book I would love to seed the box with... Will PM you!


in this vbb. I am in no rush to start. I am going to wait at least a week to allow more people to join.


Let me know and if so, I will PM with my seed books. Thanks


Yes, I still plan to get going with this vbb. I've been busy but I hope to launch it quite soon.


I am putting together the vbb list and will launch the vbb shortly. Here is the list of participants:

hyphen8 (Hawaii)
Debbie4osu (Texas)
perryfran (Utah)
stephario (Alabama)<--currently here
tabby-cat-owner (Arizona)


winghyphen8wing 7 yrs ago
PM received
Wow, it's quite a list! Now I just have to make up my mind... :)


hyphen8 requests three books:

* Hidden Child of the Holocaust by Stacy Cretzmeyer (perryfran, TBR)

* Rescue in Denmark by Harold Flender (tabby-cat-owner, TBR)

* The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer (tabby-cat-owner, AVL)

and offers three books:

* Maus I by Art Spiegelman (hyphen8, AVL - please request as a set with part II)

* Maus II by Art Spiegelman (hyphen8, AVL - please request as a set with part I)

* The Wave by Todd Strasser (hyphen8, AVL)



The VBB book list has been sent to perryfran. Debbie4osu has made her selection. It is Eleanor's Story--An American Girl in Hitler's Germany,


The VBB book list has been sent to perryfran. Debbie4osu has made her selection. It is Eleanor's Story--An American Girl in Hitler's Germany,

Tabby-cat-owner, thank you for writing this for me, I forgot!!


Thanks for hosting this VBB. Here are my selections and additions:

The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender (tabby-cat-owner, AVL)

Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi (tribefan, AVL)


In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (perryfran, AVL)

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer (perryfran, AVL)


from perryfran:

tabby-cat-owner, I've found some more TBRs, so if you decide to do another round, please count me in (as long as you're not doing it *right* away...).



Is the round over? Trying to remember which ones I put in as seed books and which ones I can still release in other ways..


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