If you like The Altered I, you might also like Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally, published by Simon & Schuster (1982, Serpentine Publishing Co.,1993, published by Touchstone) Joseph Kempler was in the camp featured in Schindler’s List and missed an opportunity to be on the actual list which, would have saved him a lot of anguish.
Leap Into Darkness Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe
by Leo Bretholz, edited by Michael Olesker (1999, Woodholme House Publishers) tells a similar story of a teenage boy escaping from the Nazis. The Altered I is different because Joseph Kempler managed to survive inside the concentration camps rather than hiding while on the run.
Night by Elie Wiesel tells the gritty story of survival in Auschwitz, similarly The Altered I tells the story of survival in six different concentration camps, some of them death camps.
Mauthausen by Iakovos Kampanellis (1996, published by Kedros S.a. July 1996, Modern Greek Writer’s Series) tells a similar story of survival in Mauthausen where Joseph Kempler was imprisoned and climbed the famous 186-steps with stones on his shoulders.
If you like The Altered I, you might be interested in reading these story’s of survival by those who were persecuted for their faith:
Crucible of Terror: a Story of Survival Through the Nazi Storm
by Max Liebster Sept. 1, 2003 pub. by George Milakovich & Associates, Inc.) Max Liebster was Jewish who later became a Christian. He was impressed by the outstanding example set by the Bibelforscher, while under trial in the concentration camps. This is a similar story to Joseph Kempler’s life story portrayed in The Altered I.
Facing the Lion by Simone
Arnold Liebster (2000, Grammaton Press) These are the memoirs of a young girl in Nazi Europe and how she took her stand for what was right.
Unbroken Will, The Extraordinary courage of an Ordinary Man
by Bernhard Rammerstorfer (2009) tells the story of Leopold Engleitner, who was imprisoned in concentration camps for refusing to renounce his faith. He was recently the oldest living Holocaust survivor in the world, but he sadly passed away in 2013 at the age of 107 years old.
And in case you missed The Altered I, here is some brief info:
The Altered I
, chronicles survival in six different concentration camps throughout Poland and Austria. If you liked Survival in Auschwitz (1958, first touchstone edition 1996) by Primo Levi, then you will like The Altered I.