The Zamzam Story - Resources
The Zamzam Story continues to draw interest through new publications, interviews, presentations, and reunions of survivors.
Survivor Luella Faith Holwerda has published a children's book about the Zamzam. It is titled "Zamzam's Faith in the Middle", Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2011.
Peter Levitt, also a Zamzam survivor, has written a book titled "A Memoir on the Sinking of the Zamzam", Toronto: Lugus Publications, 2011.
Jim Stewart, a resourceful leader among the ambulance drivers traveling on the Zamzam, has written a book titled "Sinking of the Zam Zam. Diary of James W. Stewart with the British American Ambulance Corps", Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2012. He half completed a draft of this book in 1941 and died in 1958. Using his diary, the book was edited by Jim's son David Stewart, his wife Marilou Stewart, and their daughter, Deborah S. Weber.
Daniel Schellenberg has written an inspiring book about his mother, Zamzam survivor Alice Schellenberg. The book, published in 2012 by Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA, is titled: "A Cloud of Witnesses: The Life and Work of Alice Schellenberg". In addition to the Zamzam story, the book tells about Alice's dedicated service as a mother and missionary nurse, serving mostly in Kenya. Her faith and good sense helped her through many unusual hardships. Turning 99 years of age in October, 2012, Alice now resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The book may be ordered from Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.
Video, DVD and Internet Video
Levitt, Peter. Interview done in May 2011 by Steve Paikin, Anchor and Senior Editor of the public affairs program "The Agenda with Steve Paikin". The interview focused on Peter's new book and his Zamzam and internment experience.
Zamzam, A Missionary Odyssey (video, DVD). Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Distributed by Vision Video, 26 min 21 sec. This is a documentary produced by Tim Frakes in 1993.
Billy Graham Center Archives' Collection 624 - Ephemera of the Zamzam Incident.
Google images, 119 Zamzam photos from Life magazine
NewsRadio 1330 KNSS, Wichita, "Zamzam Story Reunites Family", August 15, 2008
Shuster, Bob. Billy Graham Center Archives, "The Zamzam Has Been a Long Time in Sinking!"
Topeka Capital-Journal, "Kansas Siblings Recount Shipwreck", August 17, 2008
Anderson, Eleanor. Miracle at Sea: the Sinking of the Zamzam and Our Family's Rescue. Bolivar, Mo.: Quiet Waters Pub., 2nd rev. ed., 2001
Bonner, Kit and Carolyn. Great Ship Disasters. MBI, 2003, pp. 116-119 and 121.
Brown, Kingsley. Bonds of Wire. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1989
Gossage, Carolyn. Auf Irrfahrt: Sieben kanadische Frauen unterwegs im "Dritten Reich". Berlin: Ch. Links Verag, 2009
Guernsey, Isabel Russell. Free Trip to Berlin. Toronto: Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1943
Guttormson, Olga; Nelson, Jane. Ships Will Sail Again. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1942
Holwerda, Luella Faith. Zamzam's Faith in the Middle. AuthorHouse, 2011
Hoyt, Edwin Palmer. Raider 16. New York, World Pub. Co., 1970
Levitt, Peter. A Memoir on the Sinking of the Zamzam. Toronto: Lugus Publications, 2011
Mohr, Ulrich; Sellwood, Arthur V. Atlantis: the Story of a German Surface Raider, as Told to A. V. Sellwood. London: W. Laurie, 1955
Nadeau, Eugene. La Perle au Fond du Gouffre: Zam-Zam et Barbeles. Montreal: Fides, (12 ed.) 1961
Oiness, Sylvia M. The Sinking of the Zamzam. Elgin, Ill.: General Mission Board, 1942
Pitt, Barrie. The Battle of the Atlantic. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1977
Rogge, Bernhard; Frank, Wolfgang. The German Raider Atlantis. New York: Ballantine Books, 1956
Schellenberg, Daniel, A Cloud of Witnesses: The Life and Work of Alice Schellenberg. Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA, 2012
Slavick, Joseph P., 1964- . The Cruise of the German Raider Atlantis. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2003
Stewart, James W. Sinking of the Zam Zam. Diary of James W. Stewart with the British American Ambulance Corps. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2012
Swanson, Swan Hjalmar, ed. ZAMZAM, the Story of a Strange Missionary Odyssey. Minneapolis: Board of Foreign Missions of the Augustana Synod, 1941
Thomas, Gabe. Milag: Captives of the Kriegsmarine: Merchant Navy Prisoners of War. Germany, 1939-1945. (Pontardawe): The Milag Prisoner of War Association, 1995
Trobisch, Ingrid Hult. On Our Way Rejoicing! New York: Harper & Row, 1964. Republished by Tyndale House, 1986
Murphy, Charles J. V. "The Sinking of the Zamzam," Life, June 23, 1941 and December 15, 1941
Vicovari, Frank. "I Rode a German Raider," Collier's, July 15, 22, 29, 1944, by Frank Vicovari, as told to Lucian Gray