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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Cover of Books on Auschwitz
Books on Auschwitz

I was looking up the 2021 date for the Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 8) and discovered another day of remembrance. " Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), established in 2000, is marked each year on 27th January – the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau." The theme this year is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’, a pretty good reminder in this time of pandemic.

Below are some of the nonfiction books on Auschwitz. There are many more titles on the Holocaust and other genocides available in the library. I challenge you to expand your knowledge and read one.
  • Auschwitz: A New History by Laurence Rees
    In Auschwitz, Laurence Rees reveals new insights from more than 100 original interviews with Auschwitz survivors and Nazi perpetrators who speak on the record for the first time.
  • Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away by R. J. van Pelt, Luis Ferreiro, Miriam Greenbaum
    The exhibition Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. uses 600 original objects, 400 images, and 10 stories to provide a comprehensive history of Auschwitz concentration camp and the role it played in the Holocaust.
  • Auschwitz: A History in Photographs by Teresa Świebocka, Jonathan Webber, Connie Wilsack
    There are 290 black-and-white photographs and 20 color photos from the years during the operation of the concentration camp (the largest extermination center for European Jews) and from the period immediately following the camp's liberation in 1945.
  • Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklós. Nyiszli
    Auschwitz was one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the American public; this is, as the New York Review of Books said, "the best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available.
  • Franci's War: A woman's Story of Survival by Franci Epstein
    The engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein.
Jan 27, 2021