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Books in Memory

Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls on the 27th of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, commemorates the dates of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The books on display are just a small selection of what you'll find in our collections, both on the shelves and in the databases. Need help finding more or looking for something specific? Just ask a librarian. 

Novels & Poetry

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe and translated by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites: This novel, based on the experiences of Auschwitz prisoner and clandestine librarian Dita Kraus, won the Sydney Taylor Book Award and was one of Publisher's Weekly's Best Books of the Year.

Lives & Histories

Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory edited by David Bathrick, Brad Prager, and Michael D. Richardson: Delve into the complexities of visual depictions of the Holocaust with this compilation of essays. 

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaption by Anne Frank, Ari Folman, and David Polonsky: Anne Frank's diary comes to life in this new graphic novel adaption.

Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by Israel Gutman: The story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman: Cartoonist Art Spiegelman tells the story of his father's life in Nazi Germany.

Maus II: A Survior's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman: The tale of Spiegelman's father's life in Nazi Germany, interwined with Spiegelman's own life, continues here.

Night by Elie Wiesel: Elie Wiesel, a child during the Holocaust, tells the story of his youth.

Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust by E. Thomas Wood and Stanisław M. Jankowski: The life of Polish cavalry officer, diplomat, and Polish Resistance member Jan Karski.


Works for Young Folks

The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse and Wendy Watson: Two sisters, escapees from the Warsaw Ghetto, devise a way to throw Nazis off the scent of food being smuggled in to people behind the wall.

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee: The story of the vice consul for the Japanese Empire in Lithuania and the passports to safety he created for Jews fleeing the Nazis.

The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland DeSaix: This picture book tells the story of the Grand Mosque of Paris and the resistance activities of the Muslims who worshipped there.

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