Friday, January 27, 2012

Holocaust Memorial Day

Hello teens, today is International Holocaust Memorial Day.  Today is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.  The United Nations decided to set aside this day of remembrance starting in 2005 as a day to remember the victims.  Do your part today by checking out one of these books and reading to learn what it was like during this dark time in history.

Nonfiction - The Facts

 YA 940.5318 WOO
This book comes with a DVD where you can hear real survivors tell their stories.

940.53 BYE
Describes the establishment of Nazi concentration camps throughout Europe and their eventual use as a means of eliminating the Jews.

 940.5318 WEA
Five diaries of teenagers who died in the Holocaust.

Fiction - Stories
In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.

The story of the boy who loved Anne Frank.

Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable--Nazi-occupied Warsaw--and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan

You can also learn much, much more at the website for the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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