International Holocaust Day

Here are some books that tell stories of this horrible time:

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” is a 2018 Holocaust novel by New Zealand novelist Heather Morris. The book tells the story of how Slovakian Jew Lale Sokolov, who was imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1942, fell in love with a girl he was tattooing at the concentration camp. Wikipedia

“Night”is a 1960 memoir by Elie Wiesel based on his Holocaust experiences with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, toward the end of the Second World War in Europe. Wikipedia

Young Adult Selection: “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

Please take a moment to reflect. There are people in this world who deny horrific historical events. We need to speak out.



3 thoughts on “International Holocaust Day

  1. All three of those are really amazing reads. “Night” probably being the most potent and breathtaking one.

    I have read most books on this particular subject, and based on the general feel of the ones listed, I would also suggest “The Book Theif” by Markus Zusak is another amazing one.

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