International Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed on January 27th each year, commemorates the systematic genocide of six million Jews, along with millions of others, by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during World War II. This solemn day serves as a reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust, honoring the memory of those who perished and reflecting on the importance of preventing such atrocities in the future. It encourages education, remembrance, and reflection to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are never forgotten and that efforts to combat prejudice, discrimination, and hatred persist.
If you’d like to explore the profound history and stories of resilience during the Holocaust, visit the library and check out some of these poignant books on the history of the Holocaust.
TheHolocaust : an unfinished history/ Dan Stone
Holocaust fighters: boxers, resisters, and avengers /Jeffrey Sussman
The Holocaust: a new history /Laurence Rees
We must not forget : Holocaust stories of survival and resistance / Deborah Hopkinson
I want you to know we’re still here: a post-Holocaust memoir / Esther Safran