On Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember the millions of people murdered under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. This year's theme is 'Be the light in the darkness''; a call to action and affirmation to all those marking the day.
The choiceby Edith Eger In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive, and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult non-fiction booklist
Mr. Sammler's planetby Saul Bellow Winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature, Saul Bellow's novel examines the life of Artur Sammler, a Holocaust survivor. A contemporary work, it looks at the events of the past and their effect on both the present and the future. Small countryby Gaël Faye Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel,… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult Fiction booklist
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank Hedy's journey: the true story of a Hungarian girl fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson and illustrated by El Primo Ramón It is 1941. Hedy and her family… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children’s information booklist
The books on this list all contains themes of war, death and the Holocaust. The recommended age is set by the publishers, but parent/carer discretion is recommended as every child is different. The boy in the striped pyjamasby John Boyne A story of innocence existing within the most terrible evil, this is the fictional tale… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children’s booklist