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I have long been fascinated by Holocaust Literature, so I’ve decided to host a Holocaust Remembrance Week here on my blog May 1-8.
I’m planning to post some reviews of Holocaust-related books and some other things as well.
I hope you’ll join me. Post one day or all eight. You can review a book–fiction, non-fiction, adult, young adult, graphic novel. Or you could review a movie, write a post about the importance of remembering the Holocaust, or tell us about a trip to the Holocaust Museum. In short, anything you want to write about that pertains to the theme of Holocaust remembrance.
I did this as a personal event last year, and several of you kindly pitched in with your book recommendations. Here they are.
- The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman–Polish Outlander
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne–Little Black Marks
- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr–Little Black Marks
- Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally (also known as Schindler’s Ark)–Little Black Marks
- Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose–Reading on a Rainy Day
- Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz by Lucette Matalon Lagnado and Sheila Cohn Dekel–Bookish Hobbit
- Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli–The Reading Life
- Heidegger’s Glasses by Thaisa Frank–Escapism Through Books
- An Exclusive Love by Johanna Adorján–Indie Reader Houston
- Briar Rose by Jane Yolen–Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing
- Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri–Recommended by author Mike Mullin
- Five Chimneys: A Woman’s True Story of Auschwitz by Olga Lengyel–Notes of Life
My book recommendations:
- Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
- Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (packaged together as The Complete Maus)
- The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
- The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Annexed by Sharon Dogar
- Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie
I’ve been blessed to see Baruck Goldstein, author of For Decades I Was Silent: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey Back to Faith, speak. I haven’t read his book, but he is a powerful speaker.
Your screen recommendations:
- The Pianist–My aunt Pat
- Life is Beautiful–My aunt Pat
- Band of Brothers (series)–Reading on a Rainy Day
- Masterpiece Classics: The Diary of Anne Frank—Alison’s Bookmarks
My movie recommendations:
So grab the button and make plans to join in if you’d like. If you have any recommendations to add, please post them in the comments and I’ll add them to this post. Thanks! If you’d like to post about this event on your blog, you can link those on Mr. Linky. I used photos in the public domain of the entrance to Auschwitz (reading “Work Makes You Free”) and a Star of David to make the button.
2. Alex @ The Children’s War
|4. JP @ Elle-Lit
5. Basically Amazing Ashley
6. Backseat Reader
|7. JP @ Elle-Lit (Those Who Save Us Review)