Here in the US, our Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in observing the National Days of Remembrance around the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
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
- 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
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
Auschwitz (reading "Work Makes You Free") and a Star of David to make the button.
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