In the midst of Holocaust Education Week (November 1st – 7th), we remember those who were impacted by the events of the Holocaust and the millions of lives that were lost. Learn more about the Holocaust and those who experienced it by reading some of the following children’s books available in our collection. Beginning on Monday, November 1st, the Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre will be hosting a series of events to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.
From the series Uncovering the Past, The Holocaust presents evidence in the early 1900s of intolerance and racism within Germany during World War II.
From the series Moments in History, Why did The Holocaust Happen explores how and why the event began and details the impact this event had on the world. Using well-researched information that has been supplemented by personal accounts from the time-period, readers are able to grasp the devastation of the event.
Holocaust: The Events and Their Impact on Real People takes a look at the complex issues in the world that allowed the Holocaust to occur. The first hand accounts provided within this literature enables readers to appreciate the impact that the Holocaust had on real people and their families.
Despite the tragedy surrounding the Holocaust, Jars of Hope portrays to the reader an unlikely heroin who risks her life for the children stuck within the Nazis grasp. Risking her own life, Irena Sendler buried the names of children in a jar and hoped that one day she would be able to reunite these scared children with their families. This is an account of a true story, where we see our heroin save upwards of 2,500 children in the midst of chaos.
In My Heart is At Ease 15 year old Gerta Solan dreams of the normal life that has just been stripped away from her. Deported with her parents from Prague to Theresienstadt “model camp” Gerta describes the lengths in which the Germans went to deceive the International Red Cross about their treatment of the prisoners. Gerta’s story is a tale of how she learns to cope with the devastation and corruption that is all around her.