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What was the Holocaust?

The Holocaust was the systemic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews and others by the Nazi regime during World War II. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior”, were a threat. The Nazis also targeted and murdered other groups of people based on their perceived racial and biological inferiority.

 

 

Online Resources

Want to learn more about the Holocaust? We suggest a visit to these sites, or even better, a visit to the museums.

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Library & Resource Center

The East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) will have a lending library of over 500 Holocaust-related books that will be available for loan at Chabad of Tri-Valley during normal business hours.

More information coming soon.

Coming 2022

 
 

 

What to Read

Looking for a book about the Holocaust? Here are some recommendations.

999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz
Heather Dune Macadam
2019
A Promise at Sobibor
Bialowitz, Philip
2010
Behind Enemy Lines
Cohn, Marthe
2006
Eva's Story
Schloss, Eva
2010
Night
Wiesel, Elie
Ages 13+
1956
Number the Stars
Lois Lowry
Ages 9+
1989
Operation Last Chance
Zuroff, Ephraim
2002
Oskar Schindler
Crowe, David
2007
The Bielski Brothers
Duffy, Peter
2004
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Boyne, John
Ages 12+
2007
The Boy on the Wooden Box
Leyson, Leon
2015
The Diary of a Young Girl (The Diary of Anne Frank)
Anne Frank
Ages 9+
1947
The Pianist
Szpilman, Wladyslaw
1946
We survived...at last I speak
Malmed, Léon
2010
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What to Watch

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Looking for a movie about the Holocaust? Here are our recommendations.
Divided We Fall
Hrebejk, Jan
PG-13
2000
Europa Europa
Holland, Agnieszka
Rated R
1990
Life Is Beautiful
Benigni, Roberto
PG-13
1997
Schindler's List
Spielberg, Steven
Rated R
1993
Sophie's Choice
Pakula, Alan J.
Rated R
1982
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas
Herman, Mark
PG-13
2008
The Counterfeiters
Ruzowitzky, Stefan
Rated R
2007
The Diary of Anne Frank
Stevens, George
PG
1959
The Pawnbroker
Lumet, Sidney
Unrated
1964
The Pianist
Polanski, Roman
Rated R
2002