7 Things to Read This Holocaust Remembrance Day

7 Things to Read This Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Tomorrow is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a United Nations-designated memorial day observed annually on Jan. 27, the date Auschwitz was liberated in 1945.


While Jewish communities traditionally observe Yom HaShoah, which typically falls in April to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, tomorrow’s commemoration is often an opportunity for non-Jews to engage with Holocaust remembrance and education.


These articles chronicle the ongoing effort to honor those we lost, and celebrate the survivors who carry on their memory.

Werner Reich
A new portrait collection showcases 90 Holocaust survivors who lived long and full lives
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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
New images discovered in Poland offer a never-before-seen perspective on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The pictures are the first to show the uprising that were not taken by the Nazis.
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Eugene Ginter
Food was a comfort for Auschwitz survivors. A new cookbook showcases their recipes — and resilience.
“Honey Cake & Latkes: Recipes from the Old World by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivors” was produced during the pandemic to preserve the stories of a dwindling group.
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Family reunion
A German cellist reunited over 30 members of a Jewish family — including some who didn’t know their grandparents’ Holocaust story
What began with the purchase of a building has led to a poignant journey for scores of Blach family members who are rediscovering their history.
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Ken Burns’ PBS documentary ‘The U.S. and The Holocaust’ asks hard questions about how Americans treated Jews and immigrants during wartime
Working with top historians, Burns and his co-directors cover some surprising territory in their retelling of the American response.
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Anne Berest
A mysterious postcard made French author Anne Berest confront her family’s Holocaust story
An award-winning bestseller tackles the tough questions French Jews are grappling with.
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