April Book Challenge 🌸24
#ampersandapril17- Way: Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. There are so many ways Jewish people and other groups (Romani, Jehovah's Witnesses, gays and lesbians, and POWs among others) have told their stories about this horrific era. They have spoken in diaries, photographs, personal documents, conferences, school assemblies, the list goes on and on. These people and their memories should be known to future generations so we can spark discussion, educate ourselves, and prevent another destructive event like the Holocaust from happening.
#aprilbookstagram - Set in Another Country: The Diary of a Young Girl and The Diary of Peter Gina originate from Europe, namely The Netherlands and Prague. They are both insightful testimonies of two Jewish youths living during the Holocaust, while in hiding or not. After the Holocaust discusses the aftermath as well as the lives of Jewish and non-Jewish people healing after such a evil time period.
#bookishaprilshowers - Book Tower: It's more like a pile than a tower, but oh well.
The flier on the top was an event my local library held for the opening of a Holocaust exhibit four years ago. Lots of school groups were there, I think I was among several people who attended out of personal interest. A Holocaust survivor, Elane Geller, spoke at the event and told us about her experiences. She was a young child when she was put in a concentration camp, and I remember her saying that she ate toothpaste at one point to survive. After the exhibit opened, I went up to her and said hi. She asked me if I was with a school group, and I said no, I came here to learn more about the Holocaust. I'll never forget: her eyes lit up, she said "Wow, give me a hug!" and she hugged me! The whole experience was very humbling for me. I still can't believe I actually met a Holocaust survivor! ☺️
❓of the day: What Holocaust documents have you read?
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