Books about the Shoah

-The distinction between the Holocaust’s meanings and its facts “highlights a central issue in the broader debate about what it is we remember on Holocaust Remembrance Day.� Some recent books present “a fierce challenge to the conventional meanings attached to the Holocaust.� (The Jewish Week)

-In a book “comprised of oral history and memory,� Mimi Schwartz examines her fathers village of Benheim to learn how German Christians and Jews interacted just before, and during, WWII. (JBooks)

-A new project seeks to “locate, digitize and present to the world thousands of as-yet unknown memoirs and diaries from� the Holocaust era, including material unpublished or printed in tiny print runs, just for family. (The Jerusalem Post)

-A new book “narratives of Jewish women during Holocaust and highlights their altruism and courage.� (Ynet)

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