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Reading list #21: Stories of Survival

This is Reading List #21, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. WW2 podcast We Have Ways Of Making You Talk marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the end of January with an interview with Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. She was born in 1934 and was held, in the lastContinue Reading

Reading list #20: Survivors and Perpetrators of Ravensbrück

This is Reading List #20, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. The BBC reports on the story of women who worked as guards at Ravensbrück concentration camp, the infamous site in northern Germany in which female prisoners of the Nazis were held. The motivations of ordinary women whoContinue Reading

New books January 2021

A selection of books released in English about the Holocaust and related topics in January 2021. Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories – Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right by Dan Stone From the publisher, Routledge: This book contains essays on Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust by distinguished scholar Professor Dan Stone.Continue Reading

Mr Spock and the hero of the Holocaust

To coincide with Holocaust Reader’s recent interview with Nicholas Meyer, I wrote a Twitter thread about the unexpected connection between Star Trek’s Mr Spock and Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish Diplomat who used his position in Hungary in 1944 to issue papers allowing thousands of Jews to leave the country. The text and photos that madeContinue Reading

New books December 2020

A selection of new books on the Holocaust and related topics, published in December 2020. Lili: Lili Stern-Pohlmann in conversation with Anna Blasiak From the publisher, Holland House Books: The story of Lili Pohlmann’s childhood and survival. During the Second World War she was helped by many people, including a German woman working for theContinue Reading

New books November 2020

After a some time away, The Holocaust Reader returns with a news of new titles related to the Holocaust, published in the UK and US in October and November 2020. Invisible Ink: A Memoir by Guy Stern From the publisher, Wayne State University Press: Invisible Ink is the story of Guy Stern’s remarkable life. ThisContinue Reading

New books September 2020

A selection of new titles related to the Holocaust, published in the UK and US in September 2020. The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust by Rosie Whitehouse From the publisher, Hurst: One summer’s night in 1946, over 1,000 European Jews waited silently on an Italian beach to board a secretContinue Reading

Reading list #19: TikTokers and flypasts

This is Reading List #19, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. Wired investigates the trend for TikTok creators to feature Auschwitz in their so-called “point-of-view” videos. Teenage users have been roleplaying victims in videos that are part of a wider trend for content involving fictional scenarios. As WiredContinue Reading

Reading list #18: Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust

This is Reading List #18, a selection of recent Holocaust-related news stories and links from around the internet. The Times of Israel reports on the road trip undertaken around Lithuania undertaken by Efraim Zuroff and Ruta Vanagaite that resulted in the book Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust. Zuroff, well known as a Nazi-hunter, accompaniedContinue Reading