The Holocaust, a genocidal event that happened in the midst of WWII and killed nearly 11 million people, including 6 million Jews, is likely the world’s preeminent example of evil. While there are a lot of movies and shows about it, as well as quite a bit of education given to children in classrooms, these are all “official” stories of the Holocaust and never really manage to tell you anything from an actual survivor’s perspective. There are, however, real Holocaust survivor books on the market you may want to read. Here are a couple of reasons to consider them.
Real, Unfiltered History
With Holocaust survivor books, you’re getting real firsthand information from people who suffered through this horrible event and fortunately made it out. However, most of their loved ones did not, and so these books explore tragedy and horror, love and loss, as well as conflicting emotions about survivor’s remorse. It gives people a real sense of history and how things were.
Schools Do Not Teach Them
Schools do teach a lot about WWII and the Holocaust, perhaps more than any other event. But schools do not teach these individual survivor stories, beyond famous stories like Anne Frank. There are so many more absolutely stunning stories that people may be interested in, and they can only be read through these survivor books.
The ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, located at www.zachorfoundation.org, has a lot of great literature for you to choose from.