Join the Scott County Public Library in recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. The United Nations General Assembly designated this date as the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor victims of the Holocaust.
Library patrons may join us for a special poetry reading presented by Scott County Public Library Assistant, Stephanie. She will be commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day in a recording which will be featured on the SCPL Facebook and YouTube page. Stephanie shares, “Poetry’s power to move, to remember, and to instruct is never more evident than when it focuses on events that transcend worlds. Take a moment and listen to the words commemorating one of the most heartbreaking moments in human history on this day.”
You may also learn more about the history of the Holocaust by discovering these titles and more at the Scott County Public Library.
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
The incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust, based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
From a small Hungarian town to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris to an unimaginable life in labor camps, this is the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.
Night by Elie Wiesel
Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man’s capacity for inhumanity to man.