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In honor of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland (Jan. 27, 1945), here is this year’s selection from the Thaler Fund.

Every year the Thaler Fund donates money for books about the Holocaust to the Kirkwood Community College Library.  This is a local fund managed by the Temple Judah of Cedar Rapids. According to their website the Thaler fund was created and endowed by Dr. David and Joan Thaler: “to keep alive the memory of the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust and to combat the propaganda of those who deny that the Holocaust ever happened by supporting a continuing course of study about the Holocaust at Coe College, Mount Mercy College and Kirkwood Community College. The fund also brings Yom Hashoah speakers to Cedar Rapids each year.” Here are this year’s selections:

  • Call Number: 305.892 H477h Title: The Holocaust and Antisemitism: A Short History Author: Jocelyn Hellig
  • Call Number: 940.43 W232w Title: Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice Author: Guy Walters
  • Call Number: 940.53 B344r Title: Rethinking the Holocaust Author: Yehuda Bauer
  • Call Number: 940.53 S443j Title: Journal 1935-1944: The Fascist Years Author: Mihail Sebastian
  • Call Number: 940.531 477m Title: Masters of Death: The SS-einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust Author: Richard Rhodes
  • Call Number: 940.541 W362s Title: The SS: A New History Author: Adrian Weale
  • Call Number: 943.086 H675s Title: Hitler’s Face: The Biography of an Image Author: Claudia Schmolders, Translated by Claudia Schmolders
  • Call Number: 943.086 O968t Title: The Third Reich: A Chronicle Author: Richard Overy
  • Call Number: 947.084 R128s Title: The Soviet Image: A Hundred Years of Photographs from Inside the TASS Archives Author: Peter Radetsky
  • Call Number: 947.084 S782r Title: Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed For Him Author: Donald Rayfield
  • Call Number: 947.4 E964e Title: Experiencing Totalitarianism: The Invasion and Occupation of Latvia By the USSR and the Nazi Germany, 1939-1991: A Documentary History Editor: Andrejs Plakans
  • Call Number: 967.571 B261e Title: Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda Author: Michael Barnett
  • Call Number: 967.571 K124s Title: The Shallow Graves of Rwanda Author: Shaharyar M. Khan

On topic, but not from Thaler

Call Number: 940.531 1134i Title: I Have Lived a Thousand Year: Growing Up in the Holocaust Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson

Call Number: 940.533 M825v Title: Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France Author: Caroline Moorehead

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