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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.

Call Number: Oversize 365.45 K629g Title: Gulag: Life and Death Inside the Soviet Concentration Camps Author: Tomasz Kizny

Call Number: 305.892 W322o Title: On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War Author: Bernard Wasserstein

Call Number: 909.08 C753r Title: Reflections on a Ravaged Century Author: Robert Conquest

Call Number: 940.53 G878g Title: Golden Harvest Author: Jan Tomasz Gross

Call Number: 940.53 J597 Title: Jews in Nazi Berlin: From Kristallnacht to Liberation Editors: Beate Meyer, Hermann Simon, and Chana Schutz

Call Number: 940.53 S345p Title: The Promise Authors: Eva Schloss and Barbara Powers

Call Number: 940.53 W361 Title: We Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, The Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezin Authors: Marie Rut Krizkova, Kurt Jiri Kotouc, and Zdenek Ornest

Call Number: 940.531 F499gh Title: The Holocaust Industry: Reflections and on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering Author: Norman G. Finkelstein

Call Number: 943.086 E928t Title: The Third Reich in History and Memory Author: Richard J. Evans

Call Number: 967.571 K236i Title: Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story….And Why it Matters Today Authors: Edouard Kaythura and Kerry Aukus

Thaler in Iowa City

Call Number: 943 F529h Title: The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust Author: Klaus P. Fischer

Call Number: 956.62 A313s Title: A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility Author: Taner Akcam

On Topic But Not From Thaler

Call Number: CL 943.0086 F853w Title: We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Author: Russell Freedman

Call Number: 341.6 M153n Title: Nazis After Hitler: How Perpetrators of the Holocaust Cheated Justice and Truth Author: Donald M. McKale

Find Lists From Previous Years

The donations started before these lists, but we started doing blog posts of lists in 2011.

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