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The Thaler Fund donates money for books about the Holocaust to the Kirkwood Community College Library, other local libraries, and brings in speakers for public events.  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. We don’t have any from there this year yet, but I want to go ahead and recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day by posting this now.

On Topic But Not From Thaler

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance by Anders Rydell, Call Number: 027.04 R992b

From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler’s Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation by Steve Ross, Call Number: 940.53 R826f

From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen, Call Number: 940.53 N188f

The Hidden Life of Otto Frank by Carol Anne Lee, Call Number: 940.53 L477h

The Holocaust: A New History by Laurence Rees, Call Number: 940.53 R328h

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis, Call Number: 956.94 G661i

The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer

The Rise of Fascism: History, Documents, and Key Questions by Patrick G. Zander, Call Number: 320.53 Z27r

The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers, Call Number: 833.912 S454s

Survivors Club: The Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very young Prisoner of Auschwitz, Call Number: CL 940.53 B736s

Triumph Over Destiny by Peladija Woodson-Diers, Call Number: 940.53 W898t
NOTE: A self-published story of how a German family is driven by war to Olewein, Iowa.

Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes, Call Number: 940.53

Related Topics

Scorch’s Earth: Stalin’s Reign of Terror by Jorg Baberowski, Call Number: 947.084 B113s

The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell, Call Number: 940.53 R964t

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