January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day (chosen as the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp), a time to commemorate and honor the victims of one of the worst genocides in the entirety of human history. The ramifications of human evil displayed in the Holocaust changed the world’s understanding of and responses to genocides, and memory of this horror has influenced virtually all responses to genocides since, from Indonesia to Cambodia to Sudan to Bosnia.
This pivotal point in history has thus been the topic of significant vital scholarship, from those grappling to understand evil to those hoping to improve humanity’s moral bearing. IU East is a participant in this scholarly endeavor, with several upcoming events occurring on campus. February 2nd features speaker Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute. And on January 28th, WCTV will record an ‘IN Focus’ episode with IU East professor Dr. Daron Olson and Esther and Ed Davidson from the Holocaust Education Information Center of Indiana.
But studying the history and ramifications of the Holocaust isn’t just the job of other people, or some academics. It is all of our responsibility to learn from and understand the incalculable abuses and evils that plague our species so that we can better prevent and stand against them. And the library has plenty of resources of all types to facilitate that, from scholarly articles to videos.
And we have hundreds of books, both print and electronic, including titles like Wrestling With God: Jewish Responses During and After the Holocaust by Steven Katz, The Holocaust: a German historian Examines the Genocide by Wolfgang Benz, Social Theory After the Holocaust by Robert Fine, After the Holocaust: Rebuilding Jewish Lives in Postwar Germany by Michael Brenner, SS Thinking and the Holocaust by Andre Mineau, Holocaust Justice: The Battle for Restitution in America’s Courts by Michael Bazyler, and Holocaust Encyclopedia by Walter Laqueur.
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