Americans and the Holocaust Exhibition Follow Up- More Information

Americans and the Holocaust banner: photo of Statue of Liberty

The Marshalltown Public Library was proud to host this traveling exhibition. We had an amazing turnout for events and people from all over came to visit the exhibition.

Here is a link to the tour itinerary. The tour continues through December 2023.

Visit the United Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website.

Check out this link for a video about antisemitism.

Video links available from UHMM supporting the exhibit.

Events hosted during the Exhibition

Denial movie poster

In 1993 Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books published `Denying the Holocaust’. Two years later the English author David Irving sued her for libel on the grounds that her book had ruined his once well-regarded career as an historian by accusing him of deliberately distorting historical facts. The resulting court case puts the onus on her legal team to prove that the Holocaust did indeed take place. Based on a true story.

The library has a copy of the DVD that can be checked out. Call or go online to check availability and/or place a hold.

Survivors Club

Michael Bornstein survived for seven months inside Auschwitz, where the average lifespan of a child was just two weeks, when he was just four years old. Six years after his liberation, he immigrated to the United States. Michael graduated from Fordham University, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for more than forty years. Now retired, Michael lives with his wife in New York City and speaks frequently to schools and other groups about his experiences in the Holocaust. He and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat co-authored the book “Survivor’s Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz”.

Here is a link to an interview with Michael and Debbie

The library has copies of the book that can be checked out. Call or go online to check availability and/or place a hold

Cover of 50 Children book

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, also known as To Save a Life is a 2013 documentary film written, produced, and directed by Steven Pressman. It was first shown on HBO in April 2013.

The film tells the story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish couple from Philadelphia who traveled to Nazi Germany in 1939 and, with the help of the B’rith Sholom fraternal organization, saved Jewish children in Vienna from likely death in the Holocaust by finding them new homes in Philadelphia. The Krauses were the grandparents of Pressman’s wife, Liz Perle, and the film is based on the manuscript of a memoir left behind by Eleanor Kraus when she died in 1989.

Copies of the book and documentary DVD are available at the library. Call or go online to check availability or place a hold.

List of juvenile books about the Holocaust. YouthHolocaustList.docx

List of teen books about the Holocaust. TeenHolocaustList.docx

 


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