International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27th

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people, along with countless members of other minorities between 1933 and 1945 by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. January 27th was chosen to commemorate the date when the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945. Want to know more? Below are just some of the resources available to you from Arapahoe Libraries. 

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.” 

-Elie Wiesel in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on Dec. 10, 1986.

What Was the Holocaust?

The Holocaust

Courage To Dream: Tales Of Hope In The Holocaust

In the Garden of the Righteous

Run And Hide: How Jewish Youth Escaped The Holocaust

Auschwitz and the Holocaust


The U.S. and the Holocaust (This three-part series can also be viewed on Rocky Mountain PBS)

Five Chimneys

The Counterfeit Countess

The Lost

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ponary diary, 1941-1943 : a bystander's account of a mass murder / Kazimierz Sakowicz

The Diary of A Young Girl


Into the Arms of Strangers

The Death of Democracy

The Girl Who Sang: A Holocaust Memoir Of Hope And Survival

Remember My Story

Learn more about International Holocaust Remembrance Day.