Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Days of Remembrance - spotlight on blogs.

"Remembrance obligates us not only to memorialize those who were killed in the Holocaust but also to reflect on what could have been done to save them. An engaged citizenry that embraces the power of the individual to make a difference is the frontline defense for strong, just societies. What we do—or choose not to do—matters." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Today is another day in a series of Days of Remembrance commemorating Holocaust and organized by United Holocaust Memorial Museum. In this post I would like to spotlight some of my and other bloggers' posts that either mention this event or talk about books about the Nazi atrocitites.

1. My review of A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal - a memoir of a boy who survived a Jewish ghetto, Auschwitz and two other camps and lives to tell his story.

2. Several months ago I also wrote a post with quotes from Medallions by Zofia Nalkowska, a Polish writer and journalist who put together stories of people who lived through the genocide and WWII.

3. Softrdrink from Fizzy Thoughts wrote a post in which you can find out interesting facts about the origin of a word 'genocide' as well as read her review of The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

4. Amy from My Friend Amy also wrote a piece mentioning Days of Remembrance and relevantly writing about The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister. The Questions and Answers part is great, make sure you check it out.

5. Devourer of Books also has a great review of A Lucky Child and RAnn from This That and the Other Thing reviews A Lucky Child and gives aways 5 copies of this book. Make sure you hurry up because it ends on April 24th.

6. Anna from Diary of an Eccentric and Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit have a separate blog set up for War Through Generations where they host WWII reading challenge. There are a lot of links to awesome reviews on WWII there.

Okay, that's it from me for now. And all I ask you, dear reader is: Please, Remember.