10 Essential Books About the Holocaust That You Didn’t Read in Class

We’re observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day with 10 books that probably weren’t part of your history syllabus.

Today, January 27, marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. As with any historical event that you yourself did not bear witness to, it’s all too easy to think of the Holocaust in terms of history lectures. But these 10 books provide personal perspectives into the realities of the Holocaust and will all leave you more rattled and informed than a textbook ever could.

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