Recommended Resources

New at the Ekstein Resource Library for April 2016:

Lessons of the Holocaust by Michael R. Marrus, 2016.

Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.

The archive thief: the man who salvaged French Jewish history in the wake of the Holocaust by Lisa Moses Leff, 2015.

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski stole tens of thousands of documents from France and sold them to libraries in the United States.

In the land of armadillos: stories by Helen Maryles Shankman, 2016

A radiant debut collection of linked stories from a two-time Pushcart nominee set in the German-occupied town of Wlodawa, Poland, where mythic tales of Jewish folklore meet the real-life monsters of the Nazi invasion.

New at the Ekstein Resource Library for Feburary 2016:

Anna library“Born survivors : three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope” by Wendy Holden, 2015.

Relates the true account of three pregnant women who met in Auschwitz, where they concealed their pregnancies from infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele and fought for their survival as well as the survival of their newborns as they embarked on a treacherous journey to freedom.

“The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior : a history of Canadian Internment Camp R” by Ernest Robert Zimmermann, 2015.

For 18 months during World War II, the Canadian military interned 1,145 prisoners of war in Red Rock, Ontario (about 100 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay) that held a German prisoners: Nazis, anti-Nazis, Jews, soldiers, merchant seamen, and refugees whom Britain feared might comprise Hitler's rumoured "fifth column" of alien enemies residing within the Commonwealth.

“Fugitive Colors : a novel”, by Lisa Barr, 2013.

Julian Klein, a young American artist, whose journey takes him and his friends from Paris to Berlin, where the Nazis are embarking on a relentless mission to destroy the avant-garde, particularly German Expressionism. Julian – an artist turned unlikely spy – is suddenly faced with ultimate challenge: how far would he go to protect art?