Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember, reflect and learn from the past and realise that genocide does not take place on its own, but is a steady process which can start if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has created a list of books especially written for young people that deal with the subject of the Holocaust. They include the Morris Gleitzman series ‘Once’ ‘Now’, ‘Then’ and ‘After’; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. All of these books and more are available to borrow from the Discovery Library. For the full book list go to http://hmd.org.uk/resources/books-young-people.
To find out more about the Holocaust, visit The Holocaust Memorial Day trust website.