The Holocaust Center has several sets of books available for teachers to borrow. Each set includes 35 copies of a particular title, a teacher guide, and a related DVD.
Classroom sets are loaned for 4 weeks at a time and will be sent to the school. See Dates Available and Request a Classroom Set
Shipping and Handling:
Washington State - If the school is in Washington State, there is no charge for shipping.
Outside of Washington State - School will be responsible for roundtrip shipping via FedEx Ground. Classroom sets weigh approximately 30 pounds. Please go to www.fedex.com to estimate your shipping costs. Handling fees will be added separately.
Goldstein, Phyllis. A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves, 2012. This comprehensive history chronicles the existence of antisemitism in the world from 600 CE to the modern day. Sheds valuable light on the perpetuation of a dangerous prejudice. More info to come! Recommended for 9th grade and up. Non-fiction.
Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. New York: Yearling Book, 1989.
A story of a young Danish girl who must find remarkable courage to save her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Set is accompanied by a teacher guide and "Miracle at Midnight" DVD (1998). Recommended for 5th grade and up. Fiction.
Levine, Karen. Hana's Suitcase. Illinois: Albert Whitman & Co., 2003.
Concerned that Japanese children would never learn about the Holocaust, Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Tokyo Holocaust Education Center in Japan, wanted tangible evidence. She appealed to the Auschwitz Museum in Poland to loan her a few artifacts, and she received a battered suitcase with the name “Hanna Brady” written on it. Hana’s Suitcase alternates between Fumiko’s and her students’ quest to find clues to Hana’s life, and Hana’s own story. Set is accompanied by "Inside Hana's Suitcase" DVD (2010). Recommended for 5th grade and up. Non-fiction.
Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. Eds. Otto H Frank. and Mirjam Pressler. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.
The diary of a young girl through the darkest times in our history. In her diary Anne documents her two years in hiding, her first love, and her secrets. Set is accompanied by a teacher guide and "Short Life of Anne Frank" DVD (produced by the Anne Frank Center Amsterdam). Recommended for 6th grade and up. Non-fiction.
Weissmann-Klein, Gerda. All But My Life. New York: Hill and Wang, 1957.
A classic of Holocaust literature, this is the story of a young woman's three years as a slave laborer of the Nazis and a three month forced winter march from Germany to Czechoslovakia that ends in a miraculous liberation. The ultimate lesson in humanity, hope and friendship. Set is accompanied by a teacher guide and "One Survivor Remembers"DVD (1995). DVD features Gerda Weissmann-Klein's story. Recommended for 7th grade and up. Non-fiction.
Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Bantam Books, 1960.
A memoir that traces the life of the author at the age of 15 through his year spent in four concentration camps. The author writes as a pious teenager racked with guilt at having survived while his family did not. Set is accompanied by teacher guide and "Oprah and Elie Wiesel Return to Auschwitz" DVD. DVD features Oprah's visit to Auschwitz with Elie Wiesel. Recommended for 9th grade and up. Non-fiction.