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Library Resources

 

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Policy of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, New York:

All media housed in the Holocaust Resource Center Library is available free to schools in the Western New York area. Since the Holocaust Resource Center is a non-profit agency, if you do not pick up the media items, we would appreciate that you assume our costs of mailing media materials to you. All request for materials must be submitted on school letterhead with the signature of the responsible instructor. No materials will be sent to students.

All media may be borrowed for up to 3 weeks.

 

Other Resources Available

Holocaust Survivors are available to speak in area schools to grades 8-12 based on availability. Speakers should be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance. An honorarium for speaking engagements is requested. Testimonies of 19 Survivors can be found on our Web site. Survivor testimonies are also available on videotape from the HRC.

 

Book Boxes

The Holocaust Resource Center has book boxes that consist of approximately 35 - 40 carefully selected books recommended by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. They are available for loan with no charge to Western New York schools.

 

Six book boxes are appropriate for grades 6-12. These book boxes may be borrowed for 3 weeks at a time.

 

The Holocaust Resource Center also has available for loan 206 copies of the book Daniel’s Story (appropriate for grades 5-8), 50 copies of the following books: Night (appropriate for grades 10-12), The Cage, by Ruth Sender, The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank's Life, by Willy Lindwer, The Other Vitims by Ina Friedman and All But My Life, by Gerda Klein, which may be borrowed as classroom sets.


A Breakdown of our Resources

  • On-site Library of over 450 fiction, non-fiction and reference books for both adults and children. Whether you're looking for a particular book or want recommendations on a general topic, Contact us!
  • On-site collection of 150 videotapes on Holocaust topics, many of which were produced for use in the classroom.
  • On-site Archive of historical documents from the Holocaust era, including memorabilia donated by Survivors.
  • Vertical file of newspaper and magazine articles and clippings dealing with the Holocaust, from both current and past sources.
  • Curricula from around the country for public and religious schools on Teaching the Holocaust.

Our collection of books, videos and other media is broken down by the following subject headings:

1

Anne Frank

12

Liberators and Liberation

2

Art and Photography

13

Moral Choices

3

Anti-Semitism

14

Nazis

4

Children in the Holocaust

15

Obedience to Authority

5

Concentration Camps

16

Refugees

6

Crystal Night /Kristallnacht

17

Righteous Gentiles

7

Deportations

18

Resistance and Rescue

8

Europe Before the Holocaust

19

Revisionism

9

Genocide

20

Survivors and Second Generation

10

Ghettos

21

Trials of War Crimes

11

Holocaust (Overview)

22

Teaching the Holocaust

Resources are available for the public's use in our library. Contact us with any inquiries and to make arrangements to visit our facility.