Included on this page are resources about the liberation of concentration camp survivors.

Print Resources:

Ackerman, Diane
D804.66.Z33 A25 2007 Check Availability
Zookeeper's Wife
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devoted Warsaw--and r=the exit's zoo with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages.

Hoffman, Betty N.
D804.195.H64 2012 Check availability
Liberation: Stories of Survival from the Holocaust (The Holocaust Through Primary Sources)
Gr. 6 & Up
"Discusses the liberation of Europe and the aftermath of the Holocaust..."--Publisher

Moorehead, Caroline
DS135.F85 L435 2014b Check Availability
Village of Secrets
During the Second World War, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and its parishes saved thousands wanted by Gestapo: resisters, Freemasons, communists, and, above all, Jews, many of them orphans whose parents had been deported to concentration camps.

Oliner, Samuel and Pearl
Call # Check availability
The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe
What led ordinary men and women to risk their lives on behalf of others? A study of the rescuers of those imprisoned in the concentration camps in Europe.

Rubin, Susan Goldman
D805.5.M38 R83 2005 Check availability
The Flag with Fifty-six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of Mauthausen
Gr. 3-5
Offers an inspiring story about a group of Mauthausen concentration camp survivors who made a U.S. flag as a token of gratitude for their liberators.
This website contains a curriculum guide for the book including themes, discussion questions, and activities.

Zelizer, Barbie
D804.32.Z45 1998 Check Availability
Remembering to Forget
"Barbie Zelizer reveals the unique significance of the concentration camp photographs while being mindful of Leon Wieseltier's call to be strangers to these images." -Jackie

Audiovisual Resources:

Mirimax Films and Alliance Atlantis and Citadel Entertainment Production
PN1992.63.H38 2005 Check availability
Rated: PG-13
Ruth Gruber, an American journalist helps escort nearly 1,000 Jews from a Nazi concentration camp.
Run time: 190 minutes

Holocaust: The Liberation of Auschwitz
Chronos U.K. and Artsmagic DVD
D805.5.A96 H65 2005 Check availability
Not Rated
Film footage, taken by Soviet photographer Alexander Vorontsov, of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz.
Run time: 53 minutes

Moriah Films
D743.L513 2007 Check availability
Not Rated
Using archival footage, contemporary radio broadcasts and enthralling first-person accounts, Liberation recreates the heady atmosphere of Europe emerging from Nazi domination.
Run time: 100 minutes

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