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The Book Thief: The Book Thief

Books in our Library about the Holocaust

Germany and the Holocaust

"The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community." The American Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Markus Zusak