Library: SHOAH Exhibit

SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible?
The Holocaust was an unprecedented genocide, total and systematic, perpetrated in Europe from 1933 to 1945, by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish people from the face of the Earth.

The exhibition deals with major historical aspects of the Holocaust, beginning with Jewish life in Pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps across the continent and the remarkable return to life of the survivors.

The panels feature explanatory texts, interspersed with personal stories of the victims, quotes, original photographs and images of relevant artifacts.

SHOAH Exhibit - April 1- 30, 2021

The Central Database of SHOAH Victims’ Names.

Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
Established in 1953 by an act of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is entrusted with the task of commemorating, documenting, researching and educating about the Holocaust: remembering the six million Jews murdered by the German Nazis and their collaborators, the destroyed Jewish communities, and the ghetto and resistance fighters; and honoring the Righteous Among the Nations who risked their lives to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Yad Vashem encompasses 45 acres on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem and is comprised of various museums, research and education centers, monuments and memorials. Among these are the Museum Complex, the Hall of Remembrance, the Valley of the Communities and the Children’s Memorial.

Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald- The Movie
Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald tells the story of four men who were imprisoned by the Nazis, as boys, at the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp. Sixty-five years later they return to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of their liberation.

MCCC Kinderblock: 66 Return to Buchenwald Interview by Edmund La Clair
Monroe County Community College Library presents Kinderblock: 66 Return to Buchenwald Interview with Dr. Kenneth Waltzer and Steve Moskovic Conducted by MCCC Professor Edmund La Clair

2021 Days of Remembrance Commemoration VIRTUAL EVENT
April 8, 2021 11:00am
What Is Days of Remembrance? The US Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The Museum leads the nation in observing Days of Remembrance and encourages observances throughout the United States.

MCCC Sponsored Self-Guided Field Trip:

  • MCCC Foundation is sponsoring a self-guided field trip to HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER ZEKELMAN FAMILY CAMPUS located in Farmington Hills.

  • Current MCCC students many pick up their admittance ticket to the: HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER ZEKELMAN FAMILY CAMPUS at the Library Circulation desk 8:00am-9:00pm Monday Thursday.

  • The HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER highly recommends that you are going as a group of 5 that you call 248-553-2400 ahead and reserve a day and time.

**Limit one ticket per student. Additional tickets may be purchased online or at the facility.

2021 Art & Writing Competition | Holocaust Memorial Center
The Kappy Family Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel Night Art & Writing Competitions seek to educate students about the Holocaust, engage them through Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel’s profound stories, and empower them to move from thought to action using creative expression.

Middle School Students:
High School Students:

  • Entry Deadline: April 16, 2021
  • Virtual Award Ceremony: June 16, 2021
  • Categories: Poetry | Prose | 2D Art | 3D Art

Further Research:
To learn more about the Holocaust and its victims please visit the following sites:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Our Story - Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Testimonies. The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, which are comprised of over 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. Testimonies were produced in cooperation with thirty-six affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel, and each project maintains a duplicate collection of locally recorded videotapes.


A special thanks to the Monroe County Community College Foundation who provided a generous Enhancement Grant making this programming possible.