We have compiled a list of resources and links to books to help you understand why the MOTL is so important today:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia
An online encyclopedia that allows you to enter terms and learn more about specific topics through articles, images, maps and more.
A comprehensive guide to worldwide Holocaust resources, including links to online resources, databases and e-learning tools.
Video of 1939 Poland Jews
A compelling 4-minute video of Polish Jewish Life in 1939, just a few short months prior to the Nazi invasion. As the narrator mentions, it depicts a “very vivid [Polish Jewish] life that was destroyed.”
Always Good With a Needle (available through Amazon)
In her teens and twenties, Ms. Freidenreich Kempner of Radom, Poland struggled to survive and safeguard her family under the torments of Nazi rule. Ultimately, after narrowly escaping death in a series of labor and death camps including the infamous Auschwitz, only she and her younger sister were destined to survive, blessed with the opportunity to begin life again in a new land.
The Last Jews of Kalisz: David Kempner’s Story of Tragedy and Triumph (available through Amazon)
In 1939, 34% of Kalisz, Poland’s population was Jewish. Six years later, 90 percent of these 27,000 men, women and children were no longer alive, murdered by the Nazis and their Polish henchmen. David Kempner was the only one of his Kalisz family to survive those terrible years, to build a new life in America and serve as an eyewitness to history.