Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

Two students from the Sassoli Promotion, Nina and Olivier, took the initiative to compile references (books, films, research) to delve deeper into the topic. 

Take a few minutes, reflect and remember this dark period of European history. 



  • If This Is a Man, by Primo Levi, is an autobiographical account of the author’s internment at Auschwitz.
  • Maus, by Artie Spiegelman - a comic book depicting the author’s interview of his father, Vladek, showing how the Holocaust lingers in collective memory. Jews are caricatured as mice, and Nazis as cats.
  • The Pope’s Jews, by Gordon Thomas, shows the Vatican’s efforts to save Jewish people.
  • Bloodlands, by Timothy Snyder, analyses the Holocaust within the context of mass violence in Eastern Europe, delineating how regional complexities of the 1930s and 40s shaped the genocide.
  • La Carte postale, by Anne Berest, traces the author’s efforts to reconstitute the deportation and murder of her family in Auschwitz.