Books About the Holocaust.

So today is pretty historic for Britain. Today we will decide whether to leave or remain in the European Union.

I’m worried. I hope common sense will win through, but hey, nothing motivates like xenophobia, right? I genuinely believe if we leave the EU, the next step will be to put a system in place to ‘send all the foreigners back’ and then we’ll be well on our way to the dawning of a new Holocaust.

I sound like a drama queen, I know. But if you went back in time to warn people about the Holocaust, do you really think they’d believe you?

I’m not going to get into all the different issues surrounding the referendum, because this isn’t a political blog. But I thought I’d mention a few books with a really strong message about the Holocaust. I think it’s so important to read up on and learn from all areas of history, and I don’t really think it’s possible to read these books and not come out with a deep hatred for racism and intolerance.


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.

I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve still only read about two-thirds of this, but what I have read was deeply affecting.

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The Diverse Books Tag.

Thanks so much to Izzi at The Ravenclaw Book Club for tagging me!

Lately, I’ve been trying to read more diverse books. I feel like I’m stuck in a Western bubble and I need to sort this out. I’m embarrassed by how much I had to Google books for this tag.

THE RULES.

The Diverse Books Tag is a bit like a scavenger hunt. I will task you to find a book that fits a specific criteria and you will have to show us a book you have read or want to read. If you can’t think of a book that fits the specific category, then I encourage you to go look for one. A quick Google search will provide you with many books that will fit the bill. (Also, Goodreads lists are your friends.) Find one you are genuinely interested in reading and move on to the next category.

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