Diaries, memoirs, & documented stories of Holocaust survivors from the collections of the James P. Adams Library. Accounts by or collected from adults, teenagers, and young children as well as sources for research and objects for reflection are included.
accounts of tragedies are both moving and necessary. We must know the truth of what happens;
causes, effects, the impacts, whatever “meaning” there is to be gleaned from
reflection and analysis.
an overview, regardless of its excellence, must be reinforced by a microview—
What happened in the details?....
were betrayed by neighbors, robbed, beaten, removed from their sources of work,
deported, starved, tortured, murdered—and still some survived.”
James Cargas, Professor of English emeritus, Webster University
known scholar of Holocaust literature
[from the Foreword of Sisters in
Sorrow: voices of care in the Holocaust]