This activity provides a list of suggested books for activity organisers to choose from, guidelines on how to run your book club meeting and questions for discussion. It can be used by any Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) activity organiser including schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and workplaces.
This activity can take place in person, virtually, or as a mixture of approaches – whatever will suit the needs and aims of your group best. If you choose to have your discussion virtually over a platform such as Zoom, you may find the Community Security Trust’s advice on secure live streaming useful.
As the list of books is extensive and includes fiction and non-fiction, some groups may wish to read more than one title, comparing and contrasting both works. While all the books focus on genocide, they are written for a range of age groups - so we would always recommend you read the book you wish to select first, before assigning it to the group.
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