International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022

Universal Human Rights Month

This image was created by artist Michal Eidin for the MSU Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel, and reflects the important work that Spartans are doing every day to honor the legacy and history of the Jewish community.

This month, we celebrate “International Holocaust Remembrance Day" on January 27th. International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the millions of Holocaust victims and enjoins individuals to promote programs to prevent further genocides.


Diversity Champion

Diversity Champion
Dr. Amy Simon

Dr. Amy Simon is an Assistant Professor in MSU's History Department. Dr. Simon is a scholar of Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History. She exemplifies efforts to remember the impact of the Holocaust on today’s world.

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Diversity Torch

Diversity Torch
Jordan D. Robinson

Jordan D. Robinson is a fourth-year MSU undergraduate majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Community Governance and Advocacy in the College of Social Science. He has minors in Jewish Studies, Leadership of Organizations, and Sociology. We are recognizing him for his leadership in Jewish student organizing and in combating antisemitism on MSU's campus.

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Diversity Spotlight

Diversity Spotlight
Ms. Micaela Procopio

Ms. Micaela Procopio graduated with a B.A. in History and a minor in Jewish Studies from MSU. She is a Holocaust educator who works to create dialogue around Holocaust history and combating antisemitism.

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Additional Resources

  • Diaries and Memoirs
    • Delbo, Charlotte. Auschwitz and After, 1995 

    • Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz. 

    • Karski, Jan. Story of a Secret State, 2014.

    • Lewin, Abraham. A Cup of Tears: A Diary of the Warsaw Ghetto, 1988. 

    • Ringelblum, Emanuel. Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto: The Journal of Emmanuel Ringelblum, 1974. 

    • Sierakowiak, Dawid. The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak 

  • Academic Textbooks
    • Bergen, Doris. War and Genocide, 3rd edition. Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

    • Friedlander, Saul. Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945, Abridged Edition. Harper Perennial, 2009.

    • Hayes, Peter. Why? Explaining the Holocaust. W.W. Norton, 2018.

    • Ofer, Dalia, ed. Women in the Holocaust. Yale University Press, 2012.

  • Academic Monographs
    • Kassow, Samuel. Who Will Write Our History? Vintage, 2009.

    • Bartov, Omer. Anatomy of a Genocide. Simon and Schuster, 2019.

    • Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men. Harper Perennial, revised version, 2017.

    • Fulbrook, Mary. A Small Town Near Auschwitz. OUP, 2013.

    • Gross, Jan. Neighbors. Penguin, 2002.

  • Films
    • Conspiracy

    • The Grey Zone

    • Schindler's List

    • The Pianist

    • The Photographer

    • Night and Fog

    • Shoah

    • Defiance

    • Denial