The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program staff is available to work with educators and librarians in a host of different ways to help support teaching the Holocaust and bringing our books and films into the classroom.

  •  Order our books free of charge for your classroom
  •  Show one or more of the Azrieli Series Short Films
  • Invite us to conduct teaching workshops at conferences or professional development days – in addition to the books and films, we can discuss the ways that our books may fit into your curriculum guidelines for a range of courses such as Holocaust history, history of World War II, civics, social justice, genocide studies, immigration, language arts and memoir writing.
  • Download Thematic Questions to accompany our books into your discussion of the Holocaust and immigration to Canada here.  [PDF, 850kb]
  • To receive a free resource package that includes our 5 most recent titles, a DVD or download link for the 5 short films, a full catalogue of our titles and sample lesson questions, please send an email to resources@azrielifoundation.org

Note To Educators

Due to the traumatic and often horrific experiences that the authors of the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs are writing about, and the extremely diffcult circumstances in which they found themselves during the years of Nazi domination in Europe, some of the books in the series contain sensitive material. The complex and sometimes delicate issues raised in the survivors’ accounts are not only restricted to their encounters with brutality and violence – there are as many facets to their experiences as there are survivors. It is the policy of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program not to excise these passages – our policy is to maintain the integrity of the survivors’ accounts and to publish them as written, editing only for clarity and editorial consistency.

While many of the Azrieli memoirs are suitable for readers age 14+, the series as a whole is intended for senior high school and adult readers.

We strongly urge teachers who wish to use the books in the classroom to exercise their own best judgment and discretion in deciding which titles are appropriate for their students.