The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst is proud to present its newly cataloged library.
Containing over two thousand books that line the walls of the IHGMS, this collection contains a wealth of knowledge encompassing different literary genres, academic fields, and world languages. Over the course of the last academic year, graduate student Maya González from the History Department and IHGMS Administrative Coordinator Maypaz Goldstein undertook the project of cataloging each book in the library and curating a collection to express the mission of the Institute and to recognize the generous donors to the library. This newly updated and organized collection contains interdisciplinary works on the Holocaust in history and memory, genocide, antisemitism, the Third Reich and World War II, theology, transitional justice, race in the United States, memory studies, terrorism, the history of Israel and Palestine, and more.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this library reflects the broad intellectual interests of the Institute and will continue to help in the academic and scholarly activities of the IHGMS. Special thanks to Schoen Books, Estate of Gaston Schmir, Helen Fein, Herbert and Elsa Roth, James Young, Julius Lester z"l, and Sol Berg z"l.