Librarian: Cindy Levine

Introduction

The NCSU Libraries has strong collections of materials related to the Holocaust, thanks in large part to the legacy of Larry Rudner, an acclaimed author and associate professor of English at NC State from 1978 until his death in 1995. Throughout his career, Rudner studied Holocaust stories and history, which he shared in his teaching and transformed into fiction. His family and colleagues established the Lawrence S. Rudner Holocaust Memorial Collection in the NCSU Libraries, an endowment that supports the purchase of Holocaust-related items. Additional Judaica and Hebraica materials have been acquired in honor and memory of other family members and friends, including Holocaust survivors, thanks to an endowment nurtured by relatives, friends, and colleagues, with grant support from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation of New York. (See: article by Anna Dahlstein in the NCSU Libraries Focus Online) These collections are used in many research and teaching contexts, including NCSU courses on the Holocaust in History, Literature, Film Studies, and other disciplines.

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"I could go on for hours about all the suffering the war has brought, but then I would only make myself more dejected. There is nothing we can do but wait as calmly as we can till the misery comes to an end. Jews and Christians wait, the whole earth waits; and there are many who wait for death." Wednesday, 13 January, 1943, pg. 48
- Anne Frank