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Our Adopt-A-Book Program
We need your help to remain the premier source of Holocaust and genocide education in Texas. Our “wish list” currently includes dozens of titles often requested by students and researchers of the Holocaust. Books high on our list have won the prestigious Jewish Book Council’s National Jewish Book Award or are published by the esteemed Oxford University Press and written by authoritative experts in the field.

Help place those titles on our shelves for future generations of readers and researchers.

For more information or to inquire about adopting other books or artifacts, please call 713-942-8000, ext. 121 or e-mail adoptabook@hmh.org.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a copy of the book I adopted?
No. Your book will remain in our library for use by future patrons and researchers for years to come.

Can more than one person adopt the same book?
No. Each book will be removed from the list once adopted.

Can I adopt more than one book or more than one copy of a book?
Certainly. Just add multiple selections to your list or change the quantities of the books you want to adopt.

Can I adopt in my own name?
Absolutely. Many patrons contribute individually to support the work of our library.

How long do books stay on the adoption list?
Until they are adopted or newer, more sought-after works are needed.

Will you send me a letter for tax purposes?
Yes. You will receive an e-mail confirmation (watch your spam filters to make sure it is not intercepted). You will also receive written confirmation within five to seven days of your adoption.

If I adopt a book in memory or honor of someone else, will they or their family be notified?
Yes. Just complete the “tribute” or “memorial” section of the adoption form to indicate the type of tribute or memorial and who should receive notification of your adoption. Notifications will be sent within five to seven days of your adoption.

What if I want to make my gift anonymously?
Just leave your name as the underwriter out of the text for your bookplate message when you complete the form (e.g. “This book is donated in honor or memory of….” instead of “This book is generously underwritten by….”)

How long can my bookplate message be?
Messages are generally limited to 15 words. If you need more, please call our library at 713-942-8000, ext. 110 or e-mail adoptabook@hmh.org

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Item: Jewish Identity in Western Pop Culture: The Holocaust and Trauma Through Modernity
Short Detail: This book looks at the post-Holocaust experience with emphasis on aspects of its impact on popular culture.
Donation Amount ($): 114.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Item: Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature
Short Detail: The "Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature" is devoted to modern literature produced in the German language, whether from Germany, Austria, Switzerland or writers using German in other countries.
Donation Amount ($): 102.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Item: Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts
Short Detail: Each of 38 ethnic conflicts is presented with a timeline and extensive essay covering the conflict's details, historical background, management and significance.
Donation Amount ($): 106.00
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Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Item: Dictionary of Antisemitism: From the Earliest Times to the Present
Short Detail: A comprehensive introduction discusses the definitions, causes and varieties of antisemitism, and the dictionary contains 2,500 entries ranging from Aaron of Lincoln to Zyklon.
Donation Amount ($): 132.00
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Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Item: Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust: Displaced Witnesses
Short Detail: In its rigorously researched analysis of Anglo-Jewish women writing the Holocaust, this book highlights the necessity of their inclusion in the evolving canon of modern British literature.
Donation Amount ($): 102.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Genocide in International Law
Short Detail: This second edition of the authoritative guide to the interpretation and application of genocide in international law reviews the drafting and interpretation of the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Donation Amount ($): 125.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Darfur and the Crime of Genocide
Short Detail: This book provides an up-to-date firsthand account of the genocide in Darfur. The data is based on a historically unprecedented million-dollar survey.
Donation Amount ($): 110.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Germany, 1945–1957
Short Detail: Margarete Myers Feinstein uses survivor memoirs and interviews, allowing the reader to "hear" the survivors' voices, focusing on the personal aspects of the transition to normalcy.
Donation Amount ($): 110.00
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: The Gacaca Courts, Post-Genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda
Short Detail: Dr. Clark argues that the Gacaca process has achieved remarkable results in terms of justice and reconciliation, although this has often come at a price, especially the re-traumatisation of many Rwandans who have participated firsthand in hearings.
Donation Amount ($): 130.00
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity
Short Detail: The Holocaust has been portrayed in fiction, film, memoirs and poetry. Gene Plunka's study will add to this chronicle with an examination of the theatre of the Holocaust.
Donation Amount ($): 120.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Roots of Hate: Anti-Semitism in Europe Before the Holocaust
Short Detail: William Brustein studies the evolution of the four principal roots of antisemitism — religious, racial, economic, and political — and demonstrates how these roots became ignited in the decades before the Holocaust.
Donation Amount ($): 110.00
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Staging the Holocaust: The Shoah in Drama and Performance
Short Detail: This book describes and analyzes theater productions performed in Israel, America, Poland, France, Italy and Germany that deal with the Holocaust.
Donation Amount ($): 125.00
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Item: Genocide and the Europeans
Short Detail: This book explores the European approach to genocide, reviewing government attitudes towards the negotiation and ratification of the 1948 Genocide Convention and analyzing responses to purported genocides since the end of the Second World War.
Donation Amount ($): 110.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Item: The Courts of Genocide
Short Detail: "The Courts of Genocide" focuses on the judicial response to the genocide in Rwanda in order to address the search for justice following mass atrocities.
Donation Amount ($): 155.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: Studies of the Holocaust: Lessons in Survivorship
Short Detail: Based on more than 100 interviews in nine U.S. locations, the book offers a powerful view of survivors’ hope, determination and resilience.
Donation Amount ($): 150.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: Collaboration with the Nazis
Short Detail: This book examines the changes in representing collaboration, during the Holocaust, especially in the destruction of European Jewry, in the public discourse and the historiography of various countries in Europe that were occupied.
Donation Amount ($): 150.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: The Holocaust Novel
Short Detail: The first comprehensive study of Holocaust literature as a major postwar literary genre, The Holocaust Novel provides an ideal student guide to the powerful and moving works written in response to this historical tragedy.
Donation Amount ($): 120.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: The Transformation of U.N. Conflict Management
Short Detail: This book examines how the UN failed to prevent or halt the Rwandan genocide.
Donation Amount ($): 155.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: After Eichmann
Short Detail: In 1961, Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Jerusalem for his part in the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Europe’s Jews.
Donation Amount ($): 170.00
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust
Short Detail: This book is the first to provide a cognitive analysis of the function of biological/medical metaphors in National Socialist racist ideology and their background in historical traditions of Western political theory.
Donation Amount ($): 150.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: Late Ottoman Genocides
Short Detail: "Late Ottoman Genocides" documents the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and Young Turkish population and extermination policies.
Donation Amount ($): 140.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: Surviving the Holocaust
Short Detail: Surviving the Holocaust is a compelling sociological account of two brothers who survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Donation Amount ($): 155.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust
Short Detail: The graphic history of the Nazi attempt to destroy the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 333 detailed maps.
Donation Amount ($): 145.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: German-Jewish Popular Culture before the Holocaust: Kafka's Kitsch
Short Detail: "German-Jewish Popular Culture Before the Holocaust" addresses many of the genres in which a specifically German-Jewish identity was performed.
Donation Amount ($): 170.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: The Origins of Genocide
Short Detail: This book offers for the first time a critical assessment not only of Raphael Lemkin's influence on international law but also on historical analysis of mass murders.
Donation Amount ($): 170.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Routledge
Item: Genocidal Crimes
Short Detail: Through application of a number of criminological theories to various elements of genocide Alex Alvarez presents a comprehensive analysis of this particular crime.
Donation Amount ($): 155.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Item: Genocide and Political Groups
Short Detail: Genocide and Political Groups provides a comprehensive examination of the crime of genocide in connection with political groups.
Donation Amount ($): 185.00
Quantity: 1
   
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Item: The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies
Short Detail: "The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies" is the first book to subject both genocide and the young discipline it has spawned to systematic, in-depth investigation.
Donation Amount ($): 180.00
Quantity: 1
   
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