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​State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda​​Image of the State of Deception logo.

Phoenix Public Library hosted a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum February 20 - June 1, 2014 at Burton Barr Central Library​.  "State of Deception" was a thought-provoking exploration of Nazi propaganda that challenged visitors to think critically about the messages we receive today. 

Learn More About the Holocaust

Library staff selected books - fiction, history and memoir - and movies to provide a richer context for the "State of Deception."  Choose from the lists below and learn more about the Holocaust, World War II and propaganda. 

Discussion Guides for Book Groups
Documentaries about the Holocaust
Fiction about the Holocaust
First Hand Accounts from the Holocaust
More about the Holocaust
Propaganda and World War II
The Holocaust on Film  

Collection of Holocaust Testimonies

Phoenix Public Library is privileged to have a collection of DVDs from the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive.  These DVDs record the testimonies of Holocaust survivors who live, or have lived, in the Phoenix area.  They were donated to the Library through the generosity of the Benjamin Goldberg Trust.  Explore these first hand accounts.

For more information about the Visual History Archive, visit the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.


Resources for Teachers

A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust