Washoe County Library logo

Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life

March 1 - April 30, 2017, Northwest Reno Library

Hélène Berr was a young Jewish French woman whose future was cut short by the Vichy government’s laws, and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis.

This exhibit is based on her journal, composed between 1942-1944. During that time, Berr wrote in her journal every day, alternating between hope and despair, until she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz.

The exhibit follows her steps through Paris under the German occupation and goes beyond the framework of the journal as it broadens the context of the occupation and addresses the persecution of the Jews in France.

We invite you to experience the exhibit at the Northwest Reno Library during open hours from March 1 through April 30, and to join us for 2 months of related programming. In the meantime, place a hold on The Journal of Hélène Berr or explore more library resources on the Holocaust

  • Reservations are suggested for the opening reception on Thursday, March 9, featuring speakers Jeff Scott (Washoe County Library Director), Naomi Duerr (Reno City Council), Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens (Consul General of France in San Francisco), and Jacques Fredj (Executive Director of Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France). Reserve your seat.
  • Reservations are required for the Teachers' Holocaust Workshop on Saturday, March 11. Educator credit for this program will be contingent upon attendance at the workshop in its entirety. Reserve your seat.

This exhibition was designed, created, and distributed by Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France (curators Karen Taieb and Sophie Nagiscarde), with the guidance of Mariette Job (niece of Hélène Berr), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.

The exhibit and programs are made possible in part through the support of the Consolate General of France in San Francisco, the Embassy of France in the United States, Washoe County, Washoe County Library System, Friends of Washoe County Library, the David J. Drakulich Foundation for Freedom of Expression, SNCF, Mémorial de la Shoah, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center.

Memorial de la ShoahUnited States Holocaust Memorial MuseumConsulate General of France in the United StatesDavid J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression

The Embassy of FranceSperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource CenterFriends of Washoe County LibrarySNCF

Print

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

Sleep Like A Baby

Charlaine Harris

Holly and Ivy

Fern Michaels

Degrade and Destroy

Michael R. Gordon

Why Buddhism is True

Robert Wright

The Odyssey of Echo COmpany

Doug Stanton

An Echo of Murder

Anne Perry

The Romanov Ransom

Clive Cussler

A Column of Fire

Ken Follett

Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

Yolanda Hadid

Secrets in Death

J.D. Robb

The Right Time

Danielle STeel

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

Kill The Heroes

David Thurlo

Don't Let Go

Harlan Coben

Y Is For...

Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire

T. Jefferson Parker

Charlatans

Robin Cook

Without Fear or Favor

Robert K. Tananbaum

Seeing Red

Sandra Brown

I Know A Secret

Tess Gerritsen

Exposed

Lisa Scottoline

The Store

James Patterson

The Paris Spy

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Color of Fear

Marcia Muller

Barely Legal

Stuart Woods

Any Dream Will Do

Debbie Macomber

The Dolls

James Patterson

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

Rhys Bowen

Crime Scene

Jonathan Kellerman

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

Deadfall

Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris

Blame

Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Wired

Julie Garwood

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

Mark R. Levin

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

Sycamore

Bryn Chancellor

Since We Fell

Dennis Lehane

Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore

The Leavers

Lisa Ko

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Heil DeGrasse Tyson

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

David Perlmutter

We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

Beartown

Frederik Backman

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

The Stars are Fire

Anita Shreve

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files

Sylvain Neuvel

A Twist in Time

Julie McElwain

Miss You

Kate Eberlen

The Women in the Castle

Jessica Shattuck

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

Bill O'Reilly

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

The Wanderers

Meg Howrey

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

Eggshells

Caitriona Lally

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

Say Nothing

Brad Parks

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Setting Free the Kites

Alex George

A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Gilded Cage

Vic James

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Jennifer Ryan

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Garden of Lamentations

Deborah Crombie

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

All Our Wrong Todays

Elan Mastai

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

Wired to Eat

Robb Wolf

Joy the Baker Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days

Joy Wilson

The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?

Lawrence M. Krauss

The Stranger in the Woods

Michael Finkel

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

Brandon Mull

Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

David Baldacci

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

Rick Riordan

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

A Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Chris Colfer

The Last of August

Brittany Cavallero

King's Cage

Victoria Aveyard

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios