This page provides background information to the "real" events referred to in the novels you are reading. Most are links to authoritative web sites, some are links to e-reference and other e-books purchased by the Library, and some are links to books on the shelf in the Library.
The Holocaust from the Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies.
Holocaust Encyclopedia from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Life After the Holocaust Stories of Holocaust Survivors After the War. from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive. from the University of Michigan.
Palestine, in the Dictionary of Contemporary World History. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Israel/Palestine Question. e-book publshed by Routledge, 1999
Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. e-book published by Columbia University press.
Timeline of Top Newstories 2000-2009. From Facts on File. See 2001 & 2002
Encyclopedia of Terrorism.--See the entry on anthrax.
Incarceration of Japanese Americans from the Oxford Companion to United States History.
Report on Redress: The Japanese American Internment from the Handbook of Reparations, Oxford University Press.
Nisei, From the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Issei, Nissei,,, From the Minnesota Historical Society.
Japan Glossary from Wa-Pedia
Exploring the Japanese American Internment through Film and the Internet. From A Niche in American Media.
History of AIDS up tol 1986. From AVERT.org
First Ladies of the United States entry on Mary Todd Lincoln.
DOCTORS CITE STIGMA OF AIDS IN DECLINING TO REPORT CASES. New York Times, 1986
New Study Says AIDS Bias Grows Faster Than Disease. New York Times. 1990.