On 30 October 2016, Professor Michael Marrus’ Lessons of the Holocaust was honoured with a 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (CJLA), History. The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards recognize Canadian writers whose books examine Jewish themes and subjects. Please see the full citation below for Professor Marrus’ CJLA .
Canadian historian Michael Marrus has been studying the Holocaust for more than 30 years. With Lessons of the Holocaust (University of Toronto), Marrus examines what, if anything, we can take away from the singular catastrophe of the 20th century that would provide a measure of perspective. Can we really learn anything from horror and brutality? This book wins in the History category because it defines the role of the Holocaust in the historical process