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Holocaust Education Committee

The Holocaust Education Committee (HEC) offers a variety of resources to assist in educating about the Holocaust. We can provide lesson plans, maps from the Holocaust and accounts from survivors.

The Speakers Bureau consists of volunteers who are willing to tell their personal stories about the horrors of the Holocaust and the results of intolerance. Most of our speakers are Holocaust survivors and children of survivors. For more information please contact us.

Our Junior High School and High School Holocaust Trunks are also available for classroom use. Curricula and resource materials are provided, along with suggestions for student activities, videotapes for use in the classroom, and visual aids with explanatory notes. Age appropriate reading materials, simulated uniforms from a concentration camp, pictures that show family and school life before the Holocaust, and maps and time lines help educate students about the Holocaust. The items in the trunk are designed to offer your students an empathizing experience.

The Genocide Trunk is a new opportunity for central Ohio educators. Originally designed to be used as a resource for high school English composition classes, the trunk is also a valuable resource tool for social studies and history classes. Included in the trunk are materials that use the Holocaust to help understand other modern genocides. The material will help teachers and students examine the Holocaust along with other current conflicts.

Holocaust Education Video Project is a website with videotaped oral histories of Holocaust survivors providing first-hand testimonials designed to support learning in and out of the classroom. The site offers a searchable database in order to find the survivor testimonial that will provide direct correlation to the areas students are studying and educators are teaching. It can be found at .

For more information, contact:

Bob Lane
Vice President, JCRC


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