The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, education, and the preservation of the memory of its victims. By teaching about the Holocaust, the Holocaust Education Resource Center aims to promote awareness of the evils of hatred and prejudice and to inspire ethical behavior.
Thank you for providing our students with a guest speaker who survived the Holocaust. You and your organization are an inspiration for knowledge, understanding, and tolerance.
Teacher at Rufus King International Middle School
Thank you for telling your story to me. I felt really sad when you told your story, but I also felt really inspired. With your story I felt my education really growing. I could not imagine myself in your position as a teen. I wish I could have helped during this time.
Student at St. Robert School
I want to thank you for the outstanding teacher training you offered on Nazi Propaganda at UW-Oshkosh. I loved the range of voices you brought in, with their varied expertise and perspectives. I was thrilled to receive a copy of the book you gave us; I am very glad to have it and am sharing it with several colleagues who are interested in the topic as well. I appreciate also that the workshop was free. I look forward to the opportunity to have one of your speakers come to my classes and to working myself with the knowledge and materials you so generously provided. Thank you for your wonderful work.
Teacher at Ripon High School
Thank you so much for talking to us about the Holocaust and your life story. It meant a lot to me and I think it touched all of us dearly. I am so proud that I was able to meet a Holocaust survivor and I will remember you and your story for the rest of my life.
Student at St. Robert School
Thank you for coming to our school and sharing your experience. Your presentation allowed us to hear and see what life was truly like from someone who lived through it.
Student at Swallow School
Thank you so much for sharing your story. I’ve never heard an actual survivor share their story in person and the fact that you were as confident as you were was really inspiring. You taught us all so much about the history of the war and about life in general. Thanks again for teaching us and letting us in on your piece of history.
Student at McFarland High School
Thank you for sharing your powerful story with my 7th graders. They were deeply moved that you would share details so personal and difficult to help them understand the Holocaust. We are having excellent discussions and veracious reading back in the classroom thanks to you.
Teacher at St. Robert School
I wanted to thank you for the workshop “The Slippery Slope of Racism and Hatred: Understanding the Nazi Propaganda Machine.” As we are currently studying World War II with my 8th grade students I have already utilized some of the resources. Over my career I have taken advantage of nearly all the workshop opportunities that have come my way. With that as a guide I would say that your recent offering was one of the highest quality workshops I have attended.
Teacher at Shiocton Middle School
Your presentation was informative and emotional. It provided a different perspective of the impact of the Holocaust. You have certainly done a fabulous job carrying on your family’s legacy.
Professor at Carroll University
I recently borrowed a middle school Holocaust materials trunk from the HERC. The materials in my trunk were used in my classroom for a two week Holocaust unit with my 8th graders prior to their trip to Washington, D.C where we visited the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. I was so pleased with the quality and quantity of materials in the trunk and could not have gathered a selection like that on my own. We watched DVDs in class and read the class sets of 4 of the titles enclosed. I am so grateful to the HERC for this and will be using it again next year.”
Teacher at St. Joseph School
Invite a Holocaust educator to your classroom to present on topics like the Holocaust, genocide, antisemitism, and propaganda.
Join HERC on a variety of Holocaust education Field Trips.
Holocaust Materials Trunks contain films, personal narratives, maps, textbooks, posters, and other curricular materials for both middle and high school classrooms.