The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) offers a variety of programs for schools and the greater community that supplement the basic knowledge of Holocaust history and strive to lead individuals to making the world a better place in which to live. We consider educational programs that combat prejudice and promote understanding between people to be the most important memorials to all victims of racist policies.  To learn more about any of our educational programs contact us at


Educator Programs

Invite one of our Holocaust Educators to your classroom to address challenging topics in any of the following programs:

Context of the Holocaust

Standing UP Instead of Standing BY

Confronting Genocide Today

Kristallnacht:  The Night of Broken Glass

What is Propaganda?

The History of Anti-Semitism

Night: One Powerful Memoir

Anne Frank, One of Many Voices

What America Knew


Field Trips

From Ignorance and Fear to Knowledge and Understanding: Jews, Judaism, and the Holocaust (FIF)

In our Voices: Field Trip Partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center


Holocaust Study Institute

Join HERC and the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology for the Holocaust Study Institute (HSI) which includes a 14 week comprehensive course (January 19 – May 3, 2016) and a trip to Israel (June 12 – June 26, 2016).


Materials Trunks

Each trunk is filled with the best Holocaust resources and curricular materials for either middle or high school.


Teacher Training

HERC hosts a number of teacher training opportunities throughout the year. We strive to provide the education, tools, and resources necessary for Wisconsin teachers to enter the classroom prepared to teach difficult topics related to the Holocaust.