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 make 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. Our drive to educate continues and we are still offering our educational programs in a virtual setting. To learn more about any of our virtual educational programs contact us at HERC@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center is honored to have a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors and loved ones of survivors who, as volunteers, make up the Speakers Bureau. Throughout the year these individuals travel around Wisconsin visiting schools, churches, synagogues, and other community groups telling personal and family testimonies of the Holocaust.
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
History of the Holocaust
What is Propaganda?
The History of Antisemitism
Art in the Holocaust
From Ignorance & Fear to Knowledge & Understanding: Jews, Judaism, & the Holocaust (FIF)
Visit the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Pinat Hatikvah: A Corner of Hope
Each trunk is filled with the best Holocaust resources and curricular materials for either middle or high school.
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.