Educational Programs

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

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Speakers Bureau

The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center is honored to have a group of dedicated Holocaust survivors and loved one 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.

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

History of the Holocaust

Genocide Today

Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass

What is Propaganda?

Night: One Powerful Memoir

The History of Anti-Semitism

Art in the Holocaust

Field Trips

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

Holocaust 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.