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 HERC@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
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
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
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).
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.
The Holocaust Education Resource Center library consists of an extensive collection of hundreds of books and curricular materials on the Holocaust, diversity, genocide, and anti-Semitism. The library is available for teachers, students, and community members at no charge.