The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) is dedicated to the building of a life affirming society which is predicated on the values of tolerance and diversity, dignity and respect toward all human beings. HERC teaches both students and adults the lessons learned from the Holocaust which led to the mass murder of six million Jews and five million non-Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. HERC is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It is only through learning about the dangerous and destructive course taken by the Nazis – of antisemitism, hatred, bigotry, and racism – that we can inspire our future generations to sustain a peaceful and just society for all.

HERC, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, engages and serves middle and high school as well as college students and adults through educational programs and Holocaust survivor testimonials.