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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust
Remembrance Day • April 12, 2018
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Holocaust Survivor Interview

The cafeteria at Lawton Chiles High School was filled with students, yet…eerily silent. Except for the voice of a visitor who came to share her life story. Students listened closely and shared their reactions. At Chiles High School, Holocaust survivor Anne Allen spoke on March 23 for the Living Museum Week. So many students and teachers were impacted. Anne shared her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. Her visit to the school was part of a Living Museum program to raise student and community awareness of the Holocaust. Never Forget.

HERC – Mission Statement

Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC) provides instructional guidance, support and resources for educators who teach the history of the Holocaust, and educational programs for the community at large.

I am a Survivor of a Concentration Camp

On the first day of the new school year, all the teachers received the following note from their principal:

I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness:
Gas chambers built by learned engineers.
Children poisoned by educated physicians.
Infants killed by trained nurses.
Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.
So, I am suspicious of education.
My request is: help your students become human.
Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns.
Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.

– A letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in “Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author


Support HERC

The Holocaust Education Resource Council, is funded in part by grants through the State of Florida Department of Education, The Tallahassee Jewish Federation, Ruby Diamond Foundation and a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Less than $1.00 is allotted for each student annually in the State of Florida for education of the Holocaust. It is nearly impossible for students to grasp the material and understand its relevance with inadequate curriculum, training and supplies. It is imperative our future generations recognize the danger of prejudice and hate and instead approach others with respect and acceptance. Read More

Thanks to all the 2017 Remembrance Dinner Sponsors.

HERC Calendar of Events

The HERC Book Club – “Everyman Dies Alone” by Hans Falada
One German family’s courageous campaign to bring the horrific truths of Nazi rule to the citizens of Germany.
Leon County Public Library in Program Room B
March 8, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30PM

Thursday March 22
All Saints Cinema at RR Square
918 1/2 Railroad Avenue
Showings at 7 pm

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day
Thursday April 12 • 7 pm
Congregation Shomrei Torah
4858 Kerry Forest Pkwy

Foreign Correspondent
Thursday April 26
All Saints Cinema at RR Square
918 1/2 Railroad Avenue
Showings at 7 pm

Holocaust Teacher Conference
June 11 – 12, 2018
Turnbull Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola St.
8:30am – 3:30pm