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Art and Remembrance Exhibit
January 24 – March 5, 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 – “We Were The Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter
The story of one family’s separation and survival during the Holocaust stretches across the globe.
Leon County Public Library in Program Room B
January 11, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30PM

Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz on display at City Hall Art Gallery
Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a teenager during the Holocaust in Poland and in 1977, at the age of fifty, she began sewing a series of embroidered fabric panels that tell her story of survival. Though she had no formal background in art, she was trained as a seamstress and she created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism.
City Hall Gallery
January 24 – March 5, 2018

Hitler’s Madman Thursday January 25 

In 2018, HERC begins its fourth movie series asking the question, “What did Americans know about the racism and horrors of the NAZI threat before and during WWII?”
All Saints Cinema at RR Square
918 1/2 Railroad Avenue
Showings at 7 pm

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Fifty-six years ago, Adolf Eichmann, who had been in charge of transporting millions of European Jews to death camps, sat in a courtroom for a trial that would be among the first in history to be completely televised.

Wednesday, February 7 @ 6:30PM Rendino Room FSU Alumni Center 1030 W. Tennessee St. Suggested donation: $18 Students free with ID.

The HERC Book Club – “Born Survivors” by Wendy Holden
Their husbands murdered by the Nazis, three women fight to save the lives of their unborn babies at Auschwitz.
Leon County Public Library in Program Room B
February 8, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30PM

Holocaust Education Week Preview
Please Join Us for Holocaust Education Week Preview. Come Learn About Upcoming Programs Meet Our Board of Directors – We Hope to See You! Good Cause Cuisine Prepared by Jack Levine
Sunday, February 11, 2018
RSVP by Monday, February 5, 2018
Barbara Goldstein –

Rape of Europa

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

Holocaust Education Week February 26 – Aftermath All Saints Cinema at RR Square 7pm

This film is about a peaceful and idyllic village in the Polish countryside harbors a dark secret: the collective murder of their Jewish neighbors during World War II.
All Saints Cinema at RR Square
918 1/2 Railroad Avenue
Showings at 7 pm

Holocaust Education Week February 27 – Jan Gross FSU Alumni Center – 5:30pm

Lecture – “Jews and their Neighbors in German occupied Poland”. Gross’s research in the 1941 Jedwabne pogrom showed that Polish gentiles were actually responsible for the murder of hundreds of Jewish residents of the town.

FSU Alumni Center – 5:30pm

My Heart In A Suitcase
Life in 1938 Germany is deteriorating quickly for the Lehmanns and Jews throughout the country. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever, and Anne must struggle to bring meaning out of despair as she clings to love and hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence.
Thursday, March 1 – 7 pm • Westminster Oaks

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

Foreign Correspondent

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