Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC) provides the following resources for educators, students, and the community:
- Educational programs and curricula
- Teacher training for educators
- Holocaust Teaching Trunks
- Speakers Bureau of survivors, witnesses, liberators, second generation
- Online resources and tools
- Public programs
- Local writing and art contest
- Support and consultation for educators
Programs provided by HERC are funded by individual donations and grants. All donations are tax-deductible. Click here to learn how to support HERC.
HERC is partially funded from the Department of Education Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education and the Ruby Diamond Foundation.
Why We Must Never Forget
While the people may pass on, their history will live forever.
It is essential that students study the Holocaust in all of its aspects, understanding that it was not just an attempt to exterminate Jews but all those people that the Nazis deemed “unworthy of life.” They must understand that those who ran the machinery of death were ordinary people who followed orders without thinking of the human cost. They should understand that those who ordered the Holocaust came from a country that was regarded as a cultural and intellectual center of Europe . Only through research, critical thinking and writing can students learn about the Holocaust but only by educating them can we hope to prevent a similar catastrophe.
— Monte Finkelstein, Essay Contest Judge
and Dean of History and Sciences
at Tallahassee Community College