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Who are we?

Telling the real stories of survivors and the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides has been a guiding principle for the educational projects that we have accomplished. The Friends, a 501(c)(3), was established to support…

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2015/2016 Educator’s Grant Program

The Friends of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) offers grants, up to $1,000 each, to Texas educators and educational institutions for civic and social responsibility projects that help accomplish the THGC’s mission. These grants were available to: Through...
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Message From Our Chair

Peter Berkowitz


Peter_Berkowitz_BioThe THGC is dedicated to its mission to educate our state’s citizens (students) about the Holocaust and other genocides. The 15 commissioners appointed by the Governor, the Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House are enthusiastic participants in the commission’s activities. These commissioners along with nearly 100 volunteers have worked diligently to see that our causes succeed. As a result of their efforts the state has benefited educationally. We are grateful to our many individuals and foundations that have made our funding possible.

We believe the Chinese proverb “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember, involve me, and I’ll understand” is a moto for actions. I invite you to get involved and enjoy the rewards of knowing that you have made a difference.

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Governor Rick Perry signing Senate Bill 482

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Herman Hank Josephs

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Commissioners of THGC and Administration Staff

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ESC Workshop

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El Paso students with Commissioner Steinberger

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Destroyed rudder plant Nordhausen

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Commissioner meeting in El Paso

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Birney Chick Harvey

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Barbara Coloroso bullying workshop

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Holocaust Survivor Zoly Zamir and students at Holocaust Museum Houston

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Workshop participants

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William Dippo

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Vice President of University of Texas at El Paso describing to Holocaust survivors their University studies

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Volunteers

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Commissioners textbook review 2012 meeting

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Region 18 genocide session

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Odessa Tech presentation at THGC 2012

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Nordhausen RR storage

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