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…
The 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.
“I learned to communicate with others to understand their story and what to take from them.” “[This project] made me reach out of my comfort zone. I have learned a bit about myself and my classmates. We are all undiscovered artists who have different, interesting eyes.”
The students made a profound connection with what they saw and heard that day with what they had studied throughout the project. The questions they asked were insightful and on point. We could have spent another month studying the topic and I don’t think they would have been bored. I think the entire experience was incredibly successful and changed a lot of students’ lives in a real and meaningful way.
“During this project I have learned that it is my responsibility as an individual, I need to stand up to wrongdoing and cruelty… We as individuals have to take responsibility and stand up for what is right.” “I realize as an individual that it is my responsibility to help others from doing and choosing the wrong choice. If people do the same this world would be an amazing place. It is up to me and my peers as one to do the right thing and help others to follow as well.”