Holocaust Studies

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HOLOCAUST Florida State Statute-1003.42

This history of the Holocaust (1933-1945), the systematic, planned annihilation of European Jews and other groups by Nazi Germany, a watershed event in the history of humanity, to be taught in a manner that leads to an investigation of human behavior, an understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping, and an examination of what it means to be a responsible and respectful person, for the purposes of encouraging tolerance of diversity in a pluralistic society and for nurturing and protecting democratic values and institutions.



Coming Soon: Holocaust DBQ Project!


For more information on our Holocaust resources contact:

Maureen Carter

Elementary Social Studies/K-12 Holocaust Studies Program Planner

Laureene Neubarth

Resource Teacher

Curriculum Department
3300 Forest Hill Blvd. C-216
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
561-434-8933 PX: 48933


We remember the children

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Teachers will be able to receive a free curriculum after attending a three hour training session!



All Holocaust K-12 Lesson Plans can be accessed though

Learning Village 

These lesson plans can be found on the Holocaust Landing Page.



The Holocaust: What if?

Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity

Beverly E. Mitchell

In Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity, Beverly Mitchell looks at the history both of the Holocaust and of slavery in the U.S. to see what lessons about human dignity can be learned.

Triangles of Truth

Triangles of Truth is an organization that raises funds and awareness about the crisis in Darfur, while at the same time honoring victims of the Holocaust. For each dollar donated, a triangle is purchased that pledges to help the people of Darfur in honor and memory of a specifically named Holocaust victim.  The full donation is then forwarded to the Save the Darfur Coalition and the Genocide Intervention Network.

The Last Survivor

This film is produced as a tie-in remembering the Holocaust and how we can all be upstanders. We must "be the change" in the words of Gandhi.  This film also delves into human rights around the world.

Put Your Medal Where Your Mouth Is!

Joey Cheek

Joey Cheek is a 2006 Olympic gold medalist speed skater.  Recently, he turned in his skates and focused his attention on bringing an end to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan through his organization, Where Will We Be? He speaks to Jerry Fowler about creating an international coalition of athletes with a shared goal of making the world better by raising awareness of the genocide in Darfur.

Rattling the Big Cage

Jill Savitt

China has recently appeared rattled by efforts to link the Beijing Olympics to China's strong support for Sudan's genocidal government.  Dream for Darfur's Jill Savitt explains why.

Father Patrick Desbois

President, Yahad in Unum

In 2004, Father Patrick Desbois set out across the Ukraine to locate the sites of mass killings of Jews during the Holocaust.  He is motivated in part by the memory of his own grandfather, a French soldier who was deported to the Ukraine by the Nazis.  Interviewed on November 8, 2007.

Michael Chabon

Author, The Yiddish Policemen's Union

In his 2007 novel, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon tries to imagine a way out of the Holocaust.  Interview on March 12, 2008.

Alain Finkielkraut

Professor of the History of Ideas, École Polytechnique

Essayist and philosopher Alain Finkielkraut has become wary of contemporary anti-Semitism that casts Jews in the role of oppressor.  Interviewed on February 28, 2008.

Rebecca Feeley

Field Researcher, ENOUGH Project

Rebecca Feeley, a field researcher for the ENOUGH Project discusses the current situation in Congo, particularly the massive problem of gender based violence.  Interviewed on March 20, 2008.

Alison des Forges

Senior Advisor to the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch

Alison des Forges, Senior Advisor to the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, was one of the few people drawing attention to the Rwandan genocide in 1994.  Here she discusses the impact that event continues to have on its neighboring country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Interviewed on March 6, 2008.