Holocaust Education

Exploring Holocaust Education

Holocaust Education at OJMCHE endeavors to document and share the stories of the Holocaust from the perspectives of survivors, refugees, and their descendants. We accomplish this by offering educational presentations, teacher workshops, educational trunks, classroom book loans and special event programming. Regular programming includes film screenings, lectures, a guided tour of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and/or a presentation from a member of the Holocaust Speakers' Bureau. These speakers, a group of local Holocaust survivors and descendants who are trained to tell their family stories, also travel to schools and workplaces in the Northwest region to share their experiences.  

Why Holocaust Education?

At OJMCHE we endeavor to engage audiences in building awareness of the atrocities committed against humanity during the Second World War. We strive to provide a forum for people to learn, feel, think critically, and identify daily choices that counteract bullying, discrimination, and oppression in the multitude of forms they take today.

Schedule a Holocaust history program for your class or organization with one of our trained educators or with a member of our Speakers' Bureau.  Learners will have the opportunity to critically navigate historical materials about racially motivated laws enacted by the German Nazi government against millions of people during its dictatorial regime. 

Our staff aims to support teachers and students of all ages as they develop an awareness of the value of diversity and acceptance for all people.