Holocaust Education: Passing on the Knowledge

Georgia Commission on the Holocaust
Learning Trunk Project

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust created the Learning Trunk Project to provide teachers with comprehensive materials to effectively teach middle school students about the Holocaust. The trunk contents include Holocaust-related books, posters, and videos, which are distributed and shared with schools throughout the state of Georgia.

Methods of teaching the Holocaust include interactive educational programs with lectures from survivors, visits to sites of Nazi atrocities, public lectures, and the development of high quality educational material.

Formal and informal Shoah educators have to be trained to make these programs and materials effective. The Claims Conference funds numerous organizations that train educators from around the world, including in countries with tiny Jewish communities.

Claims Conference allocations provide scholarships to allow needy students from around the world to visit sites of Nazi atrocities through organizations such as Birthright Israel, Israel Experience, and the Jewish Agency for Israel. The impact of these visits in the context of Holocaust education is extremely important, with young people often remembering for the rest of their lives what they have seen and learned.

Claims Conference Kagan Fellowship in Advance Shoah Studies University Lecturer Position in Holocaust Studies