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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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Educator’s Genocide Online Module

Teacher Workshop Modules THGC will continue to develop teacher modules to be placed on THGC’s or Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) Project Share’s website. The three remaining modules to be done are; genocide, bullying for elementary schools and bullying for middle...
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Message From Our Chair "Emeritus"

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

Herman Hank Josephs

Commissioners of THGC and Administration Staff

ESC Workshop

El Paso students with Commissioner Steinberger

Destroyed rudder plant Nordhausen


Commissioner meeting in El Paso

Birney Chick Harvey

Barbara Coloroso bullying workshop

Holocaust Survivor Zoly Zamir and students at Holocaust Museum Houston

Workshop participants

William Dippo

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


Commissioners textbook review 2012 meeting

Region 18 genocide session

Odessa Tech presentation at THGC 2012

Nordhausen RR storage


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