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Remembering Memorial Day

May
31

By Cheyanne Perkins
The history of Memorial Day is much more contested than one might expect. Read on to find out how the holiday has transformed into its modern incarnation.

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Conflicts with “Closure”

May
29

By THGC Admin
After the arrest of Ratko Mladic on May 27th, 2011, news outlets and political leaders celebrated the "closure" his arrest would bring to survivors of the Bosnian Genocide. In this blog, Education Specialist Robin Lane explores what "closure" was really achieved.

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A Fein Commissioner with a Fine Motivation

May
16

By THGC Admin
THGC Intern Melanie Weinberger describes Martin Fein's service as a commissioner. Commissioner Fein lives in Houston and is the son of Holocaust survivors. He was Founding Chair of Holocaust Museum Houston.

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Triumph and Terror: Teaching Gerda Weissmann Klein’s Story

May
13

By Robin Lane
Education Specialist Robin Lane writes in honor of the May 7th anniversary of author Gerda Weissmann Klein's liberation.

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Critical Literacy in Early Elementary Classrooms

May
6

By THGC Admin
Critical literacy is more than reading and writing: it is reading, writing, and viewing our world through an investigative lens. Read on to find out why teaching critical literacy to children is so important.

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