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February 16th: Commissioner Philipson, Collecting Pieces of History

February
16

By Jasmine Bisheh, Education Intern
Commissioner Gregg Philipson is an Austin resident whose collections and speaking engagements are much in demand. Learn about his impressive contributions to Holocaust education in the state of Texas.

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To Warn or Not to Warn, That is the Question

February
12

By THGC Admin
Trigger warnings began on the Internet as a method to alert viewers of possibly distressing materials. Since then, students’ demand for the use of trigger warnings inside the classroom has sparked numerous debates. One side argues for the need of protecting students with PTSD, while others claim the use of trigger warnings can inhibit students’ intellectual growth.

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7 February: The Death of “The Angel of Death” and Best Classroom Practices

February
7

By J.E. Wolfson
Dr. Josef Mengele has been dead for decades, but still looms large in the popular imagination as a terrifying if enigmatic figure. This entry aims to help classroom teachers break through his mystique so that students can see more clearly what came under assault in the Holocaust.

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Hate Crimes on College Campuses

February
5

By Luoman Huang, Social Media Intern
Campus diversity has grown significantly over the past decade. Students from all different backgrounds and upbringings have gathered to enhance their academic learning...

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Everything Started With a Lithuanian Village

February
3

By Luoman Huang, Social Media Intern
“The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is like a secret society. We exist, but no one has ever heard of us.” While Commissioner Kasman’s comment about the THGC may be true now, the work that he has put into the organization in education and awareness is assuredly changing that outlook for the better...

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