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January 17: The Arrest of Raoul Wallenberg

By Cheyanne Perkins
Today marks the 71st anniversary of the arrest of Raoul Wallenberg. For some, his name may not be well-known, but for thousands of Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust, he meant the difference between life and death.

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2016 THGC Video Contest Deadline

January
15

By THGC Admin
The deadline to enter the THGC's 2016 video contest is February 15th! Now is the time to put the finishing touches on your entries. All 6-12 grade Texas students are eligible to enter.

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MLA16: Practical Applications for Teaching about Genocides in the Classroom

January
13

By J.E. Wolfson
The THGC Education Coordinator describes presenting at the MLA convention in Austin and suggests an interdisciplinary approach for engaging students.

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Atrocities in Burundi

January
12

By THGC Admin
In the African nation of Burundi, atrocities are being perpetrated against countless innocent men, women, and children.

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Welcome to the THGC Blog

January
7

By THGC Admin
In 2009, the Texas legislature established the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) to ensure that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides. Since that time, Commissioners and staff have worked to bring these resources to Texans, not only so that they might learn more about historical genocides, but so that by learning the lessons of the past, they might make an impact now and for future generations...

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