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Read some highlights about this year's Educator Grants!

Read more about 2016-2017 Educator Grant Wrap-Up


What will you do to stand up for someone's rights today, in honor of Human Rights Day 2016? Read more about what you can do to make a difference!

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This blog, honoring the anniversary of Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962, explores the life and legacy of this unique First Lady and tries to answer the question - how do we help our students become more like her?

Read more about Elements of Eleanor: Living Like the First Lady


Check out some of our favorite anti-bullying resources!

Read more about National Bullying Prevention Month: Resource Round-Up!


The 75th anniversary of the massacre at Baby Yar fell on September 29th-30th, 2016. THGC Education Specialist Robin Lane reflects on the impact of this event, and the importance of breaking the silence around it.

Read more about Babi Yar: Spoken or Silenced


We have just wrapped up our 2015-16 Educator Grant Cycle! Read about the projects completed this year and get more information about applying for next year's grants.

Read more about 2015-2016 Educator Grant Report: Impacts and Impressions


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.

Read more about Conflicts with "Closure"


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

Read more about Triumph and Terror: Teaching Gerda Weissmann Klein's Story


"Man’s inhumanity toward others is unexplainable. Why do we choose to inflict so much pain on each other?" Even today, Commissioner Berg is still puzzled by man’s cruel and merciless nature.

Read more about April 15: Fran Berg and a Journey to Understanding Inhumanity


Education Specialist Robin Lanes reflects on her process of learning and writing about the Rwandan Genocide.

Read more about Processing Remembrance: National Genocide Memorial Day in Rwanda


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.

Read more about February 16th: Commissioner Philipson, Collecting Pieces of History


“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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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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