Posts tagged Thgc
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!
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?
Check out some of our favorite anti-bullying resources!
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.
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.
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.
Education Specialist Robin Lane writes in honor of the May 7th anniversary of author Gerda Weissmann Klein's liberation.
Did you know that May is Jewish American Heritage Month? Read on to find out what this means for all Texans.
Congratulations to all the winners of the THGC's 2016 student video contest! Read on to learn more about the results of this year's contest.
"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.
Education Specialist Robin Lanes reflects on her process of learning and writing about the Rwandan Genocide.
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.
“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...
The recipients for the 2016 THGC Grant have been chosen! Three different projects will be funded--read on to find out what to expect in the coming year.
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.
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...