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December
10

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!

Read more about Stand Up for Someone's Rights Today: Human Rights Day 2016

November
8

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

October
18

Check out some of our favorite anti-bullying resources!

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

October
5

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

July
19

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

May
29

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"

May
13

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

May
2

Did you know that May is Jewish American Heritage Month? Read on to find out what this means for all Texans.

Read more about Jewish American Heritage Month

April
20

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.

Read more about 2016 Student Video Contest a Success!

April
15

"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

April
7

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

February
16

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

February
3

“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...

Read more about Everything Started With a Lithuanian Village

February
1

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.

Read more about 2016 THGC Grant Recipients Chosen

January
17

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.

Read more about January 17: The Arrest of Raoul Wallenberg

January
7

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...

Read more about Welcome to the THGC Blog