Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Site Policies



The content of all material on this web site is copyrighted by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) unless otherwise indicated. Permission to copy, distribute or use in whole or part for any non-commercial purpose without fee is hereby granted provided that the information (files, documents or photographs) is credited to the THGC.

For information on this web site credited to another copyright holder, please contact that source regarding use of their material.

Open Records

Texas law gives you the right to access government records without government officials asking why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law or information for which an exception to disclosure has been sought.

Rights of Requestors

You have the right to:

Responsibilities of Governmental Bodies

All governmental bodies responding to information requests have the responsibility to:

Procedures to Obtain Information

Administrative Assistant
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711-2276
Fax 512.475.3122

Physical address:
806 W. 16th St.
Austin, TX 78701

For complaints regarding failure to release public information, please contact your local county or district attorney.

You may also contact the Office of the Attorney General, Open Records Hotline, at 512.478.6736 or toll-free at 877.673.6839. For complaints regarding overcharges, please contact the Office of the Attorney General's Cost Rules Administrator at 512.475.2497.

For more information, see the open records information provided by the Office of the Attorney General Open Records Division.

Social Media

We support the free exchange of ideas on the social media pages of the THGC—which include our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. However, we moderate these pages and reserve the right to remove comments, posts, photos, or any content at our discretion if it is derogatory, obscene, off topic, or does not adhere to the following guidelines.

The views expressed in comment fields reflect those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the THGC or the Texas state government.

Examples of comments and posts we support include those that:

Examples of comments and posts we generally oppose—and reserve the right to delete— include those that:

Comments or posts that WE WILL DELETE WITHOUT NOTICE include those that:

Numerous violations of the above THGC content guidelines may result in a commenter being blocked from making future comments or posts on this page.