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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Our Mission

To bring awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides to Texas students, educators, and the general public by ensuring availability of resources, and in doing so imbue in individuals a sense of responsibility to uphold human value and inspire citizens in the prevention of future atrocities.

"When I grow up and reach the age of 20, I'll set out to see the enchanting world..."

Avraham Koplowicz, teenage poet murdered in Auschwitz at age 14
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Definition of the Holocaust

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

Holocaust Remembrance Week

Senate Bill 1828 charges the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission with developing or approving materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week. Provided is a list of approved resources.

THGC Event Calendar

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission continuously updates its event calendar with various events related to the Holocaust and genocides put on by the THGC and many other organizations based in the US and around the world.

Vocabulary

The following lists of vocabulary terms, though not intended to be comprehensive, are assembled here for educators, students, and the general public. NOTE: Vocabulary terms are being updated periodically and not all terms have definitions at this time.

Events

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission actively develops, hosts, and promotes programs related to Holocaust and genocide education. The THGC partners with Texas institutions to make Holocaust and genocide education resources available to the public.

Full Calendar