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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.

Educational Resources During COVID-19 Quarantine

Whether you are an educator looking for instructional support, a student searching for research ideas, or an everyday citizen hoping to learn something new while sheltering in place, the THGC has something to suit your needs.


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.


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.

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