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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Educator Award

The application period for the 4th Annual Steinberger Award has closed.

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is firmly committed to supporting efforts to teach the next generation about the Holocaust and/or genocides in the Ottoman Empire (Armenians), Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Sudan (Darfur), and the Middle East (Iraq and Syria).

In 2020, the THGC will present a monetary award of $1,000 to one educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in engaging any of the aforementioned subjects with Texas students (grades 6-12). Librarians, curriculum specialists, and classroom teachers in any discipline are eligible to apply.

The deadline for submission was 4:00 P.M. C.S.T. Thursday, February 27, 2020; the award winner will be notified before the end of May.

Dr. Steinberger is a Holocaust survivor and served as a founding member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. She retired from the University of Texas Medical School in 2001, but has continued to demonstrate a commitment to education in Texas.

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"However, we need to do more than use the phrase 'Never Again' by itself in isolation. We need to continue teaching Holocaust lessons in our classrooms and fight for their inclusion in our schools’ curricula. We need to stand up against any form of prejudice, intolerance, racism and antisemitism…"

-Marco Franco, 2019 Dr. Steinberger Award Winner | United High School, Laredo, Texas

Past Steinberger Award Winners