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TN Holocaust Commission Teacher Fellow Awarded Holocaust Education Grant

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Junior Membership Committee recently awarded Dyersburg Middle School educator Becky Hasselle one of the two Helen Pouch Memorial Fund Classroom grants for Tennessee for 2019. This is the second year the National Grant of $500 has been awarded to two educators in each state. Authorized in 1938,…

New Year, New Director

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission is thrilled to welcome Devora Yellin Fish as our new Director of Education. Devora is a professional educator and curriculum specialist who creates and integrates the arts, social justice initiatives, and experiential learning into formal and informal educational organizations. Devora has contributed to well-established institutions including Hillel International, the Bureau of…

2019 Belz-Lipman Winners Announced

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission (THC) announced the winners of the 2019 Belz-Lipman Holocaust Educator Award. The winners are: Megan Krupa, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN Rachel Mattson, Hutchinson School, Memphis, TN Mary McIntosh, Central Middle School, Memphis, TN Johnna Paraiso, Stewarts Creek High School and Holloway High School, Rutherford County, TN These educators will receive…

Announcing Karski in the Warsaw Ghetto

E. Thomas Wood will present “Karski in the Warsaw Ghetto: The Experience of an Intentional Witness” on United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day during Vanderbilt University’s 41st Holocaust Lecture Series. The presentation will take place Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema. Wood, co-author of the biography “Karski: How One Man Tried to…

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