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The 2021-2022 Mira Kimmelman Contest is Live!

Mira Kimmelman challenged students to reflect upon the history of the Holocaust and contemporary examples of injustice for over fifty years. The contest continues her work and legacy, asking Tennessee students to create projects that reflect how the lessons of the Holocaust are relevant to current events and their own lives. The contest has both…

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Applications Open for Teacher Fellowship Positions

The Teacher Fellow program provides exceptional Tennessee educators who have demonstrated both interest and proficiency in teaching the Holocaust with the training, resources, and professional development necessary to further their practice and abilities. These opportunities may include travel to historical sites, ready-made curriculum, exclusive speaking events with survivors and scholars, and support for local programming…

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Register for the 2021 Day of Remembrance Today

For more than 25 years the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, in cooperation with the Tennessee state legislature and governor, has hosted an annual Day of Remembrance celebration to commemorate the Holocaust on behalf of all Tennesseans. This event reaffirms the commitment of all Tennesseans to ‘Never Forget’ the stories and legacies of those who perished and…

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Announcing the Mira Kimmelman ‘Learning From the Holocaust’ Contest 2021

Mira Kimmelman (1923-2019) was a Woman of Valor. A Holocaust survivor who endured not only incarceration in Auschwitz, but a deadly and horrific death march to Bergen-Belsen, she turned to volunteering and education after coming to the United States. For over fifty years, she dedicated herself to the Jewish communities of Tennessee and Holocaust education…

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Winners of the 2021 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission announced the recipients of the 2021 Belz-Lipman Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education. The winners are: • Kim Kenneson, St. Mary’s School, Johnson City, TN• Vincent (Vic) Oakes, The Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN• Gary Taft, Lenoir City High School, Lenoir City, TN These educators will receive a $1500 scholarship. These funds…

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Teacher Fellow Reflects on Deadly Capitol Attack

Written by Alison Vick On January 9 2016, I walked alone into Auschwitz. As a historian of Modern Germany and 20th century war crimes I thought I knew what to expect of my visit. Never have I been more wrong. Every step carried me beyond my senses to an ethereal plane of humanity—a tenth circle…

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