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What is the Community of Holocaust Education Centers?

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Join the Community

The Community of Holocaust Education Centers (CHEC) is a dedicated network of local and regional organizations that participates in training at the Museum, learning about new resources and historical content, and engaging in ongoing collaboration with peers advancing Holocaust education across the country.

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The Museum leads a Community of Holocaust Education Centers (CHEC) across the country and supports the development and distribution of accurate and relevant resources and training for teachers, schools, and communities. This community advances quality Holocaust education locally by providing:

  • Guidelines, lesson plans, and other classroom activities aligned with state requirements
  • Local Holocaust survivor testimony
  • Projects and resources that connect Holocaust history to local history
  • Public programs and book discussions
  • Holocaust remembrance programs 
  • Teacher professional development support at the state and local level

Find a CHEC Holocaust center in your area (PDF)

2023 CHEC Local Educator Workshops

Attend a Professional Learning Event Near You

In 2023, Holocaust centers who are in the national CHEC network will host local professional learning workshops in collaboration with the Museum. Find a workshop near you to learn about a variety of interdisciplinary resources and instructional best practices that can be used to support your teaching about the Holocaust.

Meeting the Mandate: Best Practices for Teaching the Holocaust
Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, White Plains, NY
March 23, 2023

Holocaust Education in Indiana 2023 Teacher Workshop
Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Fort Wayne, IN
June 14, 2023

Some Were Neighbors: Choice, Human Behavior, and the Holocaust
What did Florida know about the Holocaust: History Unfolded

Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE), Boca Raton, FL
October 10, 2023

For information about CHEC, contact Christina Chavarria at