Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week 2022 Educator Workshop & Student Presenation

November 15, 2021

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, a program of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, is proud to offer educator workshops and student presentations once again during Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week. With the passage of Senate Bill 1828 in the fall of 2019, the Texas legislature officially created an annual Holocaust Remembrance Week in public schools. The week is focused on educating students “about the Holocaust and to inspire in students a sense of responsibility to recognize and uphold human values and to prevent future atrocities.” This year’s Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week will be held January 24-28, 2022 with 20 presentations available for students across San Antonio. The date for this program coincides with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th which commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.

Each 45-minute presentation will feature a special topic developed by educators, historians, and upstanders in the community aimed at K-12 students in Texas. The museum will be streaming four presentations each day with the aim to reach thousands of students across the area. Teachers are encouraged to participate in the program virtually or in person dependent on social distancing and public event protocols provided by local health officials. Curriculum and lesson resources will also be available for teachers in conjunction with presentations. In addition, the museum offers educational trunks and traveling exhibits available for schools to borrow to enhance their Holocaust curriculum. Visit the museum’s website – hmmsa.org for more information on additional resources.

A teacher professional development workshop will be held on December 8, 2021, from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm with information on preparing for Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week. All educators that complete the workshop will receive two (2) State of Texas CPE hours and a copy of Our Voices, Our Lives, a book for the classroom about local San Antonio survivors.