Holocaust Museum Houston has launched a new Web-based curriculum to help teachers confront the behaviors of social cruelty:  taunting, exclusion, rumoring, ganging up and bullying.

"All Behaviors Count" is free and can be used by teachers of all grade levels.
The program is modular in that educators can focus on specific behaviors, and it incorporates Holocaust survivor testimony and media literacy skills. The program also examines appropriate responses to each of these behaviors and is designed to promote social resiliency.

To access the curriculum, teachers must sign up initially at Once registered, just use your e-mail address and password to return to the site.



“Studying the Holocaust and History through Photography: Concepts and Controversies”
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Morgan Family Center

Holocaust Museum Houston will offer this one-day educator’s workshop during which participants will explore the various forms of Holocaust-era photography and consider the perspective and use of the images during and since the Holocaust. Participants will expand photograph analysis and media literacy skills to incorporate in their classrooms as activities that enrich teaching of the Holocaust and the new understandings being developed by historians today. After taking part in analysis-based programming, participants will spend part of the afternoon at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) as they tour the exhibit “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” with the lead curator of that show, Anne Wilkes Tucker. After viewing this show, participants will return to Holocaust Museum Houston for a preview of the upcoming exhibition, “Through Soviet Jewish Eyes,” a photography-based exhibition exploring images created during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. This exhibition will be on view at HMH beginning in April 2013. The cost for the one-day session – including materials and admission to the MFAH – is $25. Lunch is not included. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required by Jan. 25, 2013. Visit to RSVP online. Please Note: Online registration is non-refundable. For more information, e-mail
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Instead of a formal survey this month, the Education Department would like to hear from you by e-mail. Please contact with questions, comments or needs you have regarding Holocaust and other genocide education.


USC Shoah Foundation’s iWitness

IWitness is an online application that gives educators and students access to search, watch and learn from more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

Between 1994 and 1999, the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation — now the USC Shoah Foundation Institute — interviewed nearly 52,000 survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. After developing an interviewing methodology in consultation with Holocaust historians, psychologists and experts in the field of oral history, the Institute trained 2,300 interviewer candidates in 24 countries, hired 1,000 videographers and recruited more than 100 regional coordinators and staff in 34 countries to organize the interviewing process in their respective regions. IWitness contains 1,061 of the nearly 52,000 total interviews in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive.
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Holocaust Museum Houston's “Adopt an Artifact” program allows visitors and school groups to help protect our collections for future generations in an inexpensive way. At only $10 per card, it's easy for a class planning a tour to help out.

Photograph of Irving Reifer, 1945 

I am a photograph of Polish survivor Irving Reifer, taken in April or May 1945 in Germany in his prison uniform and hat. I serve to remind that “we must never forget” the Holocaust.

Reifer miraculously survived nine  concentration camps and a death march. This photo was taken shortly after his liberation. The Reifer collection focuses on his time in the Displaced Persons camps while awaiting emigration to the United States. Photographs, if cared for properly, can last for generations.



November is a time for many to reflect on where their life is and give thanks - thanks to veterans who served our country and deep appreciation for friends and family throughout the year.

At Holocaust Museum Houston, we are thankful for the many survivors who helped to build our institution. We are delighted that new oral testimonies are still being collected from Holocaust survivors and World War II liberators. We’re honored that survivors of other genocides are partnering with us as they consider recording their histories. We are honored that new materials are going on view in our main exhibition.

We are also thankful for the many educators with whom we work throughout the year in our programming. Thank you for continuing to teach this history and the lessons we can take from it. Thank you for helping to Stop Hate. Starting Here.

-- The Education Department


Visit our Web site for lesson plans, resources for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides and information about current exhibitions.  Educators can also order a curriculum trunk, request a docent-led tour or register for public programs offered at the Museum. 

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