Cincinnati Holocaust Museum Brings Every CPS Freshman Through Union Terminal

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Written by Brianna Connock, Marketing & Outreach Associate

In the second year of the five-year partnership between the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), all CPS freshmen are continuing to experience the stories of resilience and survival in our award-winning museum.

The partnership enables every CPS freshman to visit the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center at Union Terminal for the next five years, which will reach up to 15,000 students.

The initiative is funded by Roger and Julie Heldman, who are passionate about Holocaust education and committed to getting as many students as possible to the museum.

“We are proud to fund educational experiences that will influence hearts and minds,” Roger and Julie Heldman said. “We know that through this experience, students are learning about the dangers of prejudice, discrimination and dehumanization, and their responsibility to take action against intolerance and injustice today.”

As students made their way through the museum, they were asked how the experience impacted them and why they felt Holocaust education was important.

Social Studies Curriculum Manager for CPS David Traubert said teachers and students have already expressed the profound effect the field trips have had on students’ perspectives.

“Students left the museum with new knowledge about the Holocaust, in addition to feeling inspired about the action they can take to make a difference in the community now. The Humanity Gallery within the museum poses the question, ‘What can you do now?’” Traubert said. “We’re creating a new generation of upstanders.”

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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC impacts more than 2.5 million people every year through digital and in-person events, museum tours, educational experiences, social media, and virtual content. From Australia to India, individuals from more than 25 countries and 30 states engage with our mission. For more information, visit