What teachers say about HHC’s remarkable educational offerings

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. HHC achieves this through a variety of resources, workshops, and programs to help educators increase and gain knowledge of Holocaust history, assisting in making connections to our world today. HHC provides teachers with best practices, pedagogy, and teaching strategies in Holocaust and humanity education.

In the past year, HHC engaged more than 22,000 students and nearly 180 teachers through tours, digital programming, educator trainings, and our educational resources. HHC’s educational offerings include:

Here’s what teachers say about working with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.

Libby Buchanan, a teacher at Zanesville High School, booked a virtual Speakers Bureau presentation with Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner. As he spoke to more than 85 students, Buchanan observed that students were fully engaged and silent as he told his story. “I know the students took something away from Conrad’s talk, especially the part about not judging everyone by the same standard,” she said. 

Megan McCarty, a social studies teacher and department chair at West Union High School within the  Adams County Ohio Valley School District, said HHC staff did a remarkable job of creating a unique experience for students during a field trip. “I so appreciate you and the many people who have worked and continue to work to bring awareness on such an important topic. I am proud to be a part of and associate with such an outstanding group of people,” she said. 

Katie Kilgour, an educator at Jackson City Schools, utilized Echoing Voices to teach Holocaust education in her classroom. Students unpack the story of a local eyewitness from a suitcase, creating a human connection with the past. Suitcases include video testimony, photos, and artifacts, with suggested activities to assist educators in integrating Echoing Voices into their existing curriculum. In addition to physical suitcases, Echoing Voices is also available digitally. “We watched Edith and Werner’s videos from the Echoing Voices program today, and the kids really enjoyed hearing their stories. Thank you so much for the tour. It was great! So far, my students are loving it and several have commented that they would like to see the museum in person,” she said.

Matthew Normile, a social studies teacher at St. Xavier High School, booked a virtual tour and speaker through HHC. He said the stories shared with students had a profound effect on them, and he hopes to organize an in-person field trip within the next year. “I am always moved by the stories and moments that are shared,” he said.

ABOUT THE NANCY & HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative programs and partnerships.