The Holocaust Center for Humanity teaches the lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring students of all ages to confront bigotry and indifference, promote human dignity, and take action.

Celebrating 30 Years! Since 1989, the Holocaust Center for Humanity has taught the history of the Holocaust so that our local survivors, their families, and millions of other victims will not be forgotten, and their stories would inspire positive action. Through education, events, field trips, museum visits, and community programs, the Holocaust Center for Humanity remains dedicated to its responsibility to fight hate by educating students, teachers and the general public about the dangers of intolerance and the difference each one of us can make. 

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From Generation to Generation



2018 Annual Report

Thank you to everyone who supported the Center in 2018!
Click the image below to view the Center's 2018 Annual Report.

Annual Report 2018



The Holocaust Center provides the following resources to educators, students, academics, authors, and public and private organizations:

  • Educational programs and curricula
  • Community programs
  • Artifacts
  • Teacher Training
  • Teaching Trunks
  • Classroom sets of books
  • Speakers Bureau of survivors, witnesses, liberators, second generation, and WWII veterans
  • Online resources including curricula and teaching activities
  • Exhibits
  • Library collection of books, videos/DVDs, video testimonies
  • Writing, art, and film contest
  • Education Tours
  • Support and consultation for educators

The Holocaust Center's work is funded by individual donations and grants.

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Board of Directors

President: David Alhadeff, Goldman Sachs, Vice President
Treasurer: Lynne Smith, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Director
Secretary: Naomi Newman, Staklist, VP, Content and Research
Vice President: Ron Friedman, Karr Tuttle, Attorney
Vice President: Lela Franco, Harley Marine Services
Vice President: Rachel Nathanson, Urban Planning Consultant, Business Owner
Vice President: Steven Baral, Melbourne Tower, Business Owner
Immediate Past President: Chuck Stempler, Alphagraphics

Shelley Bensussen, Retired Salesperson, Past Board Chair JFGS, Community Volunteer
Paul Bloom, Microsoft, Cortana Product Lead
Arik Cohen, Microsoft, Lead Program Manager
Arlene Ehrlich, Community Volunteer
Henry Friedman, Retired Business Owner, Holocaust Survivor
Pat Gallagher, Kent School District, School Administrator
Josh Gortler, The Kline Galland Center Foundation, President
Rabbi James Mirel, Temple B'nai Torah
Nancy Powell, Philanthropist, Director of the Powell Family Foundation
Jack Schaloum, Federal Army Navy Surplus, Business Owner
Janet Turpen, Community Volunteer
Sarah Zaides, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Washington, Associate Director, Historian

Honorary Board

Cheryl Berenson, Community Volunteer
Marc A. Boman, Perkins Coie LLP, Of Counsel
Carolyn "Puddin" Cox, Alexander Hamilton Foundation, Founder; Social Worker
Peter Damm, Holocaust Survivor, Retired Business Owner
Milt Doumit, Verizon
Sandra Friedman, Community Volunteer
Janee Hahn, Catered Printing, Business Owner
Stephen Herschkowitz, Senior Deputy Prosecutor, King County
Senator Ken Jacobsen, Retired Senator