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Holocaust Teaching Trunks! For grades 5-12. Each trunks includes artifacts, books, posters, activities. Free to borrow. 

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"I want everyone to know about the Holocaust, it can change the way you see things." - Kamiak High School student. Help students of all ages learn about the Holocaust with your gift today

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Field Trips & Student GroupsGrades 6 & up - explore interactive exhibit with film, an activity, and optional speaker. Scholarships availalbe!  

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Writing, Art, and Film Contest 2020! Accepting entries now through May 1, 2020!



I have never seen my class more captivated.

- Teacher, Kilo Middle School, Auburn

 When I read the books it gave me a personal connection to a REAL person in the Holocaust.... then when we discussed the HISTORY, I had a personal connection from the story to put with the history.

-Student, John Sedgwick Jr. High, Port Orchard 


The Holocaust teaching trunks are in constant demand.  Last year, the trunks were used 118 times by 8000 students in the state of Washington.

Help us to keep this program free for teachers and schools! At a time when budgets and programs are being cut, teachers need support and resources that are free.

$850 - Adopts one trunk for the 2017-2018 school year

  • You will be providing at least 7 schools in Washington State with the opportunity to use this incredible resource.  
  • This amount covers the cost of shipping the trunks round-trip - from the Holocaust Center to the school and back.
  • You, your organization, and/or the person you wish to honor, will be acknowledged in the Holocaust Center's newsletter, and on the Center's website.

$3000 - Underwrites a trunk

  • Your trunk provides at least 7 schools (approximately 500 students!) each year with the opportunity to use these valuable resources.
  • You, your organization, and/or the person you wish to honor, will be acknowledged in the trunk, the Holocaust Center's newsletter, on the Center's website, and on all trunk publicity materials.

Any and all contributions to the trunk program are appreciated. 
Support is always needed to cover the costs of sending the trunks to and from schools.  (Schools/teachers are not charged to borrow trunks.)

For more information please email Karen Chachkes, Development Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206-582-3000.


Thank you to those who help make this program possible!