Updated March 23, 2020
Temporary Closure - Our museum is closed to the public until April 30. Offices will remain open and staff will be working on site and remotely.
The Holocaust Center for Humanity is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking proactive steps based on guidance from public health experts.
- We have made the difficult decision to cancel all public Holocaust Center events in March and April.
- Speakers Bureau engagements and field trips are canceled until at least April 24.
- New requests for speaking engagements and new field trips can only be booked for dates after April 24.
We remain committed to keeping our community healthy and continuing our outreach as we fulfill our important educational mission. In times of uncertainty, bias and hatred can flourish. It is more important than ever that we proactively fight against intolerance.
Our Education Department is working hard to ensure that educators can continue their Holocaust units, even in the event of school closures.
- Survivor Encyclopedia: Washington State- Learn from local Holocaust survivors, reading their bios, watching video testimony, and exploring their artifacts and photos.
- Writing, Art and Film Contest - Entries accepted through May. The Writing, Art, and Film contest challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust and to consider how individual actions, big and small, make a difference. Students can respond creatively or by writing an argumentative essay.
- Letters from a Dachau Liberator- The Wilsey collection features 280+ letters, photographs, and more from Dr. Wilsey’s time in the U.S. Army, including the liberation of Dachau and experiences thereafter healing survivors. Researchers, historians, and students alike have found the letters extraordinary. Dr. Wilsey and his family were longtime residents of Spokane, Washington.
- Featured Artifacts - Highlighted artifacts from the Holocaust Center for Humanity's collection.
We are following King County guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19:
- Encouraging employees to maintain healthy habits, such as frequent hand washing and staying home when sick.
- Enhancing cleaning protocols to frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces.
- Postponing events and gatherings, especially to accommodate people at high risk of severe illness (those over 60 years of age, and anyone who has underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems, or is pregnant).
Thank you for your continued support as we face these uncertain times together.