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.

Established in 1989, the Center supports teachers in the public and private schools of Washington State and in the Pacific Northwest, making it possible to introduce Holocaust studies into their curricula. The Holocaust Center for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Stories of Courage and Compassion

Welcome to Our Home

 

I Can Make a Difference

 

 

From Generation to Generation

 

 

2017 Annual Report

Thank you to everyone who supported the Center in 2017!
Click the image below to view the Center's 2017 Annual Report.

Annual Report 2017

 

 

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
  • Eudcation Tours
  • Support and consultation for educators

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

Contact Us

 

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 Marina
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
Les Liggins, Seattle Police Department, Retired Captain
Rabbi James Mirel, Temple B'nai Torah
Jack Schaloum, Federal Army Navy Surplus, Business Owner
Michael Spektor, Spektor Dental Center, Periodontist
Janet Turpen, Community Volunteer

Honorary Board

Cheryl Berenson, Community Volunteer
Marc A. Boman, Perkins Coie LLP, Attorney, Partner
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