Updated May 4, 2020
Temporary Closure - The Holocaust Center is temporarily closed to the public. Please check back for updates on when we will reopen. Staff will be working 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.
- When possible, events are being moved to online programming.
- Speakers Bureau in-person engagements are suspended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year in accordance with the statewide school closure. However we are scheduling virtual presentations using Zoom. Visit the Speakers Bureau page for more information.
- Field Trips are suspended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Visit the Field Trip page for more information.
We will resume various programs when it is safe to do so. Please continue to check this webpage for updates as the situation evolves.
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.
- Recommended Lessons & Activities (that don't require a teacher)
- Virtual Lunch-and-Learns - Every Tuesday! With members of the Holocaust Center's Speakers Bureau.
- 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 July 1. 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.
Thank you for your continued support as we face these uncertain times together.