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The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust was established to develop an educational program to prevent future atrocities similar to the systematic program of genocide of six million Jews and others by the Nazis. This program is designed to honor the survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants and the South Carolinians and their descendants who participated in the liberation of the concentration camps. The Council plans annual observances of the Holocaust and maintains a Holocaust Virtual Library as a digital information resource.     

Scholarship Winner

Eileen Chepenik made the scholarship presentation at Charleston’s Yom HaShoah observance. The winner, Hayes Hoover, attends Connections Academy, which is a virtual school.

Hayes will go to Clemson next year and he is only 15 years old (graduating two years ahead of schedule). He is pictured here with his parents and Holocaust survivor Joe Engel. He had never met a survivor before! It was so meaningful for him.

Click Here to read his winning essay.

Biennial Travel/Study Tour to Poland

Sunday, June 18 through Monday June 26, 2017. Cities to visit will be Warsaw, Lublin and Krakow while traveling as a group in a deluxe motorcoach. Death camps, work camps, memorials and museums are on the itinerary.

Click Here for more info.

Triumph of the Soul: Two Stories of Holocaust Survival

Monday, April 11th to Thursday April 14th.

All programs free and open to the public. Contact Amy Vaz with questions by phone at 864-382-9383 or email

Click Here for event locations and times.





2016 Summer Course
Civic Awareness and Choosing to Participate:
Lessons From the Holocaust that are Relevant Today

A 3 s.h. graduate course sponsored by the SC Council on the Holocaust and held at Columbia College

Open to all certified S.C. teachers

Taught by Dr. Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, and Dr. Chris Burkett , Columbia College

Date: July 10-15, 2016 with a preliminary Workshop on June 18, 2016

Cost for the entire course is $125.00 Early registration before April 1st is $100.00 (this includes tuition, room and board, and reference materials)

Click here for Application.

For more information, please email or call Barbara Parker, Administrative Associate 803-772-4788 or

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust
Scholarship 2016

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust is pleased to offer a scholarship for graduating seniors that honors the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend a two- or four-year college or university, with matriculation to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship is open to students in the state of South Carolina.

Students must submit a 750- to 1,500-word essay with a Works Cited page in MLA format addressing the following topic: Several years ago the South Carolina Superintendent of Education proposed cutting the funding for the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. Write a convincing argument about the importance and relevance of Holocaust education to South Carolina today.

For more information and the application [click here].

Please note - save the form to your computer. The form can be filled out using Adobe Acrobat DC free reader or printed. Use this link to get the free Acrobat program.

Registration form 2016 for fall Holocaust conference

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust Teacher Advisory Committee Presents the 11th Annual Teacher Workshop.

Friday, October 21, 2016, Columbia College; Columbia, S.C.

Registration and Refreshments
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM;

Workshop 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Keynote Speaker: Hugo Schiller Holocaust Survivor and South Carolina Resident.

Hugo grew up in Nazi Germany, where his family had lived for generations. His parents were forced to sell their business by decree, since they were Jewish. Hugo’s father was arrested in 1938, and then Hugo was forced out of public school by Nazi decree and into a Jewish school. Then, in 1940, he and his parents were deported to a Jewish concentration camp in France, without any idea where their final destination would be. They were later transported to Auschwitz, where his parents died.

For more information and the application [click here].

Please note - save the form to your computer. The form can be filled out using Adobe Acrobat DC free reader or printed. Use this link to get the free Acrobat program.


film festival

Mr. Robbie Waisman.

Two Dates Available.

Furman Younts Conference Center Monday, November 9th at 7 pm


St. Joseph's Catholic School Pope John Paul II Center Tuesday, November 10th at 7 pm

Join us for a thought provoking experience about the resiliency of the human spirit with a first-hand account from Mr. Robbie Waisman, one of about 900 boys who survived the Buchenwald concentration camp.

For more information Click Here to download the flyer or Click Here for Mr. Robbie Waisman's Biography..

South Carolina Voices:
Lessons from the Holocaust

Thanks to a grant from the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, ETV created a forum on the Holocaust to provide teachers access to a variety of resources when teaching their students about this tragic chapter from human history.

Available now on the forum is South Carolina: Lessons from the Holocaust. This curriculum package is made up of a teacher's guide and interviews with South Carolinians who survived the Holocaust and those who liberated the concentration camps or witnessed the atrocities that took place at them.

Click Here to visit the SCETV Holocaust Forum

Bulletin Board News

A Message of Love, Life, and Miracles
Click Here to read article

Belfer National Conference for Educators
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Children Remembering Children in the Holocaust
Full Story

Lesson Plans from
Summer Holocaust Teacher's Institutes

Now available

Four Survivors Highlight
Holocaust Seminar Course
Full Story

Summerville Evening Rotary Honors Holocaust Survivor
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