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Camp survivors gather around an American jeep, Mauthausen, Austria, May 1945. USHMM

The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust is a state agency in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, established in 1981 by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., and authorized in 1985 by the General Assembly. It is composed of twenty-four members, of whom six are Holocaust survivors or first-generation lineal descendants of survivors. All members are volunteers appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House, or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; six are appointed at large.

Through its education and commemoration programs, the Council strives to help prevent atrocities similar to the systematic program of mass murder by the Nazis of six million Jews and other targeted groups, including Roma (gypsies), homosexuals, handicapped persons, and religious and political dissidents, from 1933 to 1945.

Visit us at the annual conferences of the North Carolina Council on the Social Studies, the North Carolina English Teachers Association, and the North Carolina School Library Media Association.

Please consider a contribution to the North Carolina Holocaust Foundation to support the Council's teacher workshops and other programs in North Carolina. For information and to inspect the Foundation's Form 990, contact Council Chair Michael Abramson.

See a one-page overview of the Council's offerings.
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