Council for Holocaust Education

What is the Council for Holocaust Education?

The Council for Holocaust Education, a partner body of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, exists to coordinate the education efforts of teachers and students in Holocaust education in the greater Tulsa area.

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What is the Educators’ Committee?

The Educators’ Committee consists of experienced teachers in both secondary and higher education from the Greater Tulsa Area. These educators advise the Council on the pedagogical aspects of our Holocaust programming.

Council and Educators Committee Members


The Eva Unterman
Holocaust Education Fund

In Memory of Dawid Sierakowiak
This endowment fund of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa honors Eva Unterman, who as a child survived the ghetto and camps, and has gone on to lead our community in meaningful and poignant Holocaust interfaith programs.
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What is the White Rose?

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The White Rose Essays

The 2015 White Rose Memorial Essay Contest

The 2015 White Rose Memorial Essay Contest Essay Form


  • 18th Annual Yom HaShoah – An Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration

    In August of 1944, the Nazis liquidated the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. Among the last prisoners to leave were 250 male and 250 female Jews deemed “essential” workers in one of the ghetto’s slave labor factories. This group of 500 was transported directly to Auschwitz, but their ordeal did not start or end there. Tulsa Continue Reading

  • Book Discussion: Roman’s Journey

    Roman Halter is a boisterous Jewish schoolboy when that Nazis invade his Polish hometown in 1939. Within days, his family home has been seized, and 12 year old Roman silently witnesses the brutal murder of his Jewish classmates. Roman then embarks upon a remarkable six-year journey through some of the darkest caverns of Nazi Europe, Continue Reading

  • When the Synagogues Burned: Making Sense of Kristallnacht

    On Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938, the Nazis destroyed hundreds of synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses in an unprecedented explosion of violence. But what did Kristallnacht mean to those who witnessed it? How did the victims, bystanders, and perpetrators understand the event, and how should we view it today? Jay Geller is the Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Continue Reading

  • Trains – Book Discussion

    Trains is the haunting and insightful memoir of hidden child Miriam Winter, who survived the Holocaust by pretending to be a Catholic in World War II Poland. Winter continued to hide her Jewish identity for two decades while living under Communism before finally telling the truth about her extraordinary life. Complimentary pizza provided.  RSVP by Dec Continue Reading

  • Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq

    As thousands of men, women, and children flee deadly religious persecution at the hands of Islamic extremists, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and its Holocaust Education Council stand in strong support of the U.S. government’s actions to provide life-saving humanitarian aid and military support of rescue efforts. Descendants of Kurds and followers of an ancient Continue Reading

  • Book Discussion: The Zookeeper’s Wife

    About the book: After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in empty animal cages.  Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story— sharing Antonina’s life Continue Reading

  • Summer Institute for Holocaust Educators

    The Council for Holocaust Education Presents the Summer Institute for Holocaust Educators Free curriculum and Up to 12 hours of professional development credit August 7-8, 2014 9:00AM – 4:00PM This training is designed for both new and experienced Holocaust educators who teach grades 8 & above. On Day 1 you will receive a free copy Continue Reading

  • 2014 Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration – Remembering the Forgotten Victims

    The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education invites the public to honor these forgotten victims at the 17th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration on Thurs., May 1 at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place. Dr. Nadine Blumer is the featured speaker and will address the topic, “Forgotten Holocaust Victims: How Germany Remembers the Roma.” Continue Reading

  • Kristallnacht Commemoration: Address Unknown

    The Council for Holocaust Education will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, with a reading of Kathrine Pressman Taylor’s short novella of letters Address Unknown on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sylvan Auditorium of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center (2021 E 71st Street). Published in 1938, Continue Reading