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?

Click below to learn about the White Rose Essays.

What is the White Rose?

The 2016 White Rose Memorial Essay Contest


  • 2016 Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration to present “Close to Evil,” featuring Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental

      In 1944, 9-year-old Tomi Reichental was deported from his native Slovakia to the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. After the war, he eventually settled in Ireland, where he married, had a family and never spoke of his ordeal. Since breaking his silence, Reichental has come close to evil in the form of one of his Continue Reading

  • Financing the Future of Holocaust Education

    By Suzie Bogle, Director of Holocaust Education For the past 18 years, survivor Eva Unterman has devoted her time to Holocaust education and commemoration in Tulsa. The first annual Yom HaShoah was held in what is now the Lecture Hall of the CSJCC in 1998. Gerda Seifer was the speaker and the mostly Jewish audience Continue Reading

  • Book Discussion: I Was a Boy in Belsen

      I Was a Boy In Belsen is Tomi Reichental’s account of his childhood experience during the Holocaust, including his internment in the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. A native of Slovakia, Tomi has lived in Dublin, Ireland since 1959. He has received numerous awards for his commitment to Holocaust education in Ireland, and two feature-length Continue Reading

  • Propaganda and Persecution: A Personal Perspective

    Peter Feigl was a German schoolboy living in Vienna when the Nazis annexed Austria. Although Peter was baptized Catholic, the Nazis considered him racially Jewish. Peter’s parents sent him to a Catholic summer camp for safekeeping, and through an extended network of rescuers, he survived the war. His wartime diary was recovered and published in Continue Reading

  • Making Connections

    by Suzie Bogle, Director of Holocaust Education For three days at the end of July, 31 middle and high school teachers, seven Sherwin Miller Museum docents and one Holocaust Council member participated in our second annual Summer Institute for Holocaust Educators. They began by touring the Holocaust & Judaica exhibits at the museum, followed by Continue Reading

  • Book Discussion: The Drowned and the Saved

      Published months after Italian writer Primo Levi’s suicide in 1987, The Drowned and the Saved is a small but powerful look at Auschwitz, the hell where Levi was imprisoned during World War II. The book was Levi’s third on the subject, following Survival in Auschwitz (1947) and The Reawakening (1963). Removed from the experience Continue Reading

  • Summer Institute Returns

    The Council for Holocaust Education announces the return of their Summer Institute for educators, which will take place on July 29, 30 & 31 of this year. Last summer, 50 teachers from across the state attended a two-day Summer Institute, and this year a third day of enhanced training for returning teachers will be offered. Continue Reading

  • Remembering VE Day

    by Suzie Bogle, Director of Holocaust Education On Friday, May 8, the Jewish Federation of Tulsa commemorated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe – or VE Day – by bringing together World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors for a luncheon. Twenty veterans were in attendance, including Jewish veterans Howard Alexander, Joe Degen, Harriet Continue Reading

  • Pieces of the Puzzle

    By Suzie Bogle, Director of Holocaust Education On Thursday, April 16, Eva Unterman will address the Tulsa Community as the featured speaker at our 18th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration at Congregation B’nai Emunah. As the event’s organizer for the past 17 years, Eva has presented programs on numerous important topics with the input of survivors Continue Reading

  • Book Discussion: A Long Way Home

    Bob Golan was twelve years old when the Nazis and the Soviets invaded his native Poland. He and his family fled to the Ukraine and were later forcibly resettled in Siberia. Golan and his brother finally came to Palestine in the company of the “Tehran Children” ― a group of children who were rescued by Continue Reading

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