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.

More about the Council


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


 Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

If you missed this year’s event, you can watch a video of the night’s events here.

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.
Read more about The Eva Unterman Holocaust Education Fund

Donate To The Eva Unterman Holocaust Education Fund

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



  • 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

  • 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