South Carolina Council on the Holocaust

“The work that the SC Council on the Holocaust does is so important for our students in South Carolina. Having a chance to discuss and reflect on the past gives students the tools to be better citizens for our future.”

--Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education


  • 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.

Summer Class

This is 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

Photos & Videos

Poland Trip
Pictures from 2015

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.

To read the winning essay CLICK HERE.

For additional information on how you can apply for a scholarship click more info below.


Donations are tax deductable and will be used to continue teaching and reminding both children and adults the lessons of the Holocaust.

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