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

In Memoriam

Our community mourns the passing of Dr. Selden Smith

  It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Dr. Selden K. Smith on February 12,  2018 at the age of 88.

  Dr. Smith devoted much of his life to justice, tolerance and combatting hatred. He was truly the "father" of Holocaust  Education in South Carolina. His tireless efforts to teach the lessons of the Holocaust have been an inspiration to many  and his mentorship and guidance has influenced others to follow in his footsteps.


Read how Selden Smith tansformed Holocaust education in the Midlands


  • 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.

AHO Statement

Holocaust Organizations, Scholars and Educators Sound Alarm on Surge in Hate Crimes.


Poland Trip Photos
Pictures from 2015 & 2017


A House Resolution
April 11th, 2018 @ 11am
SC State House
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AHO Annual Conference
June 2nd-5th, 2018
Mobile, Alabama


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