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 Council Condemns and Mourns the Attack at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

 The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust joins with the rest of the country in grieving the horrific acts perpetrated at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend. We remain committed to providing educational outreach about the Holocaust, antisemitism, and genocide across the state so that we can help to promote a society free of prejudice and discrimination. For more information about the educational work of the Council, including bringing programs about the Holocaust to your school or community, please contact Christine Beresniova

The Council's Statement on Holocaust Denial

   Holocaust denial is the untenable assertion that the Holocaust did not happen. Similarly, Holocaust distortion and   minimization are forms of denial that argue that the numbers of Jews murdered were exaggerated or that the Nazi   state did not systematically murder Jews.



  • 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.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Condemns the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack. For the full statement by the Museum, please click here.

Council Statement on the Standards

View the Council's statement regarding the Omission of the Term "Holocaust" from the Revised South Carolina State Educational Standards


Poland Trip Photos
Pictures from 2015 & 2017


Legacies of Genocide: From the Holocaust to Rwanda and Beyond

Monday March 24, 2019 @ 7pm
My Carolina Alumni Center Ballroom
900 Senate St.
Columbia, SC 29201

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"The Yellow Ticket"

Sunday, March 31 2019
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Recital Hall, School of Music
University of South Carolina

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Mary Burkett's Beloved Exhibit

April 17th - 18th
The Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
Columbia, SC

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Drawing on History

Summer Seminar for Middle, High School, and College Educators
July 7th-13th, 2019

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