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

Activities and Events coordinated with the   
“Holocaust Remembered” exhibit at McKissick Museum

The Columbia Holocaust Education Commission is happy to announce the showing of the “Holocaust Remembered” exhibit at the University of South Carolina in McKissick Museum from January 9-April 8, 2017.   The exhibit is on the second floor in the foyer of the Museum.  A special thank you goes to the staff of the Museum, Jane Przybysz, Ned Puchner, and Amanda Belue, for all of their support and guidance.

Surrounding the opening and showing of the exhibit are many activities related to the study of the Holocaust.  Please try to attend one or more of these interesting and scholarly events.   

January 20-21, 2017—Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech—One man show-“Wiesenthal” 7:30pm

Feb 7, 2017—Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship—Dr. Jon D Levenson, “The Binding of Isaac in the Three ‘Abrahamic Traditions”—The Jewish –Christian-Muslim Debate.” Capstone 7:30pm

Feb 9, 2017
—“The Boys of Birkenau” Movie and discussion by writer Sarah Spoto at Spears Concert Hall at Columbia College, 7pm

Feb 26-27, 2017—Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank—sponsored by Chabad and USC Doyle Stevick.  Feb 26 at Chabad House, Feb 27 at Koger center with USC student scholars and invited guests. Portable Holocaust Remembered exhibit will be taken to event.

March 12, 2017—Historic Columbia Jewish walking tour, advance reservations recommended. Contact Historic Columbia for more information.

March 20, 2017
—Echoes and Reflections, a professional develop program for teachers facilitated by Yad Vashem faculty. McKissick classroom, time 8 am-1pm. 
Registration required, contact Marlene Roth at   $10 fee registration.

March 27-28, 2017
—Ina-Esther Joost Ben –Sasson, Principal Cellist of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 both evenings, solo performance and with USC Chamber Orchestra

April 9, 2017—distribution of supplement Holocaust Remembered- “Children of the Holocaust” by The State paper and all McClatchy papers in South Carolina

April 23, 2017—Yom Hashoah community commemoration, Temple Tree of Life, 5 pm, featuring child survivor Hugo Schiller of Myrtle Beach.  Our portable exhibit “Holocaust Remembered” will be taken to event.
Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust, the Lessons of the Holocaust, and our Jewish heritage contributions to Columbia.  Thank you all!!

Lilly Filler and Lyssa Harvey, Co-Chairs



Holocaust Remembered Exhibit dates for 2017

film festival

January 9- April 8th 2017
University of South Carolin McKissisk Museum

April 9th - April 30th 2017
Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center

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