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


Christine Beresniova, PhD - Executive Director

Christine Beresniova is the Executive Director of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. Previously, Dr. Beresniova worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC designing teacher training programs. In 2017, she published her first book, Holocaust Education in Lithuania: Community, Conflict, and the Making of Civil Society, based on her PhD in Education Policy from Indiana University. She is excited to be in South Carolina where so much meaningful Holocaust education is already being done at all levels.

Dr. Beresniova’s current priorities with the Council are 1) to enhance the collection of testimonies from South Carolina Holocaust survivors and liberators by making them more user-friendly for the classroom; 2) to expand program and resource offerings for educators; 3) and to bring the work of the Council to new audiences. You will see Dr. Beresniova traveling around the state throughout the next year to meet with teachers, administrators, and community leaders and to learn new ways the Council can better support
              Holocaust education.