News and Events


The Selden K. Smith Holocaust Collection

Richland Library welcomes items from the personal Holocaust collection of Dr. Selden K. Smith. Housed primarily at Richland Library Main, the collection features over 250 items including biographies, histories, religious texts, and even cookbooks.
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Statement on the Attack on Babyn Yar

Along with the Association of Holocaust Organizations, the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust joins the world in strongly condemning the missile attack damaging the Babyn Yar memorial site built to honor the memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust who were murdered at Babyn Yar.
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Student Contest

2022-2023 Holocaust Art & Writing Contest

The South Carolina Council on the Holocaust is excited to announce a partnership with Chapman University of Orange County, California to offer an art and writing contest for students in South Carolina.

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Importance of Holocaust Education

We have new video resources regarding the importance of Holocaust education. The videos can be found under "Education" and by clicking on the link titled "Importance of Holocaust Education". The videos include interviews with Robert Caslen (President of USC), Senator Katrina Shealy, Molly Spearman (Superintendent of Education), and Mayor Steve Benjamin.
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75th Anniversary of the Auschwitz Liberation Commemoration

International Holocaust Remembrance Day was designated by The United Nations General Assembly to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. On this day, we honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and recommit ourselves to developing educational programs that help prevent future genocides.
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Palmetto Scene Special: SC Holocaust Commemoration

Features interview with Elisha Wiesel. He is the only child of Holocaust survivor, author, professor, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel.

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