Columbia Holocaust Education Commission

columbia holocaust memorial

mission statement

In an effort to inspire South Carolinians to remember and to learn from the Holocaust, and as a response to the creation of the Columbia Holocaust Memorial Monument, the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission is dedicated to promoting awareness of the Monument and fostering Holocaust education throughout South Carolina.

About Us


Midlands Gives 2020

Midlands Gives 2020
The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education is excited to be participating in Midlands Gives, a nonprofit fundraising challenge that takes place online during an 18-hour giving window each year. Donations to the Foundation during this time help preserve the memory of the Holocaust and educate future generations about it. The Foundation will continue to promote tolerance and justice for all. This is the only fundraising campaign that the SKS Foundation participates in, so please consider giving during this time no matter where you are located. Every donation helps us to reach our goal of promoting Holocaust education throughout the state. We thank you in advance for your support.

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75th Anniversary of Aushwitz Liberation Commemoration program

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.

Click here for video footage of the Commemoration

The Holocaust Remembered Exhibit Catalogue

 The recently published catalogue is a perfect accompaniment to the Holocaust Remembered Exhibit. It is a 40 page catalogue filled with images and stories of South Carolina Survivors and Liberators. The catalogue has each of the 24 panels of the exhibit replicated,comments by the creators of the the exhibit , explanation of the various themes of the exhibit and National and Statewide Resources for Holocaust Education. We invite you to add this to your personal collection or school library. The Columbia Holocaust Education Commission is offering this catalogue for a minimum donation of $18.
Online Donations Here

 For more information on bringing the Holocaust Remembered Exhibit to your school or church contact Cheryl Nail at or (803)787-2023.

New Resource: SC Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust

 We have added a new link on our resource page titled " | SC Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust". Here you view interviews of South Carolinians who survived the Holocaust and those who liberated the concentration camps or witnessed the atrocities that took place.

 To view the link please head over to our resource page or click here.

holocaust remembered exhibit

Holocaust Remembered is an unique Holocaust Exhibit that tells the personal stories of SC Survivors and Liberators. This exhibit was created to honor the memories of the survivors, liberators and all victims of the Holocaust. The lesson in teaching the Holocaust is to remember…
A portable exhibit is now available for loan. Click Here to download the form.

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