Institute for Holocaust EducationTeacher materials, an essay contest, a multimedia curriculum, state-standards lessons and lecture programs are available through the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE). See below for details on ADL’s many Holocaust awareness and remembrance programs:


  • Tribute to the Rescuers Essay Contest:  This annual nation-wide essay contest for 9th-12th grades offers students the opportunity to explore through personal essays an historical event that demonstrates how a single person can take a stand against injustice and work to effect change. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners of the contest which has attracted more than 2,200 participants since the contest began in 2003
  • Echoes and Reflections:  ADL’s award-winning multimedia curriculum includes everything an educator needs to teach the complex issues of the Holocaust. Developed by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education and Yad Vashem, the program uses a wide spectrum of interactive tools to reach today’s generation of students. Each of the ten interdisciplinary lessons is accompanied by audiovisual testimony, primary source documents, poetry and literature excerpts, maps, photographs, timelines, a glossary and student handouts. Workshops are offered through the Institute for Holocaust Education which has trained more than 600 teachers in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.
  • Bearing Witness: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Contemporary Issues:Through ADL’s Bearing Witness program, the Institute for Holocaust Education provides Catholic school educators with the training, strategies and resources for teaching the Holocaust as well as addressing the historical relationship between Jewish and Catholic communities and the history of anti-Semitism, from biblical times to modern day.


Traveling exhibitions using the lens of the Holocaust are available for viewing in the Pennie Z. Davis Gallery for Holocaust Education.