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Welcome to the IHE

The Institute for Holocaust Education strives to provide quality Holocaust education programming across Nebraska and beyond. We offer resources and training for educators, as well as events for students and the general public. 


Help to ensure the IHE can continue to provide education to our community by donating today.


 "Tribute to the Rescuers" Essay Contest

Open to all students in 9th through 12th grades, the "Tribute to the Rescuers" Essay Contest is a unique opportunity for students to explore the topic of moral courage displayed by individuals or groups. This essay contest is inspired by the people of Denmark. Threatened by their Nazi occupiers, in 1943 the Danish people organized a national effort to send 7,200 Jews by fishing boats to neutral Sweden. This effort by the citizens of Denmark resulted in the highest Jewish survival rate of any European country during World War II.  The Danish citizens provide a unique example of courage and concern; jeopardizing their own lives to spare those of their fellow countrymen. 

Student essays are judged in two separate grade level categories (9-10 and 11-12). Cash prizes are awarded to the top three essays in each grade level category. Individual students can enter the contest or teachers can use this as a supplemental assignment in their classrooms. Visit the Essay Contest page to learn more about the contest and how to enter! 

POSTMARK DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2018
AWARDS CEREMONY: APRIL 30, 2018


 
 
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Searching for Humanity 

Exhibit at the Stragetic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

The Searching for Humanity: Veterans, Victims and Survivors of World War II exhibit tells a powerful story about the Holocaust and those who rescued survivors from concentration camps. Your class can tour the exhibit, participate in hands-on activities and ADL anti-bias training, and learn from Holocaust survivor.

To sign your class up click here! 

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Art & the Holocaust

 

Art program for area middle schools

Join the IHE and other Omaha area middle school art teachers in participating in the Institute for Holocaust Education’s Art & the Holocaust program. The program is designed to encourage middle school art classes to study the Holocaust and make connections between that period of history and art.

For more information click here! 


 
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H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund
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David Gilinsky & Katherine Finnegan
Dora Goldstrom

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Milton M. Kleinberg
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Steve & Bonnie Levinger
David Lieberman
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Jane & Allan Murow
Mary-Beth & Bruce Muskin
Amy Nachman
Gary Nachman
Linda Neumann-Potash
Murray & Sharee Newman
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Steve Nogg
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