Observing Holocaust Remembrance Week
Date Posted: 1/24/2023
Passed in 2019, Senate Bill 1828 established an annual Holocaust Remembrance Week in Texas public schools and instructs the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) to develop or approve materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week.
This year, Holocaust Remembrance Week is observed the week of Jan. 23–27. (International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.)
THGAAC provides an array of resources that can strengthen young people's grasp of the atrocities that unfolded during the Holocaust. Educators can visit the THGAAC webpage to explore age-appropriate lesson plans, readings, and audiovisual content for their classrooms.
Texas is also home to four Holocaust museums:
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
- Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
- El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center
THGAAC’s mission is to “combat and confront hatred, prejudice, and indifference by educating all Texans about the Holocaust and other genocides in an effort to dismantle antisemitism and prevent such future atrocities.”
ATPE hopes you will join us in observing this week and saying, “Never again.”