Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education
"Remembering the Past, Learning from the Present,
Photo by Laura Going
Thank you to all who attended our Spring event.
Questions? E-mail us at NWCHE@wwu.edu.
The Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education is a project at Western Washington University, begun in September of 1998, to assist educators in the design and implementation of Holocaust, genocide and ethnocide-related studies and is dedicated to remembering and learning from the past in order to promote the human rights of all people. The NWCHGEE's initiatives and activities are consistent with House Bill 2212, which states:
Every public high
school is encouraged to include in its curriculum, instruction on the
events of the period in modern world history known as the Holocaust,
during which six million Jews and millions of non-Jews were exterminated.
The instruction may also include other examples from both ancient and
modern history where subcultures or large human populations have been
eradicated by the acts of mankind. The studying of this material is a
reaffirmation of the commitment of free peoples never again to permit such
-excerpt from chapter
L-R: Jim Lortz, director of "My Name is Noémi";
Bellingham resident, teacher, and Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban;
NWCHGEE director, Dr. Ray Wolpow
Frequently Visited Links
Information on the Kristallnacht Memorial Window
Check out our page on the genocide in Zimbabwe