Holocaust Education and Commemoration

The goals of Lappin Foundation’s efforts to teach and commemorate the Holocaust are to:

  • Honor the lives and the memory of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust
  • Heed the lessons of the Holocaust
  • Demonstrate the dangers of discrimination and dehumanization
  • Nurture kindness and compassion in young people for a just and humane society

Contact Deborah Coltin (978-740-4428; dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org) for information about a Holocaust education program for your school or organization.

Holocaust Symposium for High School Students

“Every school should participate in the Holocaust program. Our students and staff were amazed by the content, presentation and real life examples provided. Every student needs to learn about, understand and remember this historical event with the goal of ensuring it never happens again.”
Dr. Ryan Plosker
Executive Director and Founder
New England Academy
Beverly, MA

The Teddy Bear – The True Story of Michael Gruenbaum, Survivor of Terezin Concentration Camp

The Teddy Bear is a Holocaust education film project of Lappin Foundation. The film is narrated by survivor Michael Gruenbaum, who spent two-and-a-half years in Terezin as a child. The film is appropriate for middle school age children and older. The length is approximately 12 minutes. A teacher’s guide is available.

Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau

“When you listen as a witness, you become a witness.”
Elie Wiesel, Nobel-prize winning writer and Holocaust survivor

The Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project is a global education and arts program whose mission is to paint and display 1.5 million ceramic butterlfies to honor and remember the 1.5 million Jewish children killed in the Holocaust.



Antisemitism Defined

Lappin Foundation adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Read the full text of IHRA’s definition here.

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