Support from individuals, foundations and corporations like you helped make a profound difference in the education of future generations, providing opportunities for students from across the Midwest to learn the important lessons of history, their continuing relevance for today, and implications for the future.  During the last academic year (2012-13), we achieved the following:

  • 43,097 students visited the Museum to learn core lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides through testimony from survivors and docent-led tours
  • 10,468 students from low income backgrounds received Opportunity Scholarships to travel to the Museum for a field trip at low or no cost.
  • 258 teachers gained best practices in teaching genocide awareness, character education, and the Holocaust through professional development seminars.
  • 5,057 students engaged in learning modules and discussions centered on the books, DVDs, and other materials loaded in our Teaching Trunks and shipped to schools too distant from the Museum.
  • 453 law enforcement officers explored themes of abuse of authority, stereotyping, hate crimes and ethnical choices in the context of the Holocaust and current events during intensive training days onsite at the Museum.

As the Midwest’s largest museum resource for Holocaust and human rights education, our hands-on learning opportunities encourage participants to learn the harsh implications of hatred and indifference – ranging from playground bullying to hate crimes and in extreme cases, to genocide – and what they need to do to eliminate it all together.




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