The Holocaust was an event that, to this day, is difficult to understand, interpret and teach. Middle and high school students often struggle to relate to the topic, because they are so far removed from it. The Holocaust Center strives to transform the traditional model of lecture-based Holocaust education into an interactive learning experience.

On June 26, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed a Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill into Pennsylvania state law. Act 70 of 2014 strongly recommends that schools include content about the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights in the curriculum for grades six through 12. The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is the region’s primary resource for Holocaust education and Act 70 training.

If you are a teacher who wants to learn more about the Holocaust and earn Act 48 credits, join us at our upcoming teacher trainings!

A Note About the 2020 Summer Teachers’ Institute

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, we must prioritize the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is taking a cautionary approach and will no longer host a face-to-face Summer Teachers Institute in 2020.
In its place, Facing History and Ourselves is offering the online seminar version of The Holocaust and Human Behavior to educators, beginning in June 2020. The workshop’s content will be delivered in a self-directed online format over the course of 5 weeks. The course beginning in June is open to educators from across the country, building connections through online discussion forums.
The program is free for participants and eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 continuing education credits. For more information or to register for The Holocaust and Human Behavior, please visit: