Education Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)

Period of Performance

6/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Funding Totals

$109,150.00 (approved)
$106,629.00 (awarded)

Sustaining Virtual Education Programs at the Holocaust Center for Humanity

FAIN: AH-274614-20

Holocaust Center for Humanity (Seattle, WA 98121-2205)
Dee Simon (Project Director: May 2020 to July 2023)

Salaries and supplies for staff to lead online programs, including courses for students and teacher development workshops.

The generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities would ensure that the Holocaust Center for Humanity could retain its staff and continue to provide online resources for our community during this difficult time. Throughout 2020, our education department will create and manage more programs, including moving our annual Powell Summer Institute for educators to an online platform, piloting a new form of Speakers Bureau presentations which include more student engagement and shorter timeframes, training Speakers Bureau members on how to effectively present virtually, creating additional educator professional development workshops in partnership with local and national organizations, and continuing our successful online Lunch-and-Learn series for the community.

Media Coverage

A Seattle-area Holocaust survivor has hope: ‘You are looking at a person who has risen from the ashes’ (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Nicole Brodeur
Publication: The Seattle Times
Date: 8/30/2020
Abstract: Dee Simon, the Baral family executive director of the Holocaust Center for Humanity, said some survivors build walls around their past; remembering and speaking about it is too hard. “It’s the people who speak out who are truly heroes,” she said of survivors like Henry Friedman. “Every time they spoke, it was painful for them.”

Associated Products

Virtual Powell Summer Institute (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Virtual Powell Summer Institute
Author: Holocaust Center for Humanity Education Team
Abstract: In August of 2021, 22 teachers of students in grades 6-12 gathered virtually to network, learn, and practice using new tools to better educate about the Holocaust. The program featured guest lectures by speakers from American Friends of Yahad-In Unum, Pacific Lutheran University, and Western States Center. Evaluation of the program shows that 98% of participating Fellows surveyed would recommend the Holocaust Education Best Practices tools to a new teacher, and 94% rated the facilitator knowledge and skills in leading the program as "Excellent."
Date Range: 6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020
Location: Virtual
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: You can find announcements about our next upcoming Powell Summer Institute on our website, as well as a list of our other Teacher Training and Professional Development resources.

More Than Any Child Should Know: A Kindertransport Story of the Holocaust (Book)
Title: More Than Any Child Should Know: A Kindertransport Story of the Holocaust
Author: Paul Regelbrugge
Author: Julia Thompson
Author: Sean Dougherty
Abstract: What is it like for a child of eight to leave the only home he’s ever known, traveling alone by land and sea to an uncertain future? On the eve of World War II, this was the journey of young Steve Adler. Born in 1930 to a German-Jewish family, Steve was one of the lucky ones: finding refuge from persecution and danger during the Holocaust in England and later the United States. This true story takes the reader swirling along with moments in history as seen through Steve’s eyes: from the moment his happy world in Berlin was shattered; to separation, evacuation, and foster homes in England; and finally, to stability and strength in the United States. Steve’s refugee story transcends time and place to illuminate the costs of war and bigotry, while also offering a beacon of human hope and resilience. Steve later emigrated to the United States, ultimately settling in Seattle, Washington. Throughout his adult life, Steve used his story to champion the importance of Holocaust education as a longstanding member of the Holocaust Center for Humanity's Speakers Bureau.
Year: 2021
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Learn more about the making of the graphic novel (as well as where to buy a copy) on our website.
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 9781737760108
Copy sent to NEH?: No