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New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education


Maud Dahme

Maud Dahme Award - This award is to an individual who has demonstrated the moral courage and sense of humanity of an upstander in defending others.

Jill Cerqueira - Teacher
Holmdel, NJ

Emily Heerema - Student
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Theresa Szymanski - Teacher
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School – Summit

Christina Bianco

Emari DiGiorgio
Professor of Writing
Stockton College

Diane D’Amico
Press of Atlantic City

Thomas H. Kean
Debra Maller

Edmund S. Palagyi

David C. Lugo
David C. Lugo

Gene Woods

S.K. Duff
2016: S.K. Duff

Rita Rikka-Williams

Stella Siciliano


The core mission of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of New Jersey. On a continual basis, the Commission shall survey the status of Holocaust/Genocide Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; provide programs in New Jersey; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state. The Commission will provide assistance and advice to the public and private schools and will meet with county and local school officials, and other interested public and private organizations, to assist with the study of the Holocaust and genocide.

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Phil Kirschner, Esq.

Lawrence M. Glaser
Executive Director
(609) 376-3968 phone

State of New Jersey
Commission on Holocaust Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-8599 fax

The New Jersey Holocaust Commission is an autonomous body operating under its own policies and positions. It acts as a resource to the Department of Education to assist schools with various aspects of meeting the requirements of the mandate to provide Holocaust and genocide education. The commission provides curriculum outlines and suggested activities; identifies and publicizes demonstration sites for other districts to contact; and recommends informational resources and materials for teachers and students to use in the state.

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