Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Inc.

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.tnholcom.org

Mission Statement

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission's mission is to provide education and promote remembrance of the Holocaust to the state of Tennessee. THC provides teachers, students and individuals with seminars, resources, workshops, traveling exhibits and commemorations to create awareness of the Holocaust; to fight prejudice and to encourage tolerance and understanding among all people.

Main Programs

  1. Holocaust Educational Conferences
  2. Living On Exhibition
  3. Holocaust Memories Film Archive Project
  4. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Seminar
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

The State of Tennessee

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Ms. Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky

Keywords

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Education, Community, Conflict Resolution, Bullying, Character Education, DAVIDSON, THC, tnholcom, Discrimination, Prejudice

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EIN

62-1649210

 Number

2108961415

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments: 1) We expanded our Holocaust Education Conferences for teachers and students from 1 Middle Tennessee Conference to 4 conferences this year one in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville to include all the grand divisions of the state. 2) We digitized our entire collection of survivor and U.S. military recorded histories. 3) We expanded our diversity training outreach to include the Metro Nashville Police Recruit Academy and several school districts. 3) We held our 32nd Annual State Day of Remembrance in March at the State Capitol. Current Year Goals: 1)Provide training and support to children and grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors so that they may serve as surrogates for their family histories. 2) Complete curriculum website to accompany Tennessee State Archives and individual survivor/liberator testimony. 3)To develop new opportunities within the greater community to benefit from the success of our prior year's diversity training.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Holocaust Educational Conferences

Day-long conferences introducing teachers and students to in-depth study and research focused topics on the Holocaust. Each conference includes a "talk-back" session with local survivors, refugees, and liberators who were eyewitnesses to this crisis in history. Recent topics have included: Voices From the Holocaust: Moving from Reflection to Action-The Decision is Yours- A study of diary entries recovered from children and adolescents who witnessed the Holocaust. The Power of Responsibility in the Holocaust and the Age of Genocide-This conference focused on the Teaching History Matters Project which has reunited over 200 survivors and liberators of a death train liberated on April 13, 1945 in Farsleben, Germany. We Were There/We Are Here-An in depth look at the villagers of Le Chambon who sheltered 5,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied France.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 2

Living On Exhibition

Living On was first developed as a museum exhibition. Today it is both a traveling exhibition and an original documentary film. In the Living On exhibition you will see faces of Tennesseans who are both survivors of and witnesses to the Holocaust. The exhibition exists because each of these courageous individuals was willing to revisit painful memories, telling his or her story in hopes that history might never repeat itself.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Holocaust Memories Film Archive Project

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission Holocaust Memories Film Archive Project is composed from 80 hours of film footage of 100 Tennesseans who are Holocaust survivors, refugees, and U.S. military liberators. Our project consists of updating and editing this footage from its unused archive status to digital platforms and formats, where the footage could be easily accessed and utilized as an educational resource that preserves, sustains, and teaches this important legacy through educational DVDs and online access as well as accompanying curricular resources.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 4

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Seminar

The Tennessee Holocaust Commission offers a three day seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for secondary teachers. This intensive learning and interactive opportunity is designed for all subject areas grades 7-12. Funding for this opportunity comes from the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, grants, donations, and from each participant or their school system.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$3,600.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

The State of Tennessee

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

1)Identify funding sources to provide training and support to children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors so that they may serve as surrogates for their family histories.$11,6002) Continue and complete the development of curriculum to accompany the interview segments $7,500 3) Identify funding sponsorship to support educational conferences throughout the state of Tennessee $10,000 4) Identify funding sponsorship to support Teacher Seminar at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum $12,0005) Additional staff to meet our expanding requests for our services $30,000

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THE TENNESSEE HOLOCAUST COMMISSION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky

BIO

Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky has a strong background in curriculum development and teacher training serving in the field of education for twenty-six years. Ms. Kahane-Kaminsky is a first generation American child of Belgian Holocaust refugees. As the daughter of refugees, she has grown up hearing the stories of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Ms. Kahane-Kaminsky is passionate about the mission of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission and the importance of communicating the meaning of the Holocaust to succeeding generations so that genocide becomes a thing of the past and history does not repeat itself.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Tennessee Holocaust Commission is one of the oldest and most recognized commissions in the United States. In 1996, new legislation recreated the Commission to recognize its primary role as education and to create a parallel not-for-profit body. For 32 years, the Tennessee Holocaust Commission has been promoting remembrance of the Holocaust to the state of Tennessee by providing teachers, students and individuals with seminars, resources, workshops, traveling exhibits and commemorations. Through conscientious oversight and guidance from Commissioners throughout the state, we continue to fulfill our mission of creating awareness of the Holocaust to fight prejudice and to encourage tolerance and understanding among all people."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Larry Leibowitz

Community Volunteer

Term: Sept 2014 - Nov 2018

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