Holocaust Education Program

Lessons of the Past Teach Tolerance in the Present
The Holocaust Education Program is Generously Supported by the Viterbi Family Foundation

The Holocaust Education Program (HEP) draws upon lessons of the past to implement methods of appreciating diversity. While the Holocaust was an event that victimized Jews, its evil is universal. Innovative programming helps in building tolerance, creating dialogues, and promoting a greater appreciation of diversity. The Astor Judaica Library and Community Holocaust Memorial Garden provide ideal settings for this program.

The Holocaust Education Program has:
• Developed a comprehensive curriculum for students from elementary to high schools.
• Created more than 50 informational binders to assist educators.
• Provided training to teachers, to help them create multimedia lesson plans.
• Organized many literary and cultural outreach activities for all age groups.

Holocaust Memorial Garden

The Holocaust Memorial Garden was dedicated in April 2000. It consists of a granite memorial call the Wall of Names, which lists the names of 700 victims of the Holocaust, each with a surviving relative in San Diego.

A second wall lists the name of Holocaust survivors living in San Diego at the time of the Garden's dedication.

A third wall lists the chronology of the Holocaust from 1933-1945, along with names of concentration and labor camps.

The names of communities affected by the Holocaust are etched into the stones of the garden, and a special stone remembers the Righteous Among the Nations.