Oregon Holocaust Resource Center
Contact: Kindra Lizarraga
The Oregon Holocaust Resource Center is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to communicating the lessons of the Holocaust to teachers, students and the general community in Oregon and southwest Washington, in fulfillment of the testament left by the victims to the survivors — to remember, to record, to understand, to explain, and to enlighten future generations.
The OHRC maintains teaching resources and curricular materials, the Sylvia Frankel Library & Archives, the Shirley Tanzer Oral History Project, and is a repository for documents, photographs, letters, and other Holocaust artifacts. It also has a Speaker’s Bureau that includes Holocaust survivors, liberators, and children of survivors as well as scholars who go out to schools, exhibit sites, and other institutions around the state.
The OHRC also organizes a series of annual educational events which include teachers’ workshops and seminars, the Sala Kryszek Writing and Art Competition, and the Middle and High School Holocaust Symposium. Center Programs targeted at the general public include lectures by internationally known scholars, film presentations, plays, exhibits and commemorative events such as Yom Hashoah, the Day of Holocaust Remembrance.