Welcome to the Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education.

In Memoriam

Our community mourns the passing of Dr. Selden Smith

  It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Dr. Selden K. Smith on February 12,  2018 at the age of 88.

  Dr. Smith devoted much of his life to justice, tolerance and combatting hatred. He was truly the "father" of Holocaust  Education in South Carolina. His tireless efforts to teach the lessons of the Holocaust have been an inspiration to many  and his mentorship and guidance has influenced others to follow in his footsteps.


Read how Selden Smith tansformed Holocaust education in the Midlands

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Our Mission

The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education was formed in May 2010 to further the programs of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust.

To view videos and testimony of SC Holocaust Liberators, click here.

Upcoming Events

    Legacies of Genocide
    Monday March 24, 2019 @ 7pm
    My Carolina Alumni Center Ballroom
    900 Senate St.
    Columbia, SC 29201
    More Info Here

    "The Yellow Ticket"
    Sunday, March 31 2019
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Recital Hall, School of Music
    University of South Carolina
    More Info Here

    Mary Burkett's Beloved Exhibit
    April 17th - 18th
    The Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
    Columbia, SC
    More Info Here

    Drawing on History
    Summer Seminar for Middle, High School, and College Educators
    July 7th-13th, 2019
    Columbia, SC
    More Info Here

A Thank You From the Foundation!

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Donations are tax deductable and will be used to continue teaching and reminding both children and adults the lessons of the Holocaust.

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Summerville Evening Rotary Honors Holocaust Survivor

Summerville Evening Rotary Club President Mike Kreft
presents a check for $250 to Holocaust survivor
Joe Engel for the Selden K. Smith Foundation for
Holocaust Education. Engel spoke to the Club about
his experiences in the Holocaust.

He got a standing ovation!