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.

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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

  • Lost Childhood: The Story of the Birkenau Boys
    Columbia, SC
    February 25th and 27th, 2018 at 7:00pm


A Thank You From the Foundation!

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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!