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

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Holocaust Remembered Exhibit - University of South Carolina McKissisk Museum
    January 9 - April 8th 2017

  • Holocaust Remembered Exhibit - Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
    April 9th - April 30th 2017

  • Yom Hoshoah Holocaust Memorial Day
    April 23 2017

  • Annual Teacher Workshop Columbia College Columbia, S.C.
    October 21, 2016

Make a Donation

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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The 2016 Midlands Gives and Lowcountry Giving Day community non-profit campaigns were a huge success. The Foundation wants to thank all our donors for their support and generosity.

Over $7000 was raised for the Holocaust Foundation!

Your contributions will ensure grant funding for Holocaust educational programming in our state. This programming includes such exciting projects and events as:

*An internationally traveling Anne Frank exhibit. We are proud to help sponsor this incredible teaching tool showcased at middle schools across the state. The exhibit features a chronological panel display of events in telling Anne Frank’s story as well as a documentary and book. Student docents are trained to lead student groups through the exhibit, and the exhibit is also made available to the community for viewing.

*Digitization of previously recorded testimony given by survivors in South Carolina. The Foundation has partnered with the S.C. Council on the Holocaust to bring testimony from our state’s survivors out of the shadows and onto the web. These testimonies will be available for public access on-line.

*Holocaust supplements. Both The State Newspaper in Columbia and The Post and Courier in Charleston will again feature a special Holocaust supplement in April 2016.

*Week-long Holocaust teachers’ workshop. This annual event will again be held in July at Columbia College, in addition to a day-long workshop in the fall.

* Mini grants. Numerous grants awarded to teachers for Holocaust books, speakers, student field trips and other Holocaust and intolerance related projects.

* Myrtle Beach Holocaust Memorial. A permanent Butterfly Memorial Monument at Grand Park to honor the memory of all the children who perished in the Holocaust was dedicated May 1, 2016.

* Teachers’ Study Trip to Poland. An intensive Holocaust study trip to Poland every other year visiting concentration camps, the Warsaw Ghetto, and other historically important sites with a Holocaust educator. Graduate credit is given to teachers. Next trip summer 2017



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!