Honoring the Past, Protecting the Future

The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education teaches the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide. We serve Kansas, western Missouri and the Midwest.

MCHE is proud to announce our partnership with Union Station in providing programmatic and educational support for the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world.

More than 20 presentations and events for the public and educators are scheduled through January 2022.

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Learn from the survivors.

Adela Dagerman

Adela Kraus grew up in Nyírbátor, Hungary with her 6 brothers and 3 sisters. In 1944, when the Nazis invaded Hungary, Adela was 16 years old. Her family was briefly sent to a ghetto bef…

Alegre Tevet

Alegre Tevet was born in Drama, Greece where she lived with her parents and six siblings. She experienced the Italian and German occupations of Greece, many anti-Jewish restrictions, an…

Bertha Gutovitz

Bertha Cukier was born in 1922 in Białobrzegi, Poland. She and her family later moved to Radom where her father, Abraham, was a cobbler.  While in the Radom Ghetto, Bertha was saved by …

Bronia Roslawowski

Bronia Roslawowski was born in Turek, Poland to Bluma and Tzvi Eliezer Kibel. She attended public school and Hebrew school and displayed a talent for the violin. She also rode her bike,…

Clara Grossman

Clara Grossman was the second of Ann and Armin Hercz’s four children. Following the Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944, Clara and her family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. After a…

Dora Edelbaum

Dora Edelbaum was the fourth of five children born to Hinda and Hersh Kiwasz. When Dora was 12 years old, the Germans invaded Poland. Shortly after the invasion the Kiwasz family was re…

Ida Loeffler

Ida Loeffler, the sole survivor of her entire family, grew up in Krakow, Poland. In 1941, when she was 18, the Germans established a ghetto in the city and forced all the Jews into it. …

Joseph Greenbaum

Joseph Greenbaum was born in 1921 in Piotrków, Poland, the oldest in a family of eight children. When the Germans invaded Poland, Joseph initially fled the city with a non-Jewish friend…

Joseph Kanarek

Joseph Kanarek was born in Plonsk, Poland where he lived with his parents, Hershel and Goldie Kanarek, and his younger sister, Rachel. The family spent summer vacations in the country w…

June Feinsilver

June Feinsilver grew up in Lódz, Poland. Between 1941 and 1943, she was imprisoned in two Polish ghettos: first the Warsaw Ghetto, where she went to live with family, and then the Tomas…

Lea Indyk

Lea Indyk was one of seven children born to Szaja and Chaja Rozentik in Mszczonów, Poland. During the Holocaust she was forced into the Warsaw Ghetto before being deported to Majdanek, …

Leo Zemelman

Leo Zemelman was born in Wloclawek, Poland where he lived with his parents and six siblings. Shortly after the German invasion of Poland Leo was separated from his family and spent the …

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Featured Resources

Holocaust History

Dr. Jeffrey Herf – The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust

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Dr. William Meinecke – Building the Racial State

Holocaust History

Overview of the Holocaust

Additional resources provided by USHMM to begin understanding the scope of the Holocaust.

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The Path to Nazi Genocide – film by USHMM

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Theresienstadt – 1944 Historical Film Footage

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Visualizing Genocide: The Auschwitz Album and the Process of Genocide with Dr. Fran Sternberg

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