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Office of International Religious Freedom Provides Holocaust Education Grant to Centropa

Media Note
Washington, DC
August 10, 2011


The Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor awarded a $200,000 grant to Centropa to implement innovative Holocaust education programs in Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. Centropa, a non-governmental organization, aims to teach students in Central Europe about their country’s Jewish history in ways in which they can relate, thereby increasing their levels of tolerance for other ethnic and minority groups. Using technology, including web-based personal stories and traveling exhibitions, and teacher seminars, Centropa will prepare educators to teach and engage students with 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust. Interactive social media will enable teachers and students in different countries to share stories and best practices. Centropa uses this program in Germany, Israel, the Czech Republic, and the U.S.

The Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS) advocates U.S. policy on anti-Semitism both in the U.S. and internationally, developing and implementing policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism. The Special Envoy was created by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, and is a part of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

For more information about Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal’s work, please visit and follow her on Twitter @HannahAtState.

PRN: 2011/1302


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