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Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust

Certificate of Appointment and Commission for Edythe Katz for Governor's Advisory Council on Education related to the Holocaust

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust was established by the Nevada Legislature in 1989 under Nevada Revised Statute 233G. The duties of the Council are to develop educational programs for children and adults on issues related to the Holocaust, to create reports, and to advise public and private bodies throughout Nevada on Holocaust education. It is also responsible for its own fundraising, although some money is allocated by the legislature. The Council consists of eleven members appointed by the governor. It works with the Clark County School District, the Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada, the Anti-Defamation League, and other organizations to develop curriculum and programs for students, hold teacher education workshops, and provide funding for speakers and materials. The Council supports two research collections: the Shia Szrut Holocaust Research Collection in Washoe County at the Northwest Branch Library and the Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center Library and Media Center in Las Vegas. Edythe Katz-Yarchever was the first chairperson of both the Council and the Holocaust Resource Center. In 2015 Doug Unger was chairperson and Katz-Yarchever was honorary chairperson.

 

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"Chapter 233G – Governor's Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust." Nevada Legislature. Accessed May 6, 2015. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-233G.html.

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