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The Holocaust Educational Foundation was established in 1976 by survivors, their children, and their friends in order to preserve and promote awareness of the Holocaust of European Jews.  In 2013, after many years of cooperation, HEF joined Northwestern University, where it is now a division of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS).


The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) is dedicated to providing resources for college- and university-level educators who teach or want to teach courses about the Holocaust in a range of fields including history, literature, Jewish studies, film studies, and psychology. HEFNU also supports faculty and graduate students whose research is focused on the Holocaust. HEFNU’s contributions to the work of educators and scholars take several forms:

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