The Reich Family Holocaust Education Program at The University of Wisconsin Hillel

Last year, my family and I decided to create an endowment at the University of Wisconsin with the following mission in mind:

Holocaust remembrance and education are important topics for Jewish and non-Jewish college students. Learning about the dangers of hatred and discrimination through Holocaust education is important to fighting intolerance and prejudice in today’s world. Studying the Holocaust provides opportunities to explore and inspire with stories of courage, adversity, and resilience.

A few weeks ago Nazis were marching down State Street.

Today, one out of every five kids think the Holocaust was a myth. These are the same kids tearing down American flags, tearing down posters of kidnapped children, assaulting police officers, and screaming “intifada” on the streets and in the halls of our cities and universities.

Some of these kids also believe the atrocities of 10/7 were justified or never happened.

My grandparents and parents always talked about the importance of a proper education.

We’re seeing the importance of that play out in real-time.

If you are a University of Wisconsin alumni and would like to get involved, please reach out.

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