The Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects

In partnership with the Polish Jewish Cemeteries Restoration Project (www.PJCRP)



The Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects was founded by Katharine Gorsuch and Avi Mizrachi in 2008 as result of a Holocaust survivor's visit to a small town in Virginia. Realizing the need for Holocaust awareness and education in smaller communities across the United States, Katharine, together with middle school teacher, Amy Falkner (Waynesboro, VA) and playwright, Kelly D. Brock (Oxford, MI.), developed new ideas and projects based on students' writings and theater projects to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors. We use this model to teach students the lessons of the Holocaust and their relevance to everyday life to students across the country and beyond. These include books and play-writing projects, teachers' workshops, remote learning with Holocaust survivors, and when possible, visits by Holocaust survivors to meet students and the local community. Teachers, students, and community leaders are welcome to contact the Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects to learn more about these new ideas and additional projects which will enrich their students' lives and the community. Holocaust survivors and family members interested in publishing family stories are welcome to contact us at or visit our website at We are honored to share our experience and help you publish your story.


The Final Hourney
"The Final Journey"
Pencil Rendering by Lorie Ailstock, Student at Waynesboro High School, VA (May,2008)