to The Thomas B. Murphy Holocaust Teacher Training and Resource
Center, sponsored by the Georgia
Commission on the Holocaust.
The Center, which is located on the second floor of Ingram
Library at the University
of West Georgia (Carrollton, Georgia), is the only
public institution of its kind wholly devoted to teacher
training. The center is easily accessible to the teachers
of the state and serves as a clearinghouse for materials and
information from public and private agencies. The Holocaust
Teacher Training and Resource Center is partnered directly
with the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
and the Association
of Holocaust Organizations, as well as Yad
Vashem in Israel. The Holocaust Teacher Training
and Resource Center functions in cooperation with the University
of West Georgia, the Board
of Regents System, the Georgia
Department of Education, Georgia
Public Broadcasting, regional education service
agencies, the Georgia
Commission on the Holocaust,
and individual school systems of the state of Georgia.
includes a resource library, archives, and a media center.
Books and videos are available for in-house use, and ongoing
acquisitions will assure that the latest information on the
Holocaust is available to Georgia's teachers. Curriculum development,
teacher conferences, staff development seminars, a photographic
and periodical collection, art exhibits, a speaker's bureau,
portable historic and cultural exhibits, and teacher work
areas are components of the Resource Center.
information about the history/origins of the center, please
see the New Georgia Encyclopedia's biography of Tom
Murphy, former Speaker of the House of Representatives of
the Georgia General Assembly after whom the center was named,
the bill mandating the creation of the Georgia Center on the
holocaust, please visit the following page: http://www.holocaust.georgia.gov/vgn/images/portal/cit_1210/10/60/26317605bill.doc.
information about the history of the Jewish community in Atlanta,
please visit the following article in the New Georgia