About the Council

Survivor Abe Piasek speaks to teachers at a Wake County workshop

The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust is a state agency in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, established in 1981 by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., and authorized in 1985 by the General Assembly. It is composed of twenty-four members, of whom six are Holocaust survivors or first-generation lineal descendants of survivors. All members are volunteers appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House, or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; six are appointed at large.

Through its education and commemoration programs, the Council strives to help prevent atrocities similar to the systematic program of mass murder by the Nazis of six million Jews and other targeted groups, including Roma (gypsies), homosexuals, handicapped persons, and religious and political dissidents, from 1933 to 1945.

See a one-page overview of the Council's programs and services.

Visit us at the annual conferences of the North Carolina Council on the Social Studies, the North Carolina English Teachers Association, and the North Carolina School Library Media Association.

Please consider a contribution to the North Carolina Holocaust Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible and assist the Council to continue Holocaust education in North Carolina. Donate through PayPal, or checks can be made out to The North Carolina Holocaust Foundation and mailed to Michael Abramson, 5704 Crooked Stick Trail, Raleigh, NC 27612.

To inspect and review the North Carolina Holocaust Foundation’s current year’s Form 990 and related schedules and financial statements, or to inspect and review previous years’ Form 990 and related schedules and financial statements, please contact Michael Abramson at mabramson919@gmail.com or by mail at 5704 Crooked Stick Trail, Raleigh, NC 27612.