Holocaust Learning Trunk Project


The Holocaust Learning Trunk Project is sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education. It is supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.

About the Project

The project provides trunks full of educational materials to middle schools throughout the state at no cost.

These trunks and the materials within are meant to be an interdisciplinary supplement to curriculum already in place and assist educators in fulfilling the State's Standards of Excellence.

Trunks are housed by Regional Educational Service Agencies) and school districts.

How it Works

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust distributes trunks to RESAs and school districts where they are housed and made available for loan to local middle schools.

Educators request a trunk loan from their local host agency. Request a trunk for your school. 

Once the loan period ends, the trunk is returned to the host agency and all the educators that accessed the trunk submit an online evaluation

About the Trunks

Each trunk was decorated by students in metro-Atlanta. Trunk decorating allows students to express the lessons of the Holocaust through medium of art.

Each trunk has a story. No two trunk designs are alike. and that is what makes this project unique. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to become involved in such an instrumental project. 

After a trunk is decorated, it is brought back to the Commission, packed full of materials, and delivered to its respective host agency. Some trunks were launched in a special presentation at a school with a Holocaust speaker.