Join Us


Explore stories of loss, courage, and resilience. Our interactive exhibits spotlight the lives of Alabama Holocaust Survivors, allowing you to hear directly from them, in their own words. Our lending library and extensive archive put thousands of resources at your fingertips. Enrich your knowledge of the Holocaust—explore today.


Visit our website often to see our growing calendar of programs and events. Join us in examining the past to build connections with the future. From teacher workshops, to memorials, to interactive community events, we take take action to ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten.


Get in touch with our team to create a special experience for your classroom, family, or team by touring our new state-of-the-art Center. We’re proud to curate an experience tailor-made for you.

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Our Impact

Since 2009, the AHEC has facilitated:

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exhibitions of Darkness Into Life

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teacher scholarships for advanced seminars in the U.S. & Europe

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speaking engagements by Holocaust Survivors, their children, and members of our Speakers Bureau

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teachers trained at our Teacher Workshops


The Alabama Holocaust Education Center began as an idea. Formed by an all-volunteer subgroup of the Alabama Holocaust Commission–a state-led agency for Holocaust education–our organization’s founders sought to bring a richer, more vibrant understanding of the Holocaust to Alabama. 

And it was personal. Formed by educators, community members, and Survivors themselves, the “Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee” (or the BHEC) advocated for stronger Holocaust education. They sought to commemorate the victims of Nazi-era persecution and to eliminate bigotry in all its forms.

In 2011, the organization changed its name to the “Birmingham Holocaust Education Center” (still the BHEC) as the members established themselves as more than an AHC subcommittee. In 2014, the BHEC officially filed for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, hiring its first full-time, paid employee. 

In 2022, the BHEC rebranded to its current name: The Alabama Holocaust Education Center. Driven by that same mission to preserve the lessons and legacy of the Holocaust, the AHEC is now active in over 40 counties statewide. From Mobile to Huntsville, we carry forth the mission to ensure that the Holocaust’s stories of suffering, struggle, and survival are never forgotten.