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GREENSBURG, PA- Seton Hill College's National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education is pleased to announce that two Holocaust Curriculum Trunks will be available for area teachers in Reeves Memorial Library. The trunks, on loan from the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center, have been designed especially for use by educators of students in middle and high school. They assist in not only teaching historical facts relating to the Holocaust, but using literature to teach the universal lessons of human behavior. The trunks provide teachers with a working kit of multi-media tools that in most cases would be cost prohibitive to the teachers and school districts. Area teachers from both public and parochial schools can borrow the materials that are available during normal library hours.

"The first time I heard about the Holocaust trunks was at a conference in Houston," Wilda Kaylor, NCCHE coordinator, said. "The Holocaust Museum there assembled materials and put them in large trunks to ship out all over the country. Many other centers have followed their lead."

Underwriters for the two trunks at Seton Hill are the Grable Foundation, Francine Gelernter and the PNC Bank Foundation.

"We are grateful to have the trunks on loan from the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center," Kaylor said, noting it is very expensive to assemble one. "This gives us the opportunity to share educational materials with our local schools much sooner than we would have been financially able to do so otherwise."

For further information about the curriculum trunks or to borrow a trunk, contact Marcia Pietrala, circulation and public services librarian of Seton Hill’s Reeves Memorial Library, at 724-838-4291.