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Heartland Holocaust Educational Fund

 Organization

The Heartland Holocaust Educational Fund was founded by Sam and Frances Fried. It has undergone several name changes. It was originally founded in 2002 as the Six Million Lights Foundation/Six Million Lights Education Fund, then the National Holocaust Endowment Fund, and then finally, in 2007, the Heartland Holocaust Education Fund.

The original purpose of the Six Million Lights fund was to honor the victims of the Holocaust by installing memorial plaques at synagogues in Omaha. Once that mission was completed, the fund changed both name and mission in order to more broadly support Holocaust educational efforts at the college and university level and to finance the National Holocaust Memorial at the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska. Since the fund's evolution into the Heartland Holocaust Education Fund, the mission has focused on providing Holocaust and genocide studies in higher education institutions in the Heartland region, in partnership with the Omaha Community Foundation.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

A-5053 Frances and Sam Fried Holocaust Education Fund, 1966-2013

 File
Identifier: MSS-0129_education
Scope and Contents This is a three-volume set of information about the Holocaust Education Fund created by Sam and Frances Fried for the purpose of providing education courses at the college and university level, with the aim of fostering understanding, compassion, and mutual respect toward the end of preventing mass atrocities like the Holocaust and other acts of genocide throughout the world. The Fund has financed courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of...
Dates: 1966-2013

A-5053 Frances and Sam Fried Holocaust Education Fund [Book 1], 1966-2006, 3/8/2018

 File — Volume: 5
Identifier: MSS-0129_education_1
Scope and Contents The first volume covers the period circa 1966-2006 and contains information on the Frances and Sam Fried Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund, including printouts from the Fund website, correspondence, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, news clippings, press releases, legal documents, speech transcripts, strategic planning documents, financial reports, fundraising forms and fliers, reports, event programs, course syllabi, student papers on the lessons of the Holocaust, thank you notes from...
Dates: 1966-2006; Digitized: 3/8/2018

A-5053 Frances and Sam Fried Holocaust Education Fund Book 2, 2006-2009, 11/19/2018

 File — Volume: 6
Identifier: MSS-0129_education_2
Scope and Contents The second volume covers the period circa 2006-2009 and contains course materials, syllabi, student assignments, poems about the Holocaust written by students, thank you notes from students, news articles, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, fundraising brochures, photographs, and reports. Most of the documents are original and a few are reproductions.Included are records of the National Holocaust Endowment Fund, the Heartland Holocaust Educational Fund, and various...
Dates: 2006-2009; Digitized: 11/19/2018

A-5053 Frances and Sam Fried Holocaust Education Fund Book 3, 2009-2013, 4/10/2018

 File — Volume: 7
Identifier: MSS-0129_education_3
Scope and Contents The third volume covers the period circa 2010-2013 and contains news articles, press releases, event programs, speech transcripts, meeting minutes, correspondence, organizational records, financial records, photographs, student papers about the Holocaust, a teacher's guide to the Holocaust, and other educational materials. Most of the documents are original and a few are reproductions.Included are organizational records of the Heartland Holocaust Educational Fund and the Sam and...
Dates: 2009-2013; Digitized: 4/10/2018

A-5053 Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JAMA) (2006) and Ride to Remember (2008), 2007-2008, 11/19/2018

 File — Volume: 9
Identifier: MSS-0129_jma
Scope and Contents This volume covers the period from 2006 to 2008 and contains information related to the Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA) and the 2008 Ride to Remember. The Ride to Remember was a charity fundraising event to benefit the Heartland Holocaust Educational Fund. The event took place on Friday, May 23, 2008, wherein approximately 100 Jewish motorcyclists from all over the United States and Canada rode from Omaha to Lincoln. Once they arrived in Lincoln, they attended a ceremony at the Nebraska...
Dates: 2007-2008; Digitized: 11/19/2018

Sam Fried Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0129
Scope and Contents These eleven volumes were compiled by Holocaust survivor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Sam Fried in 2013. Through thousands of pages of documents including letters, speeches, photographs, and other material, Fried shared the story of his life with his wife and fellow Holocaust survivor Magda Fried, and philanthropist and wife Frances Fried. The books as titled by Fried are: A-5053 Sam Fried Holocaust Survivor; A-5854 Magda Chunovic Fried, Feb 14, 1929 To Nov 4, 1985; A-5053 Sam Fried...
Dates: 1925-2013; Digitized: 2018