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

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 Nebraska at Kearney, Creighton University, and Wayne State University.

The Fund has undergone several name changes over time. In 2002, Sam and Frances Fried founded the Six Million Lights Education Fund, which evolved first into the National Holocaust Endowment Fund (NHEF), and finally, in 2007, into the Heartland Holocaust Educational Fund (HHEF), which remains the fund's name as of 2018.

Additionally, the couple founded the Frances and Sam Fried Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund, which was later renamed the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy, to support Holocaust and genocide studies at the college and university level.

The three notebooks together cover the period from 1966 to 2013.


  • 1966-2013


  • From the Collection: Fried, Sam (Creator, Person)

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.


0.7 Cubic Feet (3 volumes) : 11 linear inches

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Three expanding two-post binders with black fabric covers and title pages created by Sam Fried. Each item within is encapsulated in an 8.5" x 11" plastic sleeve.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States