• Student Bailey Smith and speaker at podium

    Bailey Smith, first place middle school art, 2010

    Educating, Remembering, Inspiring

  • Holocaust Education museum display

    Artifacts in the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library’s permanent display.

    Educating, Remembering, Inspiring

  • Holocaust Education museum display

    Candles of Remembrance, An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance.

    Educating, Remembering, Inspiring

» Holocaust Education

Holocaust education at Chapman University has grown from a single course into a distinctive multi-faceted program. While many other universities teach about the Holocaust, Chapman is distinguished among both private and public universities by its fusion of curricular, co-curricular and community programs which include:

  • A minor in Holocaust history for Chapman University students
  • Distinguished lecture series
  • Annual art and writing contest for middle and high school students
  • Community-wide evening of Holocaust remembrance
  • Partnerships with Holocaust survivor organizations, including The 1939 Society and The Lodzer Organization
  • Co-sponsorship with the Wallace All Faiths Chapel Kristallnacht commemorative event 

The Boy on the Wooden Box book cover

The Boy on the Wooden Box, a memoir by the late Leon Leyson.

This memoir was highlighted as one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month” for August 2014. Mr. Leyson received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris cause, from Chapman University in 2011. The book is co-authored by Marilyn J. Harran and Elisabeth B. Leyson


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Contact Us

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(714) 628-7377
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Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

Hours: 
Mon-Fri
8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Library

Visiting Hours: 
Mon-Fri
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday