Center Of Holocaust Studies Coming To RPBHS

Royal Palm Beach High School is in the process of establishing a Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the first of its kind in the Palm Beach County School District. The dedication of the center is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in the media center.

The center is being organized and set up by Darrell Schwartz, an instructor in the Global Business Academy at RPBHS. Schwartz is also the instructor of the Holocaust Studies class at the school. He plans to set up the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the media center.

“This center will become a center piece for our teachers, faculty, students, community members and district personnel to use for research, studying, lectures, movies and discussions on the horrors of the Holocaust and genocide and how we can be educated to stop this from happening in the future,” Schwartz said. “We are in the process of networking with Yad Vashem in Israel, the Jewish Federation, Facing History and Ourselves Teaching Tolerance, the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University Holocaust Center and Foundations to acquire materials and books for our collection.”

Schwartz said that donations of any materials or books on the Holocaust or genocide are welcome.

Books can be dropped off at the main office or the media center. Donations can be mailed to Royal Palm Beach High School. Checks should be made out to Royal Palm Beach High School with Holocaust Center in the memo section. They can be mailed or dropped off at the school, care of Schwartz. For more info., contact Schwartz at (561) 753-4000 or, or Academies Coordinator Nikki Lanier at (561) 792-8659 or