“I want to prevent atrocities like that from ever happening again. People have to believe that it happened to the Jews and it can happen again. I love America and I love democracy with all my heart, but how can people defend it if they don’t
realize it can be threatened?”

-Gizella Gross Abramson

“I met Gizella Abramson at a North Carolina Council workshop in 1991. I was instantly compelled by her description of her life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Gizella was an inspiration to all that I tried to accomplish over the next thirty years as a teacher. This resource center is the realization of a dream I have had for many years. I hope to continue Gizella’s message to combat prejudice, discrimination, bigotry, intolerance, antisemitism, and hate.”

-Lee Holder

Resources Available at the Center

Please contact Lee Holder at lee@gizellagrossabramsoncenter.com if you are interested in borrowing any of the titles in the resource lists. Mr. Holder is also available to speak to classes. Please do not hesitate to contact him with any questions you might have. There are also traveling exhibits available through Mr. Holder. Please refer to those resources here: https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/classroom-resources/academic-standards/programs-and-initiatives/nc-council-holocaust/traveling-exhibits-holocaust.

Visit the Gizella Gross Abramson Resource Center

The address for the Center is: 500 North Queen Street, Kinston, North Carolina, 28501. Please call (252) 527-2119 for more information. You can also email Lee Holder at lee@gizellagrossabramsoncenter.com.

About Gizella Gross Abramson

To learn more about Gizella’s story, click on her picture to the left.