Association of Holocaust Organizations
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The Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO), a 501C3, was established in1985 to serve as an international network of organizations and individuals for the advancement of Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Among its functions and services are: annual conferences, a winter seminar, regional conferences, co-sponsorship of other conferences and seminars, a listserv for members, a website www.ahoinfo.org, and the publication of an annual print directory.
The AHO is governed by a nine-member board of directors, which is elected by and from the membership at its annual business meeting. The term of office is three years. The AHO is run on a voluntary basis. Membership dues cover the expenses of the organization.
The AHO website is a significant resource for networking among the various organizations. The website is equipped with Home, About AHO, Members Directory, Affiliated Members, Archives and Traveling Exhibits pages. The Home page displays the various conferences, seminars, and other events are posted on this page as well as their locations, dates etc. Another significant aspect of the AHO website is the Members Directory which alphabetically lists the countries which have AHO members in them as well their major contact information. The Traveling Exhibit page shows the available exhibits for rent by their “home” museums’ the page also has descriptions, contact information, availability of the exhibits.
The various organizations: museums, Holocaust centers, and memorial organizations receive funding from multiple sources.
In order to become a member, an organization or individual must meet a certain criteria and be voted in by the board. The criteria are: An organization or individual must be involved in holocaust education, remembrance or research. Full Organization Members (Pay Annual Dues) Affiliated Organizational Members (Do not pay Dues) Individual Members (Pay Dues)