Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization serving Westchester,

The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC), formerly known as both the Westchester Holocaust Education Center and the Westchester Holocaust Commission, was founded in 1990 to memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, and to honor the survivors, rescuers, and liberators.

Operating as usual

02/26/2024

A truly unique story that needs to be spotlighted.

02/20/2024

Not just another story, we must help withstand the test of time.

02/14/2024

We are very pleased to share that a group of local second-generation Holocaust Survivors who met during a Storykeeping Workshop we sponsored have written and published a book documenting their families’ experiences during World War II. "Testaments of Courage in the Holocaust" is a compilation of true stories that describes the courage and resilience of their family members who escaped the N***s' final solution and experience the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The book is available for sale on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Testaments-Courage-Holocaust-Children-Survivors/dp/B0C87SSX3L. We will host some of the authors on our HHREC Memory Keepers Story Hour in April. For more information, visit https://hhrecny.org/blog/

02/14/2024

We invite you to join us today at noon for this virtual event, part of the 2023-24 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Weaponizing the Past: Art, History and the Rhetoric of National Greatness.” The event is organized by the KHC and is co-sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University; the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati; the Holocaust & Human Rights Center in White Plains; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. To reg visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sKqvucdpQdW3-MhWlu7G4g #/registration

02/06/2024

We invite you to join us tomorrow night on Zoom starting at 7pm for our Memory Keepers Story Hour featuring HHREC GenerationsForward speaker Ann Rolett. Ann will share the story about how her father survived the Holocaust by his transfer to the Kitchener camp, a largely forgotten rescue that saved 4,000 lives, mostly young men from Germany and Austria. Horrified by Kristellnacht and the subsequent arrest of thousands of Jewish men, the British Jewish community convinced the British government to allow them to take over this decrepit military training camp in Sandwich, England and transform it into a transit camp for young Jewish men. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvduigpzouHdUWACYj3_jQSzD7Ozchfcuq #/registration

02/05/2024

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved Lore Strauss, who leaves a legacy of fortitude as she played an important role in the French resistance to the N***s. May her name be a blessing.

01/31/2024

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved Hannah Deutch. Please join us as we remember her as a Holocaust Survivor who went on to live a life full of passion and love with profound courage in the face of adversity. May her name be a blessing.

01/29/2024

We invite you to join us for a very special event this Wednesday from 7-8pm, as HHREC and the Ossining Public Library present Letters from Anne and Martin, a live theatrical performance featuring the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered by actors from the Anne Frank Center, USA. There is no fee to attend this timely and powerful event, as their words, experiences and lessons learned resonate today more than ever. Advance registration is required. Reserve your seat at
https://hhrecny.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/hhrecny/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1397&

01/27/2024

Never Again!


01/25/2024
01/23/2024

Our Summer guided tour of Holocaust historical sites and museums in Germany offers our community a unique opportunity to learn about the history of the Holocaust. The trip will take place starting July 23rd and run through August 5th, 2024 and include educational seminars designed to offer insight into current issues confronting the Jewish Community in Germany today, trace the origins of the Holocaust, and tour monuments and memorial sites. For more info contact Steve Goldberg [email protected].

Photos from Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center's post 01/16/2024

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center endeavors to create a civil society through teacher training, community outreach and professional development. We hope you join our growing community who support our mission and the role we play in promoting education about the Holocaust and human rights issues, today and for future generations. For more information on how to become a member please visit https://hhrecny.org/membership/

01/15/2024

Decades later, Dr. King’s words still ring true, and they are especially meaningful today. As we celebrate his life, let's all follow his example by serving in our communities and being an Upstander.

01/10/2024

There is still time to register for our HHREC Memory Keepers Story Hour that will feature a riveting story presented by Shelley Greenspan about her father's heroic struggle to survive and persevere before WWII, during the war as a slave to the Hungarian army, and after the war when he met her mother. To reg please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZYuf...

01/10/2024

We invite you to join us for a very special event on Wednesday, Jan 31st from 7-8pm, as HHREC and the Ossining Public Library present Letters from Anne and Martin, a live theatrical performance featuring the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered by actors from the Anne Frank Center, USA. There is no fee to attend this timely and powerful event, as their words, experiences and lessons learned resonate today more than ever. Advance registration is required, so reserve your seat today at https://hhrecny.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/hhrecny/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1397&

01/04/2024

We invite you to be with us next Wednesday, January 10th starting at 7pm on Zoom for our HHREC Memory Keepers Story Hour that will feature a riveting story presented by Shelley Greenspan about her father's heroic struggle to survive and persevere before WWII, during the war as a slave to the Hungarian army, and after the war when he met her mother. To register please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuf-murTIuHtx0FdQmqCzJzoXFkIKRgVj2%20 #/registration

12/25/2023

To all who celebrate Christmas, we wish you a Merry!

Photos from Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center's post 12/21/2023

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, Jan. 31st as the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and the Ossining Public Library present a live theatrical performance of Letters from Anne and Martin, a unique production that combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The performance will explore the persecution these two iconic figures faced and their struggles to maintain hope for humanity in the face of hatred and violence. There is no fee to attend though registration is required in advance. For more info and to register please visit https://hhrecny.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/hhrecny/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1397&

Photos from Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center's post 12/12/2023

For almost 30 years, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center has been steadfast in our mission to impart the crucial lessons of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations to educators and students. If you believe like we do in the importance of teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and investing in the critical work of fighting hatred, we invite you to become a member of the HHREC Legacy Society and support the HHREC Endowment Campaign by taking part in The Legacy Challenge, as a generous benefactor will contribute up to $50,000 for every new endowment contribution through the end of the year. Thank you for your consideration to support us! https://hhrecny.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/hhrecny/neonPage.jsp?pageId=9&

Photos from Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center's post 12/11/2023

HHREC recently hosted our 9th Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye. Students and teachers from 37 public and private middle schools in the Hudson Valley joined us to engage in activities to address important human rights issues and develop plans to implement them in their schools. Students from John Jay (Cross River) High School, Byram Hills High School, Manhattanville College – Clark Scholars and Iona University helped to facilitate the breakout sessions. The event also featured a keynote presentation by Sheila Arnold, CEO and Lead Performer of History’s Alive! This program was developed to further the mission of the HHREC by laying the foundation to encourage students to become “upstanders rather than bystanders.” We are very pleased to continue offering this important program and will continue working with our education partners and their students to embrace these ideals as they become global citizens in an ever-changing world. For more information, including a full list of participating schools, visit https://hhrecny.org/hudson-valley-area-teachers-and-students-attend-annual-human-rights-institute-for-middle-school-student-leaders/ and read the story on Inside Press at https://www.theinsidepress.com/hudson-valley-area-teachers-and-students-attend-annual-human-rights-institute-for-middle-school-student-leaders/

12/07/2023
12/05/2023

We invite you to read our latest HHREC Newsletter that features stories about recent events we have hosted, including our Annual Fall Benefit, our Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration presented in partnership with Iona University, and our HHREC Human Rights Institutes attended by teachers and students from over 40 school districts and private schools in Westchester and the Hudson Valley area. To read the full stories with links visit https://conta.cc/3RlQA2H

12/01/2023

We are very excited to share that the “13 Driver’s Licenses” award winning short documentary by Director Ryoya Terao will have its NY film premiere at the ‘Dances With Films’ Film Festival in NYC this coming Sunday, 12/3 at 11:00 AM at the Regal Union Square at 850 Broadway! HHREC GenerationsForward Speaker Lisa Salko, who presents the "13 Driver's Licenses" lecture appears in the film, also served as its consultant. The film has appeared at more than 30 film festivals worldwide and won more than 25 awards. It is based on a true story about the discovery of 13 confiscated driver’s licenses from 1938 shortly after Kristallnacht (including Lisa's grandfather’s and 2 great uncles) that leads a small Bavarian town to face its regrettable past. With no other clue, a group of high-school students with their tenacious teacher research the fates of 13 license holders. An inspiring story about human connection, reconciliation and hope. For more information about the film visit https://danceswithfilms.com/13-drivers-licenses/

11/22/2023

Wishing you all a peaceful and joyful Thanksgiving holiday!

11/09/2023

We invite you to be with us this Wednesday starting at 7pm on Zoom for our HHREC Memory Keepers Story Hour featuring author, illustrator and storyteller Amalia Hoffman. She will share personal reflections from her picture book biography, The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero about the Italian cycling champion, Gino Bartali who risked his life during the Holocaust and smuggled forged identification cards hidden in his bike—so that Italian Jews could escape to safety. To register visit https://hhrecny.org/inspire_events/memory-keepers-story-hour-series-amalia-hoffman/

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White Plains, NY
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