Working to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust, to promote the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect, and to encourage students to speak up and act against all forms of bigotry and prejudice. Serving Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam Counties.

Introducing a New HHREC Initiative - The Survivor Legacy Education Project


HHREC in the News

Rockland, Westchester Holocaust centers face the test of time

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014

It took a long time for Paul Galan to tell others that he was a Holocaust survivor. Embarrassment, fear and a desire to fit into his new American home kept his voice silent. But, after working in the 1960s as a film editor on "Who Killed Anne Frank" and "The Warsaw Uprising" for CBS, he felt compelled to speak. Now 78, he's become a passionate and tireless storyteller of his years hiding from the Nazis in his native Slovakia.

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Mourning the loss of Eli Wallach

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) mourns the loss of Eli Wallach, an award-winning star of film, stage and television for the past six decades. HHREC is grateful for the efforts Mr. Wallach made as the narrator of “Testimony of the Human Spirit,” a four-part documentary film produced by HHREC.

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Holocaust survivors glad former Auschwitz guard finally faces justice

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014

Local Holocaust survivors Thursday said they were delighted to hear that an accused Nazi war criminal was arrested this week in Philadelphia, saying they have no sympathy for a man who had none for them.

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Local schools focus on bullying for Upstanders Week

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014

From anti-bullying messages to suicide prevention, local schools and their students are working hard at making Upstanders Week a real sea change in their communities. Upstanders Week, which actually includes several weeks and is being celebrated throughout the state, is part of the High School Human Rights Institute, sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in Westchester.

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