The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center enhances the teaching and the learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect.

HHREC Community Events

HHREC offers education and community programs to support our mission to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect.

Book a Holocaust Survivor Speaker Via ZOOM!

Our Speakers Bureau is comprised of Holocaust Survivors and Liberators with years of experience sharing their inspiring stories of survival. Host a Holocaust Survivor or Liberator at your school, organization, or company today.

Educating our Future

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.

Book List for Young Readers

Books often facilitate conversations about the Holocaust. It can be challenging to find an appropriate selection, and the titles listed below for some recent publications may help you.

Generations Forward

GenerationsForward is composed of second- and third-generation Holocaust survivors. They attended an intensive, 18 week program designed to enable them to tell another person's story in an impactful manner.

April is Genocide Awareness Month

Why April? 

The 20th Century is often referred to as the “Century of Genocide.” Unfortunately, this trend has continued into the 21st Century. Many of these genocides either began in April or include significant events which occurred in April.  HHREC works to encourage students to raise awareness about these genocides and remember those who were lost as a result of “man’s inhumanity to man.” To this end, we are sponsoring a special student contest. Click here for more information including our April 2023 Student Competition.

We were so pleased to see such a tremendous turnout of our friends who gathered for lunch and an intimate talk and presentation of Agi Keleti: The Jewish Olympian’s Story of Survival and Triumph by our Board Chairperson and GenerationsForward Speaker Michael Gyory.

Michael told the uniquely powerful story of his father’s cousin who survived the Nazis and outlasted the Communists to become the greatest female Jewish Olympian of all time and today, at 102, she is the oldest living Olympic medalist. We also unveiled our new HHREC Exhibit of her story that is now available to area schools, synagogues, colleges, churches and civic centers.

Thank you to all who joined us, and to our special friends at the beautiful Bet Am Shalom Synagogue in White Plains for hosting the program!

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We offer a wide range of event programming to support our educational mission from courses on history for a variety of age groups, to film festivals, lecture series, and luncheons.

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