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.

24th Annual Benefit

Join us for a special evening that will feature our Keynote Speaker Scott Shay, Founder and Chairman of Signature Bank, as we honor Andrew M. Greenspan Andrew M. Greenspan, Principal, GHP Office Realty. Tickets and sponsorships are available here.

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.

Educators Study Tour

Learn about the lessons of the Holocaust and how to teach it in your classrooms. Every year, we bring educators from all over the country on a trip to Germany and Poland.

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.

We Lived on Miracles- Stories of Holocaust Survivors

The German International School New York has published a unique and powerful book for children grades 4 through 9 that can be read in either English or German. We invite you to download and read this book of passages by Holocaust Survivors which include spellbinding stories from our HHREC Survivors Speakers Bureau.

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The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) is pleased to announce our first annual White Rose Student Research Contest, open to 7th-12th grade students.

This contest is named in memory of the White Rose, a resistance movement consisting of German university students. The project commemorates the efforts of the brave young people who gave their lives for what they believed in.


Finalists will be identified by a panel of Blue Ribbon judges and honored at a (virtual) reception in May or June.

  • The top prize winner in each age level will be awarded a $300 prize.
  • The sponsoring teacher of each first prize winner will be awarded a voucher worth $150 for use on professional development and/or Holocaust resources.
  • Sponsoring teachers must email a list of participating students to HHREC by March 8th 2021

For more information on the competition click here



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