Posts by Lana Pattinson

STATEMENT REGARDING HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND OPEN EXPRESSION ON THE HOLOCAUST IN POLAND

As a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center supports the recently issued statement. The Board of Directors of the Association of Holocaust Organizations today called upon the government of Poland to revoke its controversial law regarding Holocaust research and stated that amending the law to remove criminal…

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Statement on Separation of Families

“Americans pride ourselves on being a moral nation, on being the nation that sends humanitarian relief to places devastated by natural disasters or famine or war. We pride ourselves on believing that people should be seen for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. We pride ourselves on acceptance. If we…

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Statement in Opposition to Poland’s Proposed Holocaust Law

On Friday January 26, 2018, the Polish Parliament, by a vote of 297 to 5, approved a controversial new law forbidding any mention of participation of the “Polish nation” in crimes committed during the Holocaust. The law still needs final approval from the Polish Senate and the country’s president, Andrzej Duda. The law prescribes criminal…

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Educators Study Tours

The opportunity to visit the sites of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland and speak with experts in the field and also to experience how re-unified Germany approaches the increased diversification of the population far exceeds whatever teachers can learn in courses and through extensive reading. This educational mission affords a unique opportunity for teachers…

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25th Anniversary of the Garden of Remembrance

The Garden of Remembrance was dedicated by the Westchester Holocaust Commission and Foundation (now the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center) on October 4, 1992, located in front of the Michaelian County Office Building, at 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, Westchester, New York.     The Gates of Remembrance were created in 1992 by Rita…

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Book List: The Holocaust for Young Readers

  Holocaust Books 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.  Please be sure to read the book first, to make sure that it is fitting to share with your child (ren).…

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