HHREC Hosts Student Contest to Promote Genocide Awareness

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) recently held their annual Genocide Awareness Student Contest in commemoration of April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention month. This event invited students to create an original project in visual arts, poetry, music, or other media of artistic expression that commemorates an aspect of a genocide which occurred…

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Purchase College and Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Co-Sponsor Screening of Holocaust Historical Film and Talk with Producer Nancy Spielberg

Purchase College State University of New York and the the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) co-sponsored a screening of a documentary film and talk with Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg on April 26th at the Humanities Theater on the campus of Purchase College. Attendees watched the screening of the film Who Will Write our…

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HHREC and Westchester Jewish Council Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration Draws Crowd at Garden of Remembrance

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) and Westchester Jewish Council came together to co-sponsor the annual Countywide Yom Hashoah Commemoration Keeping the Memory Alive on April 28th at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains, NY. HHREC Chairman Michael Gyory greeted attendees and spoke about the importance of the Westchester community in coming…

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HHREC to Honor Byram Hills School District Teacher with Susan J. Goldberg Memorial Teacher Award at Iona College Event

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) will honor Jennifer Laden, Social Studies Department Chair 6-12 of Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk as the 20th annual Susan J. Goldberg Memorial Teacher Award to be presented at the annual William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration Event at Iona College on Wednesday, April 27 at…

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HHREC Statement on Ukraine

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) strongly condemns Russia’s continuous and abhorrent attack on Ukraine. We are deeply concerned about the death of innocent civilians and the plight of Ukrainian refugees. In his justification of the invasion, Vladimir Putin has misrepresented Holocaust history by claiming that Ukraine needed to be “denazified.” HHREC supports…

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William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration Event – Despite the Holocaust, Can We Believe in the Possibility of Progress?

Apr 27, 2022 7:00PM—9:00PM The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) will co-sponsor a live, in-person event on April 27th at 7pm at the LaPenta School of Business at Iona College featuring Dan McMillan. The title of the program is: “Despite the Holocaust, Can We Believe in the Possibility of Progress?”  That the world’s most…

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Students Inspired By Holocaust Survivor and Olympic Champion Speakers At Annual HHREC High School Human Rights Institute Event

Over 300 students and teachers from 33 schools in Westchester, Putnam and Long Island NY, and Fairfield County CT attended the annual Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) High School Institute virtual event on March 16th. This year’s event featured intimate talks and Q&A with Holocaust Survivor Judith Altman and Olympic Fencing Champion Peter…

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HHREC Executive Director Joins Westchester County Executive For Press Conference to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Thursday, January 27th, Westchester County Executive George Latimer was joined by HHREC Executive Director MIllie Jasper and Westchester Jewish Council CEO Elliot Forchheimer to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges…

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