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Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Receives Edward O’Brien Human Rights Education Award

We are honored to announce that we received an award from Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) for outstanding human rights education. The Edward O’Brien Human Rights Education Awards are given annually by the HRE USA to an individual and an organization for outstanding contributions to human rights education in the United States. This year,…

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HHRECNY featured on News12

Rebecca Solomon from News12 attended our Survivor Open House member event and interviewed Holocaust Survivors Esther Geizhals and Peter Somogyi. Geizhals and Somogyi are both member of our Speakers Bureau and speak to thousands of students every year about their stories of survival.

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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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Yom Hashoah Appeal Letter 2019

    “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything at all.” ~ Albert Einstein April 28, 2019   Dear Friend, In recent months, Westchester County public schools and colleges have reported incidences of antisemitism. Throughout the country, mosques are being targeted, synagogues…

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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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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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