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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  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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  County Executive Robert Astorino has officially declared May 22 – 26, 2017 as Upstander Week. This special week is meant to encourage student activism and awareness by inspiring students to become “upstanders” (rather than bystanders) – and to take an active role in changing the world. It is a call to action for participating schools to…

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Last week, the new Administration released a statement acknowledging International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This statement fails to acknowledge the historical fact that the Holocaust was a deliberate and well-calculated state-sponsored effort to systematically eliminate the Jewish people. In other words, to commit genocide.* This omission undermines the significance the United Nations Resolution that designated January…

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On Thursday May 5, Westchester Day School students commemorated Yom HaShoah in a number of meaningful ways. The Westchester Day School third grade was honored to participate in the Annual Westchester County-wide Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains. The program, sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Holocaust…

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HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Ed Lessing, who survived the Holocaust, addressed students in a Thursday assembly at Hastings High School. The assembly was called in response to what police said was a bias crime in January, when houses were egged and painted with swastikas, according to a release. Lessing survived during Nazi occupation in Holland in…

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