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The Kupferberg Holocaust Center Speaker Series

Sep 27, 2023 11:00AM—12:00PM


Co-sponsored by HHREC Ariela Heilman is the daughter of Auschwitz saboteur and resistance hero, Anna Heilman. During this presentation of the Holocaust Speaker Series, Ariela will share the story of her mother and aunt for the first time.

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The Kupferberg Holocaust Center Speaker Series Presentation by Dominique Olbert

Sep 16, 2023 11:00AM—12:00PM

This event is co-sponsored by HHREC. Dominique Olbert’s parents were both Jewish refugees from World War II, who lost more than 80 family members during the war. For her work ensuring social services and more for asylum seekers and other immigrants, Dominique Olbert was recently awarded the Charles & Else Heiman Award for Kindness at…

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HHREC National Educators’ Study Tour 2023

Jun 24, 2023—Jul 09, 2023

Berlin, Germany; Warsaw and Krakow, Poland

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center invites teachers and anyone interested in learning about the history of the Holocaust to join us for our National Educators’ Trip to Germany & Poland June 24-July 9, 2023. Join Steve Goldberg, HHREC Director of Education and Gerrit Book, professional tour guide formerly of the Goethe Institut on…

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Memory Keepers Story Hour: Yonat Assayag, GenerationsForward

Jun 15, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM


Yonat Assayag is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Helen Gottesman (née Klein) and Alex Gottesman. Yonat tells the story of her grandmother Helen, who she adoringly called “Bobby.” Bobby was born in Strobochova, Czechoslovakia in 1924, where she and her family lived comfortably until the Nazi occupation in 1939. Yonat shares how, at 16, Bobby…

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HHREC Spring Luncheon

May 17, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue White Plains, NY 10606

Please join us on Wednesday, May 17th from 11:00am to 1:00pm as we gather with friends at the beautiful Bet Am Shalom Synagogue in White Plains for a kosher buffet lunch and an intimate talk and presentation by our Board Chairperson and GenerationsForward Speaker Michael Gyory.   Michael will present the amazing story of his father’s…

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Antisemitism, The Big Lie and the Ethical Duty to Resist

May 09, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM


Author and professor Stuart Brody will trace the origins of modern-day antisemitism in Europe, its evolution in Nazi Germany and its resonance with trends of antisemitism in current-day America. Drawing from both secular and Jewish sources, Brody will analyze the ethical foundations of resistance, and their applicability to current challenges to the Jewish people. Brody…

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Who Will Write Our History

Apr 27, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

2125 Westchester Avenue East Rye, NY 10580

HHREC presents this screening in honor of Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine…

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ZAIDA- Award Winning Documentary Film About Holocaust Survivor

Apr 26, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM


Henri Parens escaped from the Holocaust at the age of 12, and went on to become a globally recognized psychoanalyst, dedicating his life’s work to the prevention of prejudice. ZAIDA, the documentary film about his life, made by his granddaughter, has reached audiences across the country, screening at The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, The Boston Jewish Film Festival, Indy…

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