HHREC host this interactive database containing the oral history of Westchester County's Holocaust Survivors for use by teachers, students and adults.

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About the Holocaust Survivor Legacy Project - Our Mission

The Survivor Legacy Education Project is an interactive database to record the oral history of Westchester survivors for use by teachers with their students and adults, too.

We are interviewing these survivors and creating both audio and visual accounts of their stories. The interviews will be edited into a 25-30 minute program in which their personal effects: photographs, letters, artifacts of their childhood and the war years (e.g. Stars of David), personal papers (e.g. passports, etc.) to illustrate the lives of these individuals. Many have few items, but these need to be preserved and shared with the next generation. We are creating an exciting tool for teachers to use with their students.

Each program will include full written biographical text, family photos, student study guide specific to individual teacher materials (which would include supplemental readings about the subtopics of the Holocaust that might pertain to the individual, e.g. the Kindertransport, Kristallnacht, a particular concentration or death camp, etc.).

"If you see the evil, fight it"
"If you see the good, teach it"

Teacher Resources

Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
(TRC) web site, is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish people slaughtered during the Holocaust and the millions other people slaughtered during the Nazi era.

Holocaust Memorial Museum
Here you will find Holocaust education resources tailored for classroom use—films, lesson plans, and curricular materials. In addition, there is guidance on sound teaching strategies and information about professional development opportunities.

These donors are gratefully acknowledged for their support on the Holocaust Survivor Legacy Project.

UJA-Federation/Westchester Program Services Cabinet

Dorothy & Robert Matza

Dr. Ellen Teplitz & Hon. Barry Warhit

Helene & Ellis Abramson

Grace Bennett

Eva Sax Bolder & Larry Bolder