Working to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust, to promote the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect, and to encourage students to speak up and act against all forms of bigotry and prejudice. Serving Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam Counties.

Twin with a  Survivor Program     A Rare Opportunity for  B’nai Mitzvah students

Last of the Survivors - Families of Holocaust Survivors  carry on the Tradition  of Telling Stories

Holocaust Survivor Legacy Project - An Interactive Database to Record the Oral History of Westchester

Annual Benefit, Thursday, October 22, 2015 honoring James and Pat Houlihan and Harris and Cookie Markhoff, Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club

HHREC in the News

Film: Survivors' kin tell Holocaust stories

Published: Thursday, September 10, 2015 Joseph Just, 96, of New Rochelle, photographed with his daughters, Ellen Braffman, 59, of Philadelphia, and Haina Just-Michael, 56, of New Rochelle, on April 27, 2015. Originally from Poland, Just was conscripted into the Russian army during World War II and helped liberate Majdanek, the Nazi concentration camp in Poland in 1945. (Photo: Seth


Westchester Students Kick Off County's Week Of Service

Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Westchester County high school students have kicked off a week of good deeds known as “Upstander Week.” Thousands of students will “return to their school and take up a cause where they can make a difference,” said County Executive Rob Astorino in a proclamation. The effort is sponsored by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center in White Plains.



Holocaust survivor recounts the Third Reich’s crimes to combat anti-Semitism

Published: Friday, April 17, 2015

Judy Altman aims to educate younger generation about the horrors caused by hate. - VIDEO


Local Students Meet International Criminal Court Chief Justice

Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center brought together 250 high school students to listen to a presentation by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief justice of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, as part of a special program at the Jacob Burns Media Center in Pleasantville. The students -- from Ossining High School, Iona Preparatory School, Briarcliff High School and Sleepy Hollow High School -- also viewed the film “Watchers of the Sky,” a 2014 American documentary that depicts the journey of lawyer Raphael Lemkin and his efforts in lobbying the United Nations to establish the Genocide Convention.