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.

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center  and Westchester Jewish Council present the  Annual Westchester Countywide Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Thursday, April 16th 12:00PM - 1:00PM • Garden of Remembrance 

Lecture and Book Signing with Joseph Polak author of After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring Tuesday April 21 Barnes & Noble, White Plains

William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration Italy and the Holocaust Dr. Susan ZuccottiHistorian of the Holocaust  Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm Iona College

Introducing a New HHREC Initiative - The Survivor Legacy Education Project


HHREC in the News

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

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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.

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As Society Changes, So Does Holocaust Education

Published: Friday, January 30, 2015

As Auschwitz survivors and their children this week commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation and mourn the Shoah’s Six Million Jewish victims, Holocaust education in New York State, and elsewhere in the country, looks far different than it did a generation ago. “The Diary of Anne Frank” is still read by countless thousands of middle-school students, as is Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” his harrowing memoir of surviving the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. But more often than not, these iconic books have, over the years, become springboards to wider discussions about genocides in many other times, and many other settings. 

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70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz in the Village of Mamaroneck

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015

On Thursday, January 22, a special “Mayor’s Report” was recorded in the Village of Mamaroneck Court Room. “Mayor’s Report – 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Forum,” comprised of two Holocaust Survivors, Agnes Vertes and Judy Altmann, telling their stories in front of a group from the general public, including students from Rye Neck, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale High Schools.

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