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.

Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Rafael Medoff FDR and the Holocaust: Could More Jews Have Been Saved? Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 pm Mamaroneck Public Library

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center  and Westchester Jewish Council present the  Annual Westchester Countywide Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Thursday, May 5th 12:00PM - 1:00PM • Garden of Remembrance

The Survivor Legacy Education Project

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


HHREC in the News

Holocaust Survivor Speaks Of Hate Crimes At Hastings High School

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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.


Students Promote Human Rights At Manhattanville College Event

Published: Friday, March 11, 2016

More than 400 students and teachers from 30 area high schools spent Thursday promoting human rights awareness at the 15th annual Human Rights Institute for High School Student Leaders at Manhattanville College in Purchase. The all-day event, sponsored by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, opened with an address by keynote speaker Judy Altmann, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen death camps.


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.