The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is a not-for-profit organization, serving Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam counties. Our Mission is to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect. We encourage students to speak up and act against all forms of bigotry and prejudice.
Our work with students and teachers helps schools fulfill the New York State mandate that the Holocaust and other human right s abuses be included in their curriculum.
Since 1994, we have brought the lessons of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights crimes to more than 1750 teachers, and through them to thousands of middle and high school students. Our programs are compelling and enlightening, making the past personally relevant to today's children and tomorrow's leaders while encouraging them to be rescuers and resisters in the face of prejudice and hate.
Through our volunteer Educators Program Committee, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center gives teachers the unique opportunity to develop programs for themselves and others. These programs not only enrich teachers' knowledge about the Holocaust and related issues, they provide the lens through which to view all other human rights violations.