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Next Gen Honors Holocaust Survivors


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Next Gen Honors Holocaust Survivors


Under the leadership of Renee Weinrieb and a team of volunteers and donors, 60 WNY Holocuast Survivors received a Rosh Hashanah gift basket. Happy Sweet and Healthy New Year! Rosh Hashana celebrates the Jewish new year 5777. It is observed sundown October 2 - sundown October 4. It is traditional to give give food made with honey, sugar and harvest fruits - for a sweet year.

FILM "DENIAL"


Saturday October 22nd,

Dr. Leshem will introduce the film at 6:30 P.M.

Film will begin at 6:45 P.M. 

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FILM "DENIAL"


Saturday October 22nd,

Dr. Leshem will introduce the film at 6:30 P.M.

Film will begin at 6:45 P.M. 

... a very useful and dramatic tool to remind a new generation about the reality of the Holocaust
— Mark Weitzman - Simon Wiesenthal Center

THE WNY UPSTANDER


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THE WNY UPSTANDER


Fall 2016 

Elie Wiesel Remembered


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Elie Wiesel Remembered


 

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Professor, son, husband, father and grandfather dies at 87 

Those who hear us, those who read us, and learn from us, they will continue to bear witness for us...
— Elie Wiesel

Teacher Trips


Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust

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Teacher Trips


Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust

Eve Everette, Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo vice-president of education has announced the successful applicants of the second annual 2016 Richard and Roberta Handel Educator’s Conference in Washington D.C.

“We are very pleased with the diversity of applicants this year, said Stephanie O’Donnell, NGI staff. Our goal is to provide concrete teaching tools to educators with a demonstrated commitment to teaching Holocaust and social justice.” “This year, applicants ranged from Niagara Wheatfield to Jamestown, from The Diocese of Buffalo to Buffalo Public Schools, “  added Lori Raybold NGI staff. Raybold is U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellow and public school teacher in Hamburg. O’Donnell was trained at the Belfer National Conference (USHMM) and is a teacher at Cardinal O'Hara High School.

This year’s teachers include: Kelly Bacon (English - Kenmore West High School), Shannon Burke-Krukowski (English - Elmwood Village Charter School), Christopher Hurley (Social Studies - Mount St. Mary Academy), Beth Pyskaty (Social Studies - Niagara Wheatfield High School) and Tetyana Sabers (ESL - McKinley High School). 

Open to any accredited secondary educator who is currently teaching in Western New York, the trip costs $50 with flight and hotel covered by the HRC and allows its participants to tour and receive educational materials from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, as well as the United States Institute for Peace. In doing so, it is hoped that each teacher will be more capable of helping their students connect the study of the Holocaust to the world today. The trip is led by New Generation Initiative staff members who have been trained by the USHMM.

The HRC is deeply grateful to Richard and Roberta Handel, whose generosity makes this trip possible.

We Remember Video


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We Remember Video


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HONOR


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HONOR


 

History

In 1983, with the support of the Jewish Federation of Buffalo, and a non-sectarian group of founders, Toby Ticktin Back brought the dream of a permanent way to honor and remember the survivors of the Holocaust.  The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo became part of the cultural landscape of Western New York.  The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo (HRCOB) mission is to: Teach the Lessons of the Holocaust, Remember the Events of the Holocaust and Honor the Survivors and Victims of the Holocaust.  This is achieved through documentation and personal testimony of local holocaust survivors, through the education of future generations with in-school visits and presentations, and through a wide range of in-service workshops. 

 
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Teach


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Speakers

We are fortunate to be able to draw upon a small group of local Holocaust Survivors in our community who are willing and able to share their personal experiences with students and teachers. We have both male and female Survivors from all parts of Europe including: Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Holland.  Each one has a special story to tell of how they survived the Holocaust.

Conferences

Through the generous donations of our sponsors, including Richard and Roberta Handel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, the HRCOB conducts conferences throughout the year.  Conferences are directed towards teachers, attorneys, doctors, and other community entities.  National speakers present the latest trends in Holocaust education and history.  Dr. Timothy Redmond coordinates and develops conferences with the assitance of the HRCOB's professional staff.

 

 

Videos

In 2014 The HRC’s New Generation Initiative, led by Andrew Beiter, was tasked with an extraordinarily important job: to record and preserve eye witness testimony for future generations in order to keep the flame of Holocaust Education burning brightly.

NGI Holocaust Survivor Videotaping Coordinator, Mr. Jim Gang, began recording testimony using full high definition camera equipment and has started digitizing and editing the interview into classroom-ready video clips. Testimonies will be made available for viewing in their entirety and be edited into segments based on topic. The testimonies will be posted to the HRCOB website, and will also become part of an online interactive textbook about the Holocaust for use in the classroom.

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Remember


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Remember


Through a range of creative and respectful annual events, the HRCOB leads our community in Remembering the Event of the Holocaust. They include:  Kever Avot v'Imaot (visiting the graves of our loved ones), Kristallnacht Commemoration November 9th, Yom HaShoah (Spring,), and Holocaust Proclamation Event at the Erie Country Executive or Mayor of Buffalo's office.