Spring 2017, Teach the Lessons Campaign

Spring 2017, Teach the Lessons Campaign

Thank you for sharing every thought, every emotion and every pain, every faith all in the short time you spoke to my class... we can’t do much about the past, but we can look towards a better future.
— 8th Grade Student

These words clearly demonstrate why we are committed to Remembering the Events of the Holocaust. This student is one of 1000’s who will be forever changed after meeting Dr. Sol Messinger, a witness to the Holocaust and member our Speakers Bureau.  The HRCOB needs your help to financially support the many educational programs, like the Speakers Bureau and New Generation Initiative. Your dollars fund over 50% of our annual budget including these impactful programs:

  • Coordinating Holocaust Survivors to visit over 6500 people annually at public schools and organizations throughout WNY.
  • Sold out premier of Film "Denial" with Holocaust Expert Dr. Dan Lesham from Queensborough College.
  • Kelley Szany Director of Education from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center spoke at U.N. International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan 26, 2017. This was a joint program with Canisius College.
  • HRC is partnering with Buffalo State College on an exhibit highlighting the experiences of Local Holocaust Survivors and Liberators. 
  • New Generation Initiative Programs
    • Teachers Conference: Truth with Prevail: Debunking Holocaust Denial in the Classroom
    • Nuremberg Trial 70 Years Later: Legal Ethics and the Holocaust 
    • Creation of Buffalo 10 Holocaust Survivor documentaries for classroom teaching
    • Arts and Writing Contest on same theme of Teacher Conference of Denial

With your support HRCOB can exceed programming expectations. Your gift will tell the stories of the victims and the survivors and teach the lessons of the Holocaust to present and future generations, so we all will be Upstanders, instead of Bystanders.  Teach the Lessons. Remember the Events and Honor the Survivors of the Holocaust.