Resources

The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo provides the following resource for teachers. These educational tools are free to use.

 
 

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Blue Tattoo Educational Unit:

Blue Tattoo Educational Unit: We invite teachers to download the Blue Tattoo Film PowerPoint classroom unit  for grades 7-12.  It is intended to supplement your existing Holocaust related curriculum. The presentation includes background information, discussion topics/assignments and an edited version of the film, "Blue Tattoo: Dina's Story, Joe's Song. " 

 

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PJ Library

Holocaust Books for Young Students: PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is made possible locally through the Buffalo Jewish Federation. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up, regardless of their Jewish background, knowledge, or observance. PJ Library has created a list of Holocaust books appropriate for young students. See the link here for further information contact: Mandy Weiss, Buffalo, NY  PJ Library Director P: 716-241-4221: mweiss@jfedbflo.com 

 

Lesson Plans and Teacher Tool Box

Teachers, have your students walk in the footsteps of Elie Wiesel next year by using this lesson from the Robert F. Kennedy Center that was created by HRC Education Director Drew Beiter. 

The Holocaust Education Video Tool Box uses short film to give teachers tools they can use in the classroom. In other words, the films are designed to help educators teach the Holocaust. The focus is on methodological and pedagogical suggestions, as well as practical materials and discussion points for classrooms and groups.  

 

PROGRAMMING

 
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Handel Teacher Trip: The Holocaust Resource Center's premier teacher training trip to Washington D.C. Educators have the opportunity to tour and receive educational materials from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and the United States Institute for Peace. 

This trip is made possible due to the generosity of Richard and Roberta Handel. 

 

Teacher Conferences: The Holocaust Resource of Buffalo provides a yearly teacher conference for Middle and High School Teachers at Erie 1 BOCES. More information on this year's conference can be found here


 

Arts and Writing Contest: The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo along with the Freeland and Joffe Foundations sponsors an annual Arts and Writing Contest, which asks area Middle School and High School students to contemplate a Holocaust-related topic and respond to it in either the visual media or the written word.