2015-2016 Programs



Kever Avot v’Imaot  

Kever Avot v’Imaot (literally means the graves of our fathers and mothers) is an annual event held each fall at Pine Ridge Cemetery to honor the memory of Holocaust Survivors and Victims. A Community Memorial Service is led by rotating local Jewish clergy with readings by the students. This important event emphasizes HRC’s dedication to Honoring Survivors and Victims of the Shoah.


Exhibit: Lawyers without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich 

This exhibit was held from November 30 through December 20th at the Buffalo Central Library.   



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Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things.  His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life. This play was shown in Buffalo, NY on March 20, 2016

Teacher's Conference March 2016 

This conference explored the Antisemitic stereotypes that were utilized by the Nazi Regime, as well as examining contemporary stereotypes.  The Keynote speakers were Dr. Larry Jones, Professor of History at Canisius College and Dr. Steven Spencer, Professor of Psychology at the University of  Waterloo  

Medical Ethics and the Holocaust

This program explored the corruption of medical ethics in Nazi Germany, the foundations for modern-day understandings of informed consent in the Nuremberg trials, and current issues of informed consent and patients’ rights, including euthanasia, and the Human Genome Project.

Traveling Exhibit: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 

In collaboration with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the HRC was able to bring in a traveling exhibit from the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum.  This exhibit was on display at the Buffalo Central Library from May 22 - July 16, 2016.