“Anyone who does anything to help a child in [their] life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers
In April, we remembered the Holocaust. In May, we remember the history of Jewish Mainers and their contributions right here in Maine.
In 2003, the HHRC joined friends and family of Jerry and Rochelle Slivka, both Holocaust survivors, to dedicate a memorial in honor of their lives and their dedication to Holocaust education. Also attached is a news clipping from the Lodi News Sentinel.
Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token to save it from that ruin, which, except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable.
About Simon Wiesenthal Simon Wiesenthal was born in Buczacz, Ukraine, in 1908. After surviving various labor camps and a forced march, Wiesenthal was liberated from Mathausen on May 5, 1945.…
We do encourage you to join us for the eight edition of our “Daffodils” social-educational campaign. We wish to commemorate the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on 19 April 1943, as we have done for the past eight years.
Here’s a photo of the class and presenters from the 1984 Summer Seminar that led to the creation of the HHRC along with the cover from the workshop program.
April 19, 1943. Passover. On this day, the armed uprising of the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto began. Time and again, as a teacher of the Holocaust, I am asked:…
As I consider what it means to be Jewish, I find myself thinking about my own family and my own identity. My family covers the spectrum – from my ultra-Orthodox…