HHRC Blog

HHRC History: Remembering the lives of Jerry and Rochelle, Holocaust Survivors

By HHRC | April 30, 2020

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.

Hannah Arendt on Education

By HHRC | April 29, 2020

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.

Simon Wiesenthal: Holocaust Survivor and Nazi Hunter

By HHRC | April 22, 2020

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.…

Join POLIN’s 2020 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising social-educational campaign

By HHRC | April 17, 2020

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.

HHRC History: Photo of 1984 Summer Seminar at Bowdoin College

By HHRC | April 16, 2020

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.

Eli Wiesel: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

By HHRC | April 15, 2020

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

How Do We Measure Resistance? Reflections on the Apr. 19, 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

By Erica Nadelhaft | April 14, 2020

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:…

This Passover: Thoughts on Judaism and Being Jewish

By Erica Nadelhaft | April 8, 2020

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…

Maine Teachers: The HHRC is here for you!

By HHRC | April 7, 2020

As we transform our offerings, we’d love to hear from you. What can we do to support you? What sorts of resources will be helpful? Most importantly, how are you doing? We are here if you need us this spring.

Gerda Haas, Holocaust Survivor and HHRC Founder

By HHRC | April 2, 2020

In April 1985, Governor Brennan hosted tea at the Blaine House in Augusta for a small group of Holocaust survivors and allies to commemorate Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day of…