Nelson Mandela on Human Rights

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“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

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HHRC History: Students write poems after hearing Holocaust survivors

By HHRC | May 14, 2020

In 1986 Linda Voss, a 6th-grade teacher at China Elementary School created a unit entitled, “The Hatred and Prejudice Inflicted Upon Anne Frank and Other Jews of Her Time – A Lesson in Avoiding  Past  Errors.” Holocaust survivors Rochelle and Jerry Slivka visited the class and shared their personal experiences.  Linda Voss shared some of the poems that…

Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights

By HHRC | May 13, 2020

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world… Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look…

For teachers adapting to pandemic, inspiration from teachers and students during Holocaust

By Erica Nadelhaft | May 8, 2020

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Fred Rogers on Helping Children

By HHRC | May 6, 2020

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May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here are Resources for Maine teachers and students.

By HHRC | May 4, 2020

In April, we remembered the Holocaust. In May, we remember the history of Jewish Mainers and their contributions right here in Maine.