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: 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. At the time of liberation he weighed less than one hundred pounds. As soon as he was healthy enough, Wiesenthal began to compile evidence of…

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.