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Simon Wiesenthal: Holocaust Survivor and Nazi Hunter

By HHRC | April 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Simon Wiesenthal: Holocaust Survivor and Nazi Hunter

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.…

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HHRC Board Members Spiegel and Huynh in the BDN: Racism is a virus too

By HHRC | April 19, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC Board Members Spiegel and Huynh in the BDN: Racism is a virus too

“Stereotypes about people of Asian descent date back centuries in the United States to when Chinese migrants first started to arrive in significant numbers in the 1800s. Racist cartoons of the time falsely depicted…

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

By HHRC | April 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Join POLIN’s 2020 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising social-educational campaign

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.

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HHRC History: Photo of 1984 Summer Seminar at Bowdoin College

By HHRC | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on HHRC History: Photo of 1984 Summer Seminar at Bowdoin College

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.

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

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

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

By Erica Nadelhaft | April 14, 2020 | Comments Off on How Do We Measure Resistance? Reflections on the Apr. 19, 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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:…

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This Passover: Thoughts on Judaism and Being Jewish

By Erica Nadelhaft | April 8, 2020 | Comments Off on This Passover: Thoughts on Judaism and Being Jewish

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…

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Maine Teachers: The HHRC is here for you!

By HHRC | April 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Maine Teachers: The HHRC is here for you!

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.

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Gerda Haas, Holocaust Survivor and HHRC Founder

By HHRC | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Gerda Haas, Holocaust Survivor and HHRC Founder

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…

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An important message from all of us at the HHRC

By Shenna Bellows | March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on An important message from all of us at the HHRC

We are all facing challenges right now, but we will get through this, together. Remember the lines from the second stanza of “The Impossible Dream?”

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