Holocaust Organizations and Historians Urge Action to Preserve US Government Agency that Monitors Anti-Semitism
(New York, NY) – With reports surfacing that the President plans to defund the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, more than 100 Holocaust institutions, scholars, and educators from around the world are calling on government officials not to cut, but to maintain and strengthen the office. These institutions and individuals cite the recent examples of hatred, xenophobia, and racism spreading across the nation and ask the public to call Congressional and Senate offices.
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March 13, 2017
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HERC – Mission Statement
Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC) provides instructional guidance, support and resources for educators who teach the history of the Holocaust, and educational programs for the community at large.
I am a Survivor of a Concentration Camp
On the first day of the new school year, all the teachers received the following note from their principal:
Gas chambers built by learned engineers.
Children poisoned by educated physicians.
Infants killed by trained nurses.
Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.
So, I am suspicious of education.
My request is: help your students become human.
Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns.
Reading, writing, arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more humane.
– A letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in “Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author
Less than $1.00 is allotted for each student annually in the State of Florida for education of the Holocaust. It is nearly impossible for students to grasp the material and understand its relevance with inadequate curriculum, training and supplies. It is imperative our future generations recognize the danger of prejudice and hate and instead approach others with respect and acceptance. Read More
HERC Calendar of Events
Film Series –
“Defiant Requiem: Free Showing @ All Saints”
“GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Tamara Freeman, Holocaust Ethnomusicologist“
03/23/2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All Saint’s Theatre, 918 Railroad Ave.