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Persistence of Genocide

Our Gallery Display on the Persistence of Genocide around the world is open to the public. See the "About" menu on our home page for details on visiting the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education.

In-School Curriculum Suitcase

A Journey to Life Curriculum Suitcases allows middle and high school teachers to teach the Holocaust through the life story of a local Holocaust survivor.

Student Leadership

It is not enough to educate the next generation about human rights. The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education is committed to empowering them to take action in both their local and our global communities. The Annual Catherine Woolf Student Leadership Conference brings middle school students together to recognize bias and prejudice in themselves and their peers, and gives them the tools to create positive change.

I Was There

I Was There is a Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College production featuring the accounts of three local area veterans, Mr. Allan Ostar, Mr. Donald Reinhold, and Mr. Peter Verdicchio, who were eyewitnesses to the German concentration camps at the end of World War II in Europe. An excellent resource for high schools, colleges and the community, local audiences may arrange to meet the veterans at film screenings.

Documenting Survivor Stories

Ruth Knopp’s tale of courage and defiance is but one of dozens of survivor stories documented by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education and available for study.

Crisis in the Congo

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education is committed to education and action on current human rights crises. Working with Scott Blanding and his powerful documentary film on the Democratic Republic of Congo, the center has held community programs, educator workshops and encouraged action to develop resources for the women struggling to come grips with the violence that devastated them physically and emotionally. (Photo credit: Scott Blanding.)

The Archives

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education collects photographs, testimonies, artifacts, documents and other personal memorabilia from survivors of the Holocaust, genocides and other human rights violations to preserve the history for future generations.

Etty: A Conversation

Etty: A Conversation is an in-school program for high schools featuring a one-woman theatrical performance, curriculum guide and professional development for educators. Based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish Dutch victim of the Holocaust, it serves as a focus of cross-curricular study.

The Center can arrange to have your school view the play, and provide interactive discussion and student activities. We also perform a professional workshop for teachers and provide them with a teacher's guide. (Photo credit: Ricardo Barros)

Law Enforcement Training

The Law Enforcement Training Program, a collaborative program between the Center, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, uses the Holocaust to educate law enforcement officers about their responsibilities to protect our rights in our pluralistic society. 

Serving the Community

Detective David D'Amico from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is an integral staff member of the Center's Consequences of Hate and Bias in Our Community: A Program for Juveniles, the court-mandated education program for juvenile bias crime offenders. His powerful presentation on bias, prejudice and stereotypes was presented for the community, as well as in schools across the county.

Chhange for Our Future

Construction Begins!

Exciting news! The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College is embarking on a landmark step in the Center’s history, with the construction of a new facility that is more than twice its current size. The new facility will be centrally located next to the Bankier Library on the Lincroft campus, and it will house a Holocaust/Genocide Archives, an Interactive Dedicated Exhibit, a “Smart” Classroom, Library and Volunteer work area. Construction on the facility began on February 28, 2012.

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31st Annual Colloquium

What Will be Your Freedom Ride?

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Robert J. Collins Arena
Brookdale Community College

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Remember Me?

Children. They are the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide. Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. As of early August 2011, over 190 child survivors have been identified!

Will you help us find them?

New Teacher's Guide Available

Using Diaries as Primary Sources
Study of the Holocaust in the Netherlands

Photo credit: Ricardo BarrosEtty: A Conversation is an in-school program for high schools featuring a theatrical performance, curriculum guide and professional development for educators. Based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish Dutch victim of the Holocaust, it serves as a focus of cross-curricular study.

(Photo credit: Ricardo Barros)

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Testimonial Dinner

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College has selected Albert A. Zager, Esq. as Honoree at this year's testimonial dinner. Al has served as the President of the Center for the past twenty years and has been involved almost since its inception 33 years ago. This is an exceptional level of leadership, commitment and service, and it is especially appropriate that we honor him as he finishes his final year as president.

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Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Competition

Strength, Spirit, Resilience and Hope

The Center is proud to announce the 2012 Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Competition for students in grades 5 through 12. The awards are in honor of Luna Kaufman, who was born in Krakow, Poland, and survived the Krakow Ghetto and three concentration camps.

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Recent Highlights


The Generations Book Club - May 3, 2012

Education Under Fire - April 25, 2012

Armenian Genocide Remembrance - April 16, 2012

Yom HaShoah Remembrance - April 16, 2012

Make school safe for LGBTQ students - March 12, 2012

The Generations Museum Trip - March 4, 2012

Genocide in America? - February 27, 2012

The Generations Inaugural Brunch - December 4, 2011

Holocaust Educators Conference - December 2, 2011

Crisis in Somalia - November 17, 2011

Only A Number - November 10, 2011