The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina 
Holocaust Speakers Bureau 

To learn more about the Holocaust and to access our resources, please visit the resources tab on this website. Also, you can view one of our five documentary shorts to hear and see firsthand, eyewitness testimony of a survivor.  You can also learn about our upcoming speaking engagements and view photos from our past events.

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Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. 

For the first time, 74 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a traveling exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of the camp is being presented to a U.S. audience. The exhibit is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City and will be on view until January 3, 2020.

The most significant site of the Holocaust, Auschwitz was not a single entity, but a complex of 48 concentration and extermination camps, at which 1 million Jews—and tens of thousands of others—were murdered.

This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away.

The photos below were taken at a recent tour of the exhibit. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage to view this powerful reminder of man’s inhumanity to man and what can happen when hate goes unchecked.

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, began on Sunday, September 29th. The holiday commences the 10 days of awe – a time when all Jewish people are asked to do serious introspection, to take stock of the past year and promise to do better in the coming year. We at our Center commit to working towards creating a more compassionate world for all. We work for the more than 70 million displaced persons and refugees who long for a safe haven, a home free from persecution and hardship.

Hatred. Injustice. Senseless violence. Over the last year, vulnerable individuals and communities in our own country and around the world have endured tragedy. We have witnessed it all.

We must continue to voice our anger over the recent announcement that the United States government will slash by 40% the number of refugees accepted. Just as we hope for a new beginning for ourselves, so must we commit to welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

May this new year be one when we will see justice and compassion for all.

Warm wishes for a year ahead filled with joy, good health and fulfillment.

Sharon Halperin, Director
Center For Holocaust, Genocide, And Human Rights Education Of NC

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education of North Carolina

(the Holocaust Speakers Bureau)

inspires students and members of our community to respect the dignity of all human beings by

teaching the challenging topics of the Holocaust, genocide, and tolerance. We work with schools, museums, libraries and houses of worship to develop age-appropriate materials, presentations and programs.