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.

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.

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The Center For Holocaust, Genocide, And Human Rights Education Of North Carolina

is pleased to announce the winners of our poster competition.

We applaud all of the contestants and thank them for their thoughtful, well executed entries.

Congratulations to our winners!

Full list with images and essays at: http://www.holocaustspeakersbureau.org/contests.html​

Winners will be presented with their certificates and prizes at the annual Holocaust commemoration on
April 15th, 2018, 4:00pm at Judea Reform Congregation in Durham, NC. 

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The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina strongly condemns the recent Polish Holocaust law which attempts to distort and rewrite history regarding the participation of Polish citizens in persecuting and murdering Jews during the Holocaust.The law would have made it a crime to say that Poles were complicit in the Holocaust. The law was passed by the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and is slated for review by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal.

We welcome the upcoming visit of members of the Polish government to Israel to discuss the law.

Comments from Polish justice minister Ziobro came during an interview in the Polish media. Ziobro, also Poland’s chief prosecutor,  confirmed that the Constitutional Tribunal’s say on the matter is necessary for prosecutors to know how to apply the law.

An article in the February 26, 2018 Jerusalem Post goes on to explain:

“The deep rift in Polish-Israeli ties was caused by the law, signed earlier this month by the Polish president. Before becoming law, however, the legislation must be reviewed by the Constitutional Tribunal. The justice minister’s comments echoed a statement Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz made last week, who said that questions about how to interpret the law will be taken into consideration by the tribunal.

The decision was praised by the Ruderman Family Foundation, a US group that campaigned in favor of Washington severing ties with Warsaw until the law was reversed.

We congratulate the Polish government for their decision not to criminalize discussion and criticism of the involvement of Poles in the Holocaust. It was the right decision not to legislate the pursuit of the truth and chill academic freedom,” said the group's president Jay Ruderman. "Thanks to the tens of thousands of Jews and non-Jews in America, Israel and around the world who signed our petition, Poland has taken the right decision not to alienate the Jewish people who lost six million of our relatives in the Holocaust."

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