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.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated around the world on January 27th, the day Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army. This international recognized day commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on November 1st 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year during which the United Nations General Assembly (http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance/international/pdf/un_decision.pdf) marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.
Please join us on Wednesday, January 31, 6 pm at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy as we welcome three esteemed panelists. Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials, will be joined by his son, Don Ferencz and Michael Scharf.
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.