Next Generations is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 by children of Holocaust Survivors, educators and others who care about social injustice with the vision of empowering future generations to be the messenger for all Survivors and keep their authentic voices alive.

NEXT GENERATIONS is excited to present their fall showcase of events – all on the digital Zoom platform.

All programs are being offered at no cost to you. However, you must register individually for each program. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon.

Current schedule:

​​​​​​​​​Annual Durham-chapel Hill Yom HaShoah Commemoration​

One Survivor Remembers 

Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 PM 

Zoom event

Register here:

We are honored to have Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser as our speaker.

Born in Krakow, Poland in 1928, Ben survived several ghettos, concentration

camps, death marches, and death trains, including the notorious three-week

death train from Buchenwald to Dachau that arrived just three days before liberation.

Today he is the last living survivor of that infamous train ride. Since his retirement

from a career in real estate, Ben has devoted his life to preserving the memory of

the Shoah. He founded the ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation in 2009.

His memoir, Living a Life That Matters: From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream,

was published in 2011.

Please join us to hear Ben’s incredible story and commemorate Yom HaShoah.

Also Featured in the Program:

-Announcement of the winners of the 14th Annual
Holocaust Remembrance Essay Contest,

sponsored by the Penny Daum Aldrich Endowment Fund
​for Holocaust Remembrance

-Memorial candle-lighting ceremony

-Recitation of Kaddish and El Male Rachamim
by Rabbi Soffer, Judea Reform Congregation

Sponsored by

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education

and Jewish For Good

Holocaust Speakers Bureau and the Levin Jewish Community Center


For additional information contact Sharon Halperin:​​

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Live Streamed Events. Available on demand at:

“Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)"

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies Online at ASU
March 1, 2021 11:00AM

Free & open to the public

Center to Host Prof. Havi Dreifuss, Yad Vashem Center Director, for talk on the End of the Warsaw Ghetto (March 1)
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies proudly invites the public to an online lecture by Professor Havi Dreifuss (Tel Aviv University / Yad Vashem) live from Israel. Prof. Dreifuss's talk will center on the “Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)" and take place on Mon., March 1, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST.

A professor of Jewish history and the Head of the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Dreifuss also serves as the Director of the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Israel. Her path-breaking research deals with various aspects of everyday life during the Holocaust, including the relationship between Jews and Poles, religious life in light of the Holocaust, and Jewish existence in the face of extermination. Dr. Dreifuss' "We Polish Jews"? The Relations between Jews and Poles during the Holocaust – The Jewish Perspective (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2009) made a critically important contribution to the ongoing public and scholarly debates over the Shoah in German-occupied Poland. Her latest book, on which the talk will be based, The Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943), just won the Shazar Prize for the Study of Jewish History.    

Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the program is co-sponsored by ASU Departments of History, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Religion and Philosophy.

Like all Center events, this online program is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or To attend, please register here: 

Upcoming / Ongoing Events

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

The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights

presents the 
TOLI International Art Exhibit 2020: Students View the Holocaust Through Art

Viewable online now: