The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and 

Human Rights ​Education of North Carolina 

Holocaust Speakers Bureau 


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, details, & registration: Holocaust Learning Experience​​​​​​

First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

First Person is a monthly (select Wednesdays at 1pmET) hour-long discussion featuring a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor and including questions from the audience, available on the Museum’s YouTube channel. It is made possible through generous support from the Louis Franklin Smith Foundation, with additional funding from the Arlene and Daniel Fisher Foundation.

Join Holocaust survivors for live First Person conversations as they share their experiences in their own words. By viewing First Person testimony students are exposed to the diversity of experiences of Holocaust survivors.

See link above for upcoming conversations.

Teaching Guide for First Person: Conversations with a Survivor

Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Sunday, May 5th 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705  

This year's community Yom Hashoah event will be held at Judea Reform Congregation.

We will be exhibiting Holocaust related art in the gallery. Doors will open at 3 PM so people can view the artwork. The commemoration begins at 4 PM.
Weaving together survivors’ stories, this year’s commemoration will feature SONAM (Singers of New and Ancient Music) who will be singing selections from Verdi’s Requiem and other poetry and music from Terezín.

We will be exhibiting Holocaust related art in the gallery. Doors will open at 3 PM so people can view the artwork. The commemoration begins at 4 PM.​​​​

​The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights


North Carolina Council on the Holocaust Educator Workshops

Workshops listed here:​​​​

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visit the museum’s website for programs:

Film Screening to Commemorate Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut

The Long Way Home
Monday,  May 6th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA 


The Long Way Home is a 1997 American documentary film which depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II contributing to the creation of the State of Israel. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1997.

The film's emphasis is on the pitiful conditions for Jewish refugees in Europe after the war, as antisemitism was still rife and poverty was common. It also shows how emigration to the British Mandate of Palestine became a goal for many, but that British immigration rules often resulted in them being detained in camps in Cyprus. The eventual formation of the State of Israel is then shown, with emphasis on the debates in the White House between Palestinian Jews, President Harry S. Truman, and the United Nations.

The Long Way Home is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features the voices of Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, Nina Siemaszko, Helen Slater, and Michael York.

Movie trailer -

Register Here -

This program is a collaboration between The Israel Center at Jewish For Good and The Center of Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education of North Carolina & The Holocaust Speakers Bureau.

We would like to thank and honor Moriah Films of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for producing this film and allowing us to organize a free film screening for our community.

Upcoming / Ongoing Events