About The Holocaust Resource Center
1983, The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo is committed to heightening
public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust. This is achieved
through documentation and personal testimony of local holocaust survivors,
through the education of future generations with in-school visits and
presentations, and through a wide-range of in-service workshops, along with the
distribution and loan of educational materials for teachers.
Holocaust Resource Center’s
mission is to:
Victims of The Holocaust
Events of the Holocaust
Lessons of the Holocaust
Serving as a
major resource of Holocaust materials, the Center offers over 500 books on the
Holocaust and Holocaust-related topics, a complete videotape library including
over 100 oral testimonies, current educational enrichment materials from around
the world, a complete set of instructional materials prepared by the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, poster sets for classroom use, and
book boxes containing 30-40 books each on Holocaust-related topics selected for
students in grades 6-12. Class sets of
Night, Daniels Story, All But My Life, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Cage, Two
Pounds of Sugar, The Survivor in Us All, and others are also available for
Bureau of The Holocaust Resource Center includes local Holocaust Survivors who
are volunteers. This program is available to Schools, Churches, Synagogues,
organizations and businesses. A donation to the Holocaust Resource
Center is suggested
in honor of the speaker.
We reach the
minds and hearts of the Western New York
community with our expertise in planning such programs as the:
workshops for Middle and High School Teachers.
Learning Course to H.S. students through
1 and Erie 2 BOCES.
and the United States Holocaust memorial Museum.
commemoration and memorial Service at the site if WNY’s monument for the
Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) Observance.
Freeland and Boris and Renee Joffe Annual Arts and Writing Contest for 8th-12th
Education-related Synagogue and Church programs.
Additionally, we provide:
presentations for students from middle school through college.
authors & art exhibits.
Center serves as a major resource
repository of Holocaust materials in Western New York,
available resources include:
and scholarly reference books.
|Click the Memorial photo above for a high
Bernard “Tony” Rosenthal was commissioned to create the Memorial Dedicated on
April 17, 1977, the Memorial Sculpture is in the courtyard of the Jewish
Community Center in Amherst
stainless steel, the memorial is designed with five large panels; each panel
moving like a book. There are reminders of the Holocaust on every “page” of the
unconventional “book”. The Memorial serves as Western New
York’s symbol of remembrance.
Holocaust Resource Center
of Buffalo, Inc. (HRC) is a non-profit (501C), nonsectarian, community supported
corporation. The HRC is staffed by an Executive Director and a dedicated group
support is vital to the The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo.
Managed by a
nonsectarian Board of Directors, The Holocaust Resource Center is partially
funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, and is supported by public
and private contributions, annual membership dues, individual foundations
grants, and state agencies for special projects.
“special event” donations are acknowledged at any level.
S.A.S. – Send
a Student to Washington.
Donations to the Distance Learning Washington Trip Fund are welcome.
serve as a liaison with local and national agencies on Holocaust-related
programming, and maintain contact with the media on Holocaust-related topics,
events and issues.
We would like to hear from you!
For further information regarding
the resources and services of
Sandy Saada, Executive Director