"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)

Archive

November 17th, 2009

Yaakov Riz Resource Center updated

New resources for teachers, including curriculum programs, lesson plans, and two collections from the BBC about the Holocaust and World War II.
New resources for students.
In addition, we have made our library available online for your convenience. It will be updated regularly and soon our collection of more than 300 books will be available for perusal. In addition, you will soon be able to search by keyword.

Yaakov Riz Resource Center

ex-Nazi SS member charged with 58 murders

Only identified as a "retiree from Duisburg," the man has been charged with killing 58 Jews at the end of March 1945, near Deutsch Schuetzen, an Austrian village. The Jews were forced laborers and were forced to give up their valuables and kneel by a grave before being shot.

Read the full story here

October 28th

Witness To History Project to be Presented

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our first Witness To History Project of the 2009-2010 academic year which will take place on November 19 at 6:45pm. Kurt Herman, a Kindertransport survivor, will share his story with you and a small group of other interested students/individuals.