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From Victims to Survivors:

Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany

May 1, 2024

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Armenia my home

Armenia, My Home

April 24, 2024

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Contemporary Antisemitism and How Education Can Combat It

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How Saba Kept Singing

Monday, January 29 at 7PM

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Native Women and Allies Speak:
What We Weren't Taught in School

Thursday, November 16 at 7PM via ZOOM

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Yonia Fain


The Armenian Genocide and Its Denial






Precarious Relationships: Survivors and Rescuers in Poland after the Holocaust

A webinar commemorating Yom Hashoah, featuring Dr. Natalia Aleksiun, University of Florida




Eliyana Adler - Entangled Memories

Native America and the Legacy of the Past

The Holodomor -- Food as a Weapon

Presented by Dr. Victoria Khiterer

Breaking the Silence -- LGBTQ in Holocaust

Breaking the Silence -- LGBTQ in Holocaust

Juneteenth -- A Celebration of Freedom

Living in Lviv During a Russian Invasion -- a discussion between Gesher Galicia President, Steven S. Turner, Treasurer Darcy Stamler and tour guide and genealogy researcher Alex Denisenko on what it feels like to be living in Ukraine today during a Russian invasion.

Native American Month, November 2021

Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center Advisory Commission Member Rev. John Norwood addresses the Mercer County Library System with his presentation, "We Are Still Here! The History and Continuing Culture of New Jersey's Indigenous Tribal Communities."

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Acknowledgement to the Lenni-Lenape

The land upon which the Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center stands is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called “Lenapehoking.” The Lenape People lived in harmony with one another upon this territory for thousands of years. During the colonial era and early federal period, many were removed west and north, but some also remain among the three continuing historical tribal communities of the region: The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation; the Ramapough Lenape Nation; and the Powhatan Renape Nation. We acknowledge the Lenni-Lenape as the original people of this land and their continuing relationship with their territory.


Armenian Genocide Statement

by Margaret Bar-Akiva, Member HGHRC Advisory Commission

On April 24th of this year President Biden became the first US President to officially recognize the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as Genocide. The fact that it took 106 years for the US to officially recognize the death of 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide is indicative of the geopolitical power that Turkey has leveraged despite its shameful history.

Many Armenians grew up in households with a parent or a grandparent who survived the brutal death march across the Syrian desert and witnessed the atrocities, the massacres, the forced deportations, the horror of children dying of starvation or disease. Like many other Armenians, I learned about the Genocide from my Grandmother and Mother who were among the survivors. And like other Armenians who wish to honor the memory of those who perished there is a compelling need to have this painful chapter in history acknowledged.

The Mission of our Center at MCCC is to promote dignity and social justice through Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights education. President Biden's declaration upholds the spirit and mission of the Center and sets a shining example for others to follow. May we all have the courage and fortitude to do so when we are put to the test.


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