Mercer County Holocaust - Genocide Resource Center
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Mission Statement

Promoting dignity and social justice to students and the community through Holocaust, genocide and
human rights education.


Elie Wiesel once said “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” And so it is with the recent violence that directly impacts the lives of Black Americans. The murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery only serve to remind us of the systemic racism and inequality that plagues the lives of both Black Americans and all people of color on a daily basis.

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center was created to teach the lessons of violations of human rights, from incidents reflecting hate to full scale human annihilation. It is our mission to educate both the students and the community that hate, bias and discrimination are the embodiment of evil that penetrates all elements of our society and that we dedicate our goal to eradicate this disease through education and the endorsement of legislation that protects all peoples.

We, as the Advisory Commission for the Center, hereby reject all excuses for behavior that perpetrates violence and endorse the need for fundamental reforms within our society to ensure that all people receive equal respect and just treatment.

Leonard R. Winogora
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center
Mercer County, New Jersey

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