Each year, the Holocaust Resource Center delivers two hallmark events - the Murray Pantirer Scholars’ Lecture and Yom HaShoah memorial service - as well as commemorative programs for International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Kristallnacht. The HRC also hosts various programs with Kean University’s Human Rights Institute; communities with a history of genocide, including Cambodians and Sudanese; and organizations such as Facing History and Ourselves and Echoes & Reflections. We are also interested in partnering with religious communities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2021
The HRC was a community partner with JRoots for their Passing the Torch ceremony and the Holocaust Center for Humanity for their community performance of Dear Erich for IHRD this year.
Yom HaShoah - Virtual Program
Save the Date: April 7, 2021 at 7pm
Each spring, the HRC partners with the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest to present the Yom HaShoah memorial program. Check back for more information on this year's program in the coming weeks.
Kristallnacht/The November Pogrom
Save the Date: November 9, 2021
The HRC holds annual Kristallnacht/The November Pogrom programs at Kean Union and Kean Ocean with Ocean County College, and collaborates on various initiatives with Kean University’s General Education department, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Jewish Studies programs, Hillel student group, and partner organizations.
Murray Pantirer Annual Scholars Lecture Series
Last year's lecture was on December 2, 2020 and featured Dr. Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University.
Named for the late Holocaust survivor and HRC founder Murray Pantirer, the dynamic annual lecture series has attracted thousands of visitors to the Kean University campus. Among the noted guest scholars, theologians, survivors and dignitaries are:
- Nobel Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel z”l
- Chief Rabbi of Israel Israel M. Lau
- Deborah Dwork (Clark University)
- Sir Martin Gilbert z”l
- Christopher Browning (UNC - Chapel Hill)
- Gerda Weissman Klein
Recordings of all lectures are available through the HRC Library.
We are pleased to share with you part of the 1986 Murray Pantirer Memorial Scholar Lecture with honored guest Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Author and Activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner: