The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) at Florida Atlantic
University presents cutting-edge training and resources to teachers involved in
Holocaust and genocide education. The Center offers workshops, advanced seminars,
and summer institutes for K-12 teachers working in the fields of history, arts,
languages, religion, science, technology, politics, and social studies. The (CCHRE)
serves all schools in the counties of Broward, Palm Beach , Martin, St. Lucie, Indian
River , Glades, and Okeechobee. The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
prepares teachers to implement the Florida mandate using historical data as well
as lessons devised to stimulate discussions on ethics, individual responsibility,
nonviolence, and conflict resolution. The Center's goal is both to edify students
about the Holocaust era, but also to apply their knowledge and analytical skills
to the events of past and present genocides.
In addition to training colloquiums, the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
provides age-appropriate material, lessons, and resources to teachers and other
community organizations via special consultations, the (CCHRE) website, lending
privileges to an extensive text and poster library, and an impressive video and
One of the most effective and unrivaled techniques of Holocaust pedagogy is the
incorporation of eyewitness testimony. Thus, the Center administers a Speakers Bureau
composed of child survivors of the Holocaust, rescuers, and former Allied soldiers.
The emotional stories of the survivors effect students in a manner that reaches
beyond the classroom and into their own personal lives.
The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education is a member of the international
Association of Holocaust Organizations, the Florida Commissioner’s Task Force on
Holocaust Education, and the Save Darfur Coalition of South Palm Beach.