The mission of The Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) at Rutgers University is to teach future generations about the Holocaust by training educators and providing educational materials to teachers, students, and scholars. Its programs are designed to enhance public awareness of the Holocaust and promote discussion of racism, genocide, discrimination, and the importance of protecting human rights. The HRC is an important part of the Bildner Center’s overall mission of prejudice reduction and outreach to the broader community.
Teacher training programs include:
- The Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education
- One-day workshops
- Courses for educators
- Holocaust related film screening for students
- Public lectures
- Advanced seminars for faculty
- Resource library located at the Bildner Center
- Speaker referrals
The State of New Jersey mandates the inclusion of Holocaust education in the public schools which created an urgent need to provide school teachers with appropriate training. The Littman Holocaust Resource Center is a registered professional development provider with the New Jersey State Department of Education.