The Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust aims to understand, explore and evaluate contemporary mechanisms for protecting human rights and the rule of law in view of the lessons of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Its purpose is to promote tolerance through educational programs and activities. The Institute aims to improve our understanding of the importance of the promotion of human rights and freedoms.

The Institute, therefore, has a dual purpose: to remember the Holocaust and its affect on the Jewish people and to use its lessons to promote human rights for all peoples. Its goals reflect the dual mission of Touro College: to strengthen Jewish life and perpetuate the Judaic tradition on the college campus, and at the same time, to help build a better society for all through educational opportunities.

For more information, visit https://www.touro.edu/departments/ihrh/


Submissions from 2022

Commemorating Yom Hashoah, with Holocaust survivor Maritza Shelley and Israeli Ambassador Asaf Zamir, Moshe D. Krupka, Asaf Zamir, Maritza Shelley, and Anne Bayefsky (Presentation)