The Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) of the Lehigh Valley is dedicated to Holocaust Remembrance through education, preservation of primary sources, and outreach to present and future generations in the fight against hatred and bigotry. As an outreach and education organization, the HRC is available to assist all segments of the community, both in the Jewish community and the community at large.
A collection of over 1,000 books, visual and audio media, curricula, artifacts and art dealing with the subject of the Holocaust and the times and circumstances around it, as well as books and curricula dealing with anti-Semitism, hate crimes, genocide and overcoming oppression are available to the public. Most materials may be checked out free of charge.
The HRC provides research assistance and a speaker’s bureau on all of the above subjects. The HRC also helps to assist with workshops dealing with the Holocaust and tolerance training through the public schools, and coordinates teacher training workshops and the annual Alice Eckardt Holocaust Writing Contest for middle school and high school students.
The HRC materials are primarily housed at the JCC of Allentown, and the center is staffed by Shari Spark. Many of the materials are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours. To arrange for assistance with the collection, research or to arrange for workshops or speakers, contact Shari Spark for an appointment.
The Holocaust Resource Center is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. It is dedicated to Holocaust Remembrance as well as helping the present and future generations to find workable solutions to hatred and bigotry. We are eager to assist the community in any way we can and welcome your calls and visits.