A 21st Century Resource Center

The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center is located on the West Windsor, NJ, campus of Mercer County Community College. We are dedicated to providing the most current resources on Holocaust and genocide education for the 21st Century classroom. Learn more about us at

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall 2013 Events!

October 10, 2013                                            Movies at Noon
The HGRC in collaboration with the MCCC clubs, Kappa Delta Pi, The Future Teachers and LGBTF will Present and discuss “Bent” a movie that depicts the experience of homosexuals during the Holocaust. This is one of the first in a series of educational movies that will be presented on Thursday at noon in the Holocaust center.
October 15, 2013 4:00pm                               Human Trafficking: A violation of Human Freedom
With the Super Bowl expected to bring an influx of thousands of people into New Jersey, the state will be at an increased vulnerability to human trafficking. New Jersey is already a prime location for domestic and international human trafficking because of its central location between the New York metropolitan area and the tri-state metropolitan region of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. It is the most densely populated state in the U.S. and has the third highest proportion of foreign born residents at nearly 20 percent. A panel of experts will discuss Human Trafficking
October 29, 2013   12pm and 4pm                  Bullying Awareness Day
The HGRC in collaboration with the clubs KDP and FTC will be showing the documentary “BULLY” and will also be displaying posters, and handing out information on how to prevent bullying. We will also be having a fundraiser to support victims of abuse at Home Front. Finally, we will be having a presentation by the people from the Kids-bridge museum at TCNJ.  
November 12, 2013     4:00 pm HGRC          75th anniversary of Kristallnacht
The year 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Because of the significance of this anniversary, we are presenting a program of remembrance that will include a survivor, a film and a musical interlude.
December 3, 2013   4:00pm  Book Discussion   DESTINED TO WITNESS
Hans J. Massaquoi chronicles his childhood in Hamburg in the 1930's, where he ''fell through the cracks of modern history's . . . most systematic mass-murder scheme.'' The son of an African diplomat and a white German nurse who never married, the young Massaquoi was swept up by Hitler's pageantry and propaganda. 'Destined to Witness'' examines a roller coaster of racism from different cultures and continents.
Check for New Events & Updates! Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place at the MCHGRC West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Library Building – 2nd Floor (Next to the Bookstore) * ALL EVENTS LISTED ARE FREE OF CHARGE! Professional Development Hours are available for educators!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation @ MCHGRC!

NEWS from Mercer County Community College

CONTACT:  Jim Gardner, Public Relations Manager, 609-570-3736


Mercer County Holocaust Center to Host Panel Discussion on 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

WEST WINDSOR – The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will host a panel discussion offering diverse views and perspectives in recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The discussion, held in cooperation with MCCC, the African/American Student Union, and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Resource Center, on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The Center is located on the second floor of the Library Building.

The panel discussion will include a group that will examine the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation, from its historical significance to social and racial impact. Present and future impacts will be discussed, as well as problems remaining.

“We are going to address the Emancipation Proclamation from a variety of perspectives, and look at the idea of freedom – and lack of freedom,” said Elizabeth DeGiorgio, co-director of the Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center.

Panelists will include the Rev. Darrell Armstrong, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton; Dr. Diane Campbell, executive dean for Student Affairs at MCCC; MCCC History Professor Dr. Craig Coenen; MCCC Sociology Professor Dr. Joan Goldstein; and MCCC Bursar Lucia Brown Joseph.

The presentation is especially appropriate for educators, students and those with an interest in the world-shaping events. Professional development hours are available for educators. Educators should register by visiting

For more information, email Learn more about the Holocaust-Genocide Research Center and upcoming events at

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

THIS Thursday 3/7 - Only A Number in the Classroom!

Josh Besserman's workshop on using Only A Number in the classroom has been RE-SCHEDULED for this THURSDAY, MARCH 7 at 4:30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, February 11, 2013

THIS Wednesday, 2/13 - Jasha Levi @ MCHGRC!

Seats are going fast for this amazing event - sign up today at
Learn more about Jasha at

Children of Terror @ MCHGRC

Shawn Kildea hosted a screening of the film, a documentary tale of two girls – a Polish Catholic and a German Jew – who both survived the Holocaust as children to forge a close friendship, on Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m.

25 participants learned about Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride and Inge Auerbacher who were born in two different countries and into two different traditions and were also forced to endure deportation, labor and concentration camps, starvation, disease, and isolation during the Second World War. Despite their dramatically different traditions and background, they were united by a common trauma: the fear experienced by children in wartime.

Children of Terror combines the stories of these two Holocaust survivors. Auerbacher, a German Jew, survived Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp located in what is now the Czech Republic, while Gilbride, Catholic Pole, survived Chemnitz, a Nazi work camp in Germany. The film focuses on the interfaith relationship these two women have built in spite of the resistance from some within their own communities to their friendship.

Following the screening, Shawn answered questions from the audience and shared personal stories related to both women in the film.

Dr. Shawn Kildea is a professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider University. He has produced award-winning films on topics as divergent as the Civil Rights Movement, Head Trauma in the NFL, The Revolutionary War, Cyber bullying, and the film we are presenting tonight, which is about two Holocaust survivors.

He was a William Randolph Hearst visiting scholar at the University of Alabama last year and recently completed a Fellowship at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

He resides with his wife and four children in Lawrenceville.