“My goal is for every student to participate in at least one week of Holocaust education before they graduate from high school.” -Yossie Hollander
With this vision, Dana and Yossie Hollander provided the founding funding to create and launch the Echoes and Reflections program in 2005. Bringing his collaborative and entrepreneurial expertise to the initiative, Yossie recognized the value and importance of bringing together three world leaders in education to develop a unique and meaningful model for engaging students in Holocaust education throughout middle and high schools in the United States.
The generous support of the Hollanders allows for the ongoing development of all components of Echoes and Reflections, including the 2005 and 2014 editions of the Teacher’s Resource Guide, application and use of visual history testimonies, enhanced website platform, and the operational infrastructure to support all facets of the program. Further, with a commitment to ensure the broad accessibility of Echoes and Reflections for all educators, regardless of their location or school/district resources, the Hollanders provide funding to underwrite the costs of professional development programs and all materials for participating teachers.
The leadership and visionary thinking of Yossie and Dana continue to guide and inspire all involved with Echoes and Reflections to ensure its long term success and impact.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Ten years ago, Echoes and Reflections started with an idea to change the landscape of Holocaust education. Founder Yossie Hollander speaks to how far we have come.