Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center

The lessons of the Holocaust offer an unparalleled opportunity to address the cultural, educational, and civic needs of our diverse community. The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) is neither a museum nor a library: We are a learning laboratory where students, survivors, and community members learn through their hearts, minds, and actions.

Featured Event


Friday, March 13 at 8:00 AM
Dear Friend of the KHC,
Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to CANCEL ALL EVENTS, CLASS VISITS, AND GALLERY TOURS due to concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This was not an easy decision to make, as we recognize the importance of our educational and public programming, especially the Holocaust Freedom Seder and the Yom HaShoah Commemoration, and what they represent for our community, particularly our local Holocaust survivors and their descendants. Ultimately, the decision was made following the guidance that the City University of New York has released suggesting that each campus reconsider holding non-essential, non-instructional gatherings and community events of more than 50 people during the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Our main concern is for the health and safety of our community.
The following events are now cancelled:
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 12:00pm: Eugenics, Historical Trauma, and Survivance: A Conversation with Artist and Educator Judy Dow
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:00am: Special Exhibition Tour of Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island 
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 12:00pm: Annual Holocaust Freedom Seder
  • Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 1:00pm: Yehoshua and Edna Aizenberg Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 12:00pm: Protests and Social Movements
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:00pm: Dismantling Democracy
  • Bagels & Talk: Monthly Program for Holocaust Survivors, April – June 2020 meetings
Please check the KHC website at khc.qcc.cuny.edu or
call: 718-281-5770 for updates on our hours of operations.
Thank you for understanding, and be well.

Current Exhibit

Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art

Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art will be on view at the KHC from August 27, 2019, through May 21, 2020. The exhibit is curated by Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota) and QCC Art & Design faculty member, Kat Griefen, in collaboration with students and alumni from the QCC Gallery and Museum Studies Program and the KHC Fellowship Program. The exhibition addresses the histories and present-day realities of the first people of this continent through contemporary art. Turtle Island is the name given to North America by the Anishinabek, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and the Lenape—some of the Indigenous people of this region. The sixteen works on display address survivance: a term that emphasizes both cultural survival and resistance in the face of hundreds of years of genocide and mass atrocities. Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle…

Our Mission

To use the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism, and stereotyping.


In addition to student fellowships, survivor discussion groups and docent training, the KHC hosts a few dozen events each year to investigate the Holocaust and global violence as historical and present-day realities.

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The KHC has, over the course of 35 years, received artifacts from Queens and Long Island survivors and their families, including survivor oral histories, films and videos, primary sources from World War II, and an extensive library.

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Through exhibits, events, archival resources and survivor speakers, students and the broader community grasp the significance of the past, the dangers that remain, and a sense of themselves as advocates for social change.

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Visitor Information

All members of the public are welcome. The KHC is CLOSED until further notice. For more information about becoming a volunteer, intern, or to schedule a tour, please send an email to the address listed below:

222-05 56TH AVENUE
(718) 281-5770
Large group visits to the KHC are by appointment only. For bookings and any other questions, please call or send us an email.