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

Living in the Shadows of Auschwitz: 75 Years Later

Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 PM
Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills

SPECIAL LOCATION: Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367

This year, the KHC is partnering with the Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 2020 also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. Join us for a conversation about Auschwitz’s traumatic legacy as a camp, community, and memorial with Jody Russell Manning, Program Director for Rowan University’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Between 2005 and 2011, Manning served as the first American intern in the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Attendance is free but registration is requested.

Part of the Drs. Bebe & Owen Bernstein Lecture Series


This event is FREE, but registration is required.

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 dozens of 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. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE: The KHC will be CLOSED from December 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020. The KHC will reopen on January 2, 2020. There is no admission fee. 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.