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.

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Current Exhibit

Conspiracy Of Goodness

Opening October 15, 2017

The KHC unveils our newest original exhibition that tells the story of how an isolated Huguenot community in the Haute-Loire region, saved 3,500 Jews from Nazi Germany and the soldiers of Vichy France. Villagers of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the surrounding villages, joined together to conceal, rescue, and provide false documentation for Jews and French Resistance fighters, at great risk to their own lives. They offered sanctuary and kindness to refugees, while they, the Huguenots (French Calvinists), had lived under oppression themselves and were targets of religious persecution for hundreds of years. The unwavering willingness of the villagers of Le Chambon to help those in need is a testament to the power of the human spirit and will serve as an outstanding model to students and other visitors about our responsibility to respond to global events.

Featured Event

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Exhibition Opening: Conspiracy of Goodness

When:
Sunday, October 15 at 1:00 PM
Where:
Kupferberg Holocaust Center

Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series

The KHC unveils of our newest original exhibition that tells the story of how an isolated Huguenot community in the Haute-Loire region, saved 3,500 Jews from Nazi Germany and the soldiers of Vichy France. Villagers of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the surrounding villages, joined together to conceal, rescue, and provide false documentation for Jews and French Resistance fighters at great risk to their own lives. They offered sanctuary and kindness to refugees, while they, the Huguenots (French Calvinists), had lived under oppression themselves and were targets of religious persecution for hundreds of years. The unwavering willingness of the villagers of Le Chambon to help those in need, is a testament to the power of the human spirit and will serve as an outstanding model to students and other visitors about our responsibility to respond to global events.

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Our Mission

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

LEARN

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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RESEARCH

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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ENGAGE

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. We are open Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. There is no admission fee.

222-05 56TH AVENUE
BAYSIDE, NY 11364
(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.