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.

Cover of "Conspiracy of Goodness" Exhibit

Current Exhibit

Conspiracy Of Goodness

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center is proud to unveil its 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…

Featured Event

Holocaust Freedom Seder Tables

The Annual Holocaust Freedom Seder

Sunday, March 25 at 12:00 PM
Student Union Building

Join us as we once again honor the Holocaust survivors of our community by recreating the same Passover Seder held in 1946, the first to be held after World War II. Return with us to the DP camp of Munich as the survivors of the Holocaust come together to celebrate the holiday of Freedom, the Season of Deliverance.

Reserve your spot with a $14.00 per person donation to the QCC Fund Inc./KHC Endowment. Program will include a copy of the 1946 Haggadah, a program led by Rabbi Charles Agin and cantor, and a kosher meal.

You must pre-register to attend. Online registration is encouraged. No one will be admitted without a reservation. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Visit https://annual-holocaust-freedom-seder.eventbrite.com to register.

Checks must be made payable to “QCC Fund, Inc./KHC Endowment” with “Seder 2018” written in the memo. Please mail checks and completed registration forms to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
Attn: Annual Freedom Seder
Queensborough Community College CUNY
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364

Doors will open at 11:45am. Seating is limited to 250.

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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.


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

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.