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

Filming Survivance: A Conversation with Diane Fraher

When:
Thursday, February 07 at 5:00 PM
Where:
Kupferberg Holocaust Center

Speaker: Diane Fraher (Osage/Cherokee), filmmaker and founder and director of American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA)

This program will include a screening of clips from two films by acclaimed Osage/Cherokee filmmaker Diane Fraher, The Reawakening (2014) and The Heart Stays. Fraher will discuss her own work, depictions of Native American people in film and the work of indigenous people within the American film industry. The Reawakening, which follows a successful attorney as he returns to his reservation to help his people, was the first film written and directed by a Native woman and wholly produced by Native people. Her current film, The Heart Stays is the first feature film with a Native woman in the lead role.

 

This event is FREE, but registration is requested.

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Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium

Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship 

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…

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.