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  • Page 6 - Genocide in the Americas Films
    Cinema Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Indigenous People & Genocide in the Americas

    Film Program Curated by KHC Fellow, Julio Meza This film program addresses mass atrocities committed against indigenous people on this continent and the present-day ramifications for Native American communities and the environment. Issues of social justice, gender justice, land rights and sovereignty will be covered in the films and in the conversation. The Canary Effecttraces the effects that the United States and its policies have on the Indigenous peoples. Columbus Didn’t Discover Us,pertains to the July 1990 convergence of Indigenous groups…

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    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The Collecting and Display of Contemporary Native American Art

    Lecturer: Danyelle Means, Museum Consultant Danyelle Means, the Consulting Curator for the upcoming Survivance & Sovereignty on Turtle Island Exhibitand former Exhibitions Director for the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, will discuss her research on museum collections and exhibition practices. In particular, she will address Native American Art in the collections of European museums.   This event is FREE, but registration is requested   Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American…

  • The Book Thief
    Cinema Series Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The Book Thief

    Based on the best-selling book, The Book Thief is a moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II in Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel is adopted by a German couple. Though she arrives illiterate, Liesel if encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max, a Jew hiding from Hitler’s army, Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination…

  • Page 7 - Kristallnacht Film
    Cinema Series Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Kristallnacht: The Journey from 1933-1988

    In 1988, PBS marked the 50thanniversary of Kristallnacht. The “Night of Broken Glass” was the infamous anti-Jewish pogrom that took place on November 9thand 10th, 1938. Narrated by Eric Sevareid, the program tells about the night when hundreds of synagogues were destroyed, thousands of Jews were arrested, and Jewish businesses were vandalized by the Nazis. The film includes personal testimonies and archival film footage. Released in 1988, 58 minutes.      

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    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Repatriation and Restorative Justice: From Native American Remains and Sacred Objects to Nazi Art Theft

    Panelists: Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law at Solomon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University Jackie Swift (Comanche/Fort Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution Additional Speaker To Be Announced This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the repatriation of artwork, which was stolen from Jewish families during the Holocaust-era. Jennifer Kreder will discuss how museums have undermined the mission of the WWII Army…

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    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Stolen Children: The Legacy of the Carlisle Indian School & Canadian Residential Schools

    Program Introduced by KHC Fellow, Julio Meza Speaker:Hayes P. Mauro, Associate Professor, Queensborough Community College, Art & Design Department Short Films: Kent Monkman’s Brothers and Sisters, Released 2015, 3 mins Stolen Children, Residential School Survivors Speak Out, Released 2015, 18 mins Two short films based on original archival footage and the accounts of survivors of the Canadian residential schools will be screened. A talk will follow by Professor Mauro based on his book, The Art of Americanization at the Carlisle…

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    Bernstein Lecture Series Special Event Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Kristallnacht Commemoration Keynote Presentation: A Social Psychological Approach to Bystander Behavior During the Holocaust

    Special Guest: Hanne Liebmann, Holocaust Survivor Keynote Speaker: Dr. Azadeh Aalai, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Queensborough Community College   Join the KHC as we remember the 80thanniversary of Kristallnacht, the violent anti-Jewish pogram that took place over 48 hours beginning on November 9th, 1938. Kristallnacht, “Crystal Night,” or sometimes, “Night of Broken Glass” was a turning point in the history of the Holocaust. Survivor Hanne Liebmann will share her memories of that dreadful day, leading up to her deportation…

  • My Knees Were Jumping
    Cinema Series Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports

    Filmmaker Melissa Hacker’s mother, Ruth Morley, was one of the over 10,000 children saved in the Kindertransport movement during the Holocaust. On the eve of World War II, as millions of Jews were seeking refuge from Nazi persecution, country after country turned its back – all except Great Britain who opened its doors to an unspecified number of Jewish children in danger. Narrated by screen legend Joanne Woodward, My Knees Were Jumping weaves personal first-hand accounts with extraordinary archival footage to…

  • Sofia Lago
    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The Politics of Language: Revival of Hebrew in the 20th Century and Modern Revitalization Efforts of Indigenous Languages

    Speaker: Sofia Lago, Former KHC Curatorial Fellow; PhD candidate University of Bristol, UK The term “language revival” refers to a community of speakers halting or reversing the decline of language, or reviving an extinct one. To date, scholars of ethnolinguistics and language politics identify the Hebrew language as the only successful revival movement, though spoken language has been viewed as an integral part of cultural identity since the late seventeenth century. In the Americas, language revival has become a necessary…

  • Page 15 - Kindertransport Special Event
    Bernstein Lecture Series Lecture Special Event Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    The Kindertransport: 80 Years Later

    Survivor Speakers: Anita Weissbord, Manfred Korman, Ellen Zilka, and Hannah Deutch Musical Performance by The Astoria Music Project Immediately following the violent demonstrations during Kristallnacht, rescue efforts went into effect to bring Jewish child refugees from Nazi Germany, Austria, and Czech lands into Great Britain. The Kindertransport, or Children’s Transport, through the work of many organizations and individuals, saved approximately 10,000 children from an unknown fate. Join the KHC for a special panel discussion with local Holocaust Survivors who were…

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