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  • Page 15 - DFraher Headshot
    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Filming Survivance: A Conversation with Diane Fraher

    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,…

  • Page 16 - Worse Than War
    Cinema Series

    Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity

    With his first book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen forced the world to re-think some of its most deeply-held beliefs about the Holocaust. A decade later Goldhagen is convinced that the overall phenomenon of genocide is as poorly understood as the Holocaust had once been. How and why do genocides start? Why do the perpetrators kill?  Why has intervention rarely occurred in a timely manner?  These and other thought-provoking questions are explored in this new documentary film. Released in…

  • Page 20 - True Whispers
    Cinema Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

    Followed by Q&A with Producer, Yvonne Russo Introduced by KHC Fellow, Barbara Kelly True Whispers is a documentary on the lives of a group of Navajo or Dinépeople who were recruited by the U.S. Navy from residential boarding schools to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of WWII. These men and women who became known as the “Code Talkers” spoke both English and their Native language, DinéBahane’, which together formed an incorruptible code used to convey messages during combat. Interviews address…

  • Page 16 - Standing Rock
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Lecture

    Standing with Standing Rock: Allyship and the Environment

    Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Rachel Waters, graduate student at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known as #NODAPL or the Standing Rock protests, began after Energy Transfer Partners gained approval to build a pipeline that passes beneath near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Its construction results in devastating environmental impact and threatens the region’s waters as well as ancient…

  • Page 17 - A Film Unfinished
    Cinema Series

    A Film Unfinished

    Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no soundtrack, one copy of a 60-minute unfinished propaganda film, shot by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto in May 1942, labeled simply “Ghetto,” sat undisturbed in an East German archive. A Film Unfinished presents the entire film, both documentary and fictionalized sequences. This is a film of enormous importance: it documents conditions under which ghetto residents lived and the efforts of the perpetrators to recast this reality to suggest an entirely…

  • Page 17 - Spiderwoman Theatre
    Colloquia Lecture

    Performing Survivance: Native American Theatre in New York City

    Speakers/Performers: Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel, Founders of Spiderwoman Theatre Founded in 1976 in New York City, Spiderwoman Theatre is the oldest indigenous people’s theatre company in the United States. Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel as well as their sister Lisa Mayo, are from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations and have formed the core of Spiderwoman Theatre since the beginning.  Spiderwoman questions gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and sexual and economic oppression and address issues of sexism, racism, classism, and the…

  • Page 10 - Annual Seder
    Special Event

    The Annual Holocaust Freedom Seder

    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. A copy of the 1946 Haggadah and…

  • Page 18 - Dunkirk
    Cinema Series

    Dunkirk

    In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. With the 75th anniversary of D-Day being June 6th, 2019, the KHC remembers the single most important event…

  • Page 18 - Shoah
    Bernstein Lecture Series Cinema Series Special Event

    Shoah: A Continuum of Holocaust History

    In honor of Yom HaShoah, the KHC will be hosting a special, all-day screening of the film, Shoah. Over nine hours long and 11 years in the making, Shoah is an epic documentary that recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses. Director Claude Lanzmann probes the memories of several survivors of the Holocaust – as well as several ex-Nazis – who helped perpetrate the horrors. Gradually, one becomes aware that what happened in Germany and occupied Europe…

  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
    Bernstein Lecture Series Special Event

    Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration

    Join the KHC for our annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration. This year’s event will include a candle lighting ceremony and special readings in honor of survivor remembrance.   This event is FREE, but registration is requested.   Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series

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