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  • 10-25-18 Repat & Restorative Justice Headshots
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

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

    Speakers: 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 David Martine (Shinnecock/Montauk, Chiricahua Apache), Chairperson, American Indian Artists Inc., (AMERINDA); Historic Preservation Officer, Shinnecock Nation This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), repatriation from the tribal perspective and the repatriation of artwork, which was stolen from Jewish families during…

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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…

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    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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    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…

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