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    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    On January 27th, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. The United Nations General Assembly designated this day as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, we honor the victims of the Nazi era and help prevent future genocides. Please join the Kupferberg Holocaust Center in this day of Remembrance.  

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    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    In the Shadows of Auschwitz: The Treatment of Jews in Poland during the Holocaust

    Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration Dr. David Engel, Holocaust scholar and author of multiple books on the Holocaust will lecture about the treatment of Jews specifically in Poland during the Holocaust. This presentation will chronicle his research of the Holocaust in Poland, the Polish government-in exile, and the role of complicity versus collaboration versus rescue that occurred in Nazi occupied territories in Eastern Europe. Engel is a Professor of…

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  • Cinema Series Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Denial

    Based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that…

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  • Dr. Azadeh Aalai
    Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Becoming an Engaged & Active Bystander: How to Navigate a Complex & Diverse World

    NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration This workshop will facilitate skill-building for student and other participants by asking them to reflect on difficult questions, such as: what does it take to become an engaged and civic-minded citizen, and how can we develop skills to be more likely to be active (rather than passive) bystanders? The workshop will explore the theme of complicity and collaboration in a modern context, by reflecting on how we feel pressure today to remain passive in…

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  • Cinema Series

    The Zoo Keepers Wife

    In 1939 Warsaw, the Germans are slowly making their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe’s Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life’s work together with the city, will turn to ashes. With the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals’ zoo, will…

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  • Holocaust Freedom Seder Tables
    Special Event Student Union Building

    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. Admission is $14.00 per person. Guests receive a Haggadah, a program led by Rabbi Charles Agin and cantor, and a kosher meal.…

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  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
    Special Event Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Yom HaShoah Commemoration

    Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Join the KHC for our annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration. Also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, this event commemorates the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust, and recognizes the heroism of the survivors and rescuers. 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. Visit: https://yom-hashoah-commemoration.eventbrite.com

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  • Dr. Aliza Luft
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Wartime Defection: Resistance and Rescue During Genocide

    Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration Prominent scholar and UCLA faculty member Dr. Aliza Luft will discuss her research on rescue behavior during mass atrocities and genocide. Her presentation will focus on decision-making in violent contexts and how people shift stances from support for state violence to resistance over time. Luft draws on case studies from her research in France, where people were both complicit in genocide and resistant to…

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  • Good Evening Mr. Wallenberg DVD Cover Image
    Cinema Series

    Good Evening Mr. Wallenberg

    Raoul Wallenberg was a small-scale businessman from Sweden, whose life was transformed after he witnessed bodies being thrown from a train on its way to Auschwitz. With the support of the Swedish Embassy, he consequently moved to Budapest in late 1944 to help protect Jews from Adolph Eichmann’s Sonderkommando. By issuing passports and intimidating German officials, he succeeded in helping hundreds of Jews either flee from Budapest or get placed in protective housing. Released in 1990, 115 minutes

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