"And When the Last Survivor is Gone, Who Will Tell of the Holocaust?"

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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

The Jacket From Dachau:
One Survivor's Search for Justice, Identity, and Home

Opening October 2016

Jacket From Dachau

In July of 2015, the KHRCA was contacted by a vintage clothing dealer about a recent acquisition of a unique garment at an estate sale. In the back of a walk-in closet, amid a variety of old shirts and vintage dresses, hung a faded striped jacket. A year later, this new exhibition tells the story of Benzion Peresecki, a young Jewish man from Lithuania who wore this jacket for ten months in Dachau and kept it for 33 years. 
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Public Programming at KHRCA

Second KHC 2016-17 Colloquium Event
Curator's Talk: The Making of the Jacket From Dachau
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 12:20pm

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 Join us as Dr. Cary Lane, KHRCA 2016-2017 Curator-in-Residence and assistant professor of English at Queensborough Community College, discusses the process of research and discovery that led to the development of this exhibition.

The KHC Colloquia, initiated in the 2012/2013 academic year, is supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

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Members of the public are welcome. We are open Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There is no admission fee. 
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives is to use the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Since its inception, the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives has relied heavily on State and City funding. In these uncertain economic times, and in order to ensure the future of this center and its critical work, these funding sources are not enough. Please help ensure that the voices and lessons of the past can continue to shape the citizens of the future.

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