Center & Archives
Monday - Thursday:
9:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
222-05 56th Ave.
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 281-5770
Fax: (718) 631-6306
For almost a quarter century, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center has been accumulating a photographic history of the Holocaust. We have now acquired space that allows us to exhibit this collection to the public. Within this most powerful collection are dramatic and telling scenes... Open to the Public: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
|Music in Hell||Spring 2011||Preview|
|Genocide Among The Flowers: Seymour Kaftan's Ponary Paintings||Spring 2010||Preview|
|Samuel Bak||Spring 2010||Preview|
|American Cartoonists, Nazis and the Holocaust||Spring 2009||Preview|
|From the Star of Shame to the Star of Courage||Fall 2009||Preview|
|Defying the Devil: Christian Clergy who Helped Jews Escape from the Holocaust||Spring 2008||Preview|
|Ships to Nowhere||Fall 2008||Preview|
|Diplomats of Mercy, Diplomats Who Helped Jews Escape from the Holocaust||Spring 2007||Preview|
|The Nanjing Massacre: Genocide and Denial||Spring 2006||Preview|
The Holocaust Resource Center houses over 10,000 volumes of books dealing with the Holocaust and genocides including primary sources. The Center's books can be loaned out to CUNY students and staff through use of their college ID card or any patron can borrow circulating books as well. To research a particular subject, title or author go to the Queensborough Community College Library website and, once at that page, click on the "Search CUNY + PLUS" link.
THE NEW YORK TIMES COLLECTION
The Index to the New York Times Articles on the Holocaust 1933-1948 was created to help students and researchers to find a primary source of information dealing with the Holocaust.
This unique project was accomplished by Lee Potasinski, an Auschwitz survivor and volunteer researcher at the Holocaust Resource Center. He completed this tedious job in less than 10 years by scanning microfilmed daily issues and selecting items dealing with the persecution of the Jews in Germany since the rise of Hitler, including anti-Semitic acts around the world. The collection also covers the postwar period including liberation of the death camps, the opening of Displaced Persons camps and the survivors' struggle for a new life, the establishment of the State of Israel and the Nuremberg Trials.
He mounted the clippings in large-sized binders (17" x 24") containing 673 pages. Altogether these article are enclosed in 31 binders and there is only two sets available in the United States. One set is in the collection of the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College and the second set is in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
THE YIZKOR BOOKS
Yizkor (Memorial) Books are some of the best sources for learning about Jewish communities in Eastern and Central Europe. Groups of former residents, or landsmanshaftn, have published these books as a tribute to their former homes and the people who were murdered during the Holocaust. The majority of these books were written in Hebrew or Yiddish. The Holocaust Center's Yizkor books are open to the public during the hours the Center is open.