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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.
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The following list contains all the catalogues available at the center. To request any of these catalogues, fill out the Education Resource Request Form.
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In 1931 the Carpathian Mountains of the Ukraine was the home of over one quarter of a million Jews. Sixty–five years later, immigration, the Holocaust and political turmoil have left less than 1500.
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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 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.

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.

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Holocaust Resource Center & Archives at Queensborough Community College

Exhibition Gallery Hours - Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
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