Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives Download the KHRCA Fall 2015 Catalog of Events
at Queensborough Community College CUNY
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
This year's Colloquium series explores the effect of gendered experiences on genocide on victims, survivors, and their societies. Led by QCC Associate Professor of Sociology, this year's lectures and discussions will offer our community an opportunity to view genocide from a new and powerful perspective.
The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives Colloquium series is supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this site do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Role of Iranian Jews in Persian MusicThursday, October 15th, 2015 at 6:30pm
At the KHRCA
In celebration of the new KHRCA exhibit In the Land of the Shahs: Jewish Lives in Persia/Iran, join us as we welcome scholar of Iranian Jewry Dr. Houman Sarshar. Dr. Sarshar will discuss his research on the role of Iranian Jews in classical and popular Persian music. Houman M. Sarshar is a consulting editor of Judeo-Persian studies and contributing author for the Encyclopedia Iranica, a member of the University Seminar Series at Columbia University, and Director of Publications at the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History.
Price for Freedom
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Medical Arts Building 136
Based on the book & true story of Dr. Marc Benhuri, an Iranian Jew who served as the dentist for the Shah of Iran worked to counter oppression after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The dentist-turned-manufacturer-turned-ex-patriot rebelled with an arsenal of activities to save family and friends from the extremist regime—and to hamper one of their greatest coups, the American Hostage Crisis. One ordinary man’s amazing true story courage, justice, and liberty.
Special Guest: Dr. Marc Benhari