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.
Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series
Understanding the International Tracing Service
Sunday, December 6th, 2015 at 1:00pm
The International Tracing Service archive (ITS) was established by the Allied powers after World War II to help reunite families separated during the war and to trace missing family members. The Allies collected millions of pages of documentation captured during the war. Since then, the archive has continued to grow and is overseen by an 11-nation International Commission. The Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the USHMM will search for documents in the records of the ITS, as well as other collections of the museum. Join us as Dr. Diane Afoumado, Chief of the ITS Research Branch at the USHMM, provides a background on what can be found within this archive and how it can be used for research.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 12:10 PM
The glory days of the Yiddish stage are brought to life in this funny saga of a legendary theatrical family, the Bursteins. Arriving in New York in 1924, Pesach’ke Burstein, the dancing-singing comedian, quickly became a leading figure in the Golden Era of Yiddish theater. Smoothly incorporating rare archival footage and interviews with Yiddish stage veterans, this tightly edited, briskly paced documentary is as richly bittersweet – filled with laughter and tears, schmaltz and grit – as the Yiddish theater itself. Released in 2000, 85 minutes.