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.
The Forgotten Genocide
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 12:10 PM
The first full-length feature film on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. This documentary details the genocide by Turks through eyewitness accounts and interviews with survivors, combined with rare archival film footage. Narrated by television and motion picture star Mike Connors. Armenian born J. Michael Hagopian, who was a political science and economics professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), was unsatisfied with the quality of educational films available. Hagopian left his teaching post and picked up a camera to produce and direct on topics ranging from Black history to Nigerian culture. Born in Kharpert-Mezreh, Hagopian's search for his roots and the history of his people have won him critical acclaim, including two nominations for Emmys for the writing and production of The Forgotten Genocide. Released in 1975, 28 minutes.