As one of Queensborough’s cultural beacons, the Center provides students and faculty alike with a supplemental educational resource, used to enrich classroom teachings with experiences that encourage personal reflection, intellectual inspiration, and a sense of social responsibility. Content areas as diverse as foreign languages and literature, basic skills, history, English, psychology, criminal justice, and health-related sciences incorporate the Center’s many resources – from its permanent exhibit, to lectures and survivor interviews - into their coursework.

The Center's new home came to fruition under the guidance of QCC’s then-president, Dr. Eduardo J. Martí, and with the financial support from New York City and New York State, and federal funding sources. Private donations and a major gift from Harriet Kupferberg (1925-2008) helped to establish a $5 million endowment campaign. Mrs. Kupferberg, who served on the board of the QCC Fund, Inc., gave $1 million in 2007 to the endowment, ensuring the Center's customized exhibits, programs, and daily operations would continue in perpetuity.

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg, benefactors of the KHC

"There are 63 languages represented at Queensborough Community College. I want to add one more: the language of understanding." – Harriet Kupferberg

The Center has since created programs such as the Holocaust Survivor Internship, Artists-in-Residence, Interfaith Dialogue Program, and a Hate Crimes Curriculum. Each semester, the Center also presents an original, customized exhibit, which draws connections to current human atrocities at both the local and global levels. Lectures facilitated by scholars are also held, which are open to the public and free of charge, that investigate issues and events of the Holocaust. In addition, the Center is involved with community groups, such as the Queens District Attorney’s Hate Crimes Bureau.

To learn more about the Center’s programs and schedule please visit the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives website.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.