Special Campus Exhibition Preview: Conspiracy of Goodness

Start Date: October 12 2017 - 04:00 PM

End Date: October 12 2017 - 06:00 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Special Event / Fair

Location: KHC

Description:

The KHC invites Queensborough faculty, staff, and students to visit the Center as we preview our new exhibition, Conspiracy of Goodness: How French Protestants Saved Thousands of Jews During WWII. Join us for this special sneak peek of the exhibit before the public opening on October 15th. This will also be an opportunity for faculty to learn about the themes of the exhibit and schedule future tours for their classes. The KHC unveils of our newest original exhibition that tells the story of how an isolated Huguenot community in the Haute-Loire region, saved 3,500 Jews from Nazi Germany and the soldiers of Vichy France. Villagers of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the surrounding villages, joined together to conceal, rescue, and provide false documentation for Jews and French Resistance fighters at great risk to their own lives. They offered sanctuary and kindness to refugees, while they, the Huguenots (French Calvinists), had lived under oppression themselves and were targets of religious persecution for hundreds of years. The unwavering willingness of the villagers of Le Chambon to help those in need, is a testament to the power of the human spirit and will serve as an outstanding model to students and other visitors about our responsibility to respond to global events. This exhibit is curated by Cary Lane, Ph.D., the KHC 2017-2018 Curator-in-Residence and assistant professor of English at Queensborough Community College. 

 


Contact Name: Marisa Hollywood

Contact Phone: 718.281.5770

Contact Email: mhollywood@qcc.cuny.edu

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