Upcoming Spring 2016 Lectures

Producing Silence

Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture 

Producing Silence: Hollywood, the Holocaust, and the Jews

Exhibition Opening

Lecturer: Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg 
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 1:00 PM
at The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

For Spring 2016, the KHRCA discusses the impact of the Holocaust, the Nazi party, and antisemitism and its effect on the production and censorship of the American film industry.  Join us for the official public opening as Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg discusses the process of research that led to development of this new exhibition.

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DLeshem SpeakingSPECIAL OFF-SITE EVENT

Testimony and the Silent Witness: Using Artifacts to Tell the Story of a Life.

Co-sponsored by the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives and the Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

Lecturer: Dr. Dan Leshem, KHRCA Director

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 6:15 PM

At the Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 

In this lecture, Dr. Leshem will discuss his research and experience collecting genocide survivor testimonies both at the USC Shoah Foundation and at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. He will then discuss recent donations of artifacts to the KHRCA and how they can be used to reconstruct the life histories of victims and survivors who never gave an oral history nor wrote their own testimony. This will be the first lecture in a new partnership between the KHRCA and the Rosenthal Institute Holocaust Studies founded by Hungarian Holocaust survivor and scholar Dr. Randolph Braham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Insdorf Film & Holocaust

Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture

Film and Holocaust

Lecturer: Dr. Annette Insdorf 
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 7:30 PM 
at The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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Annette Insdorf is an internationally renowned educator and author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and HolocaustPhilip Kaufman and Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski. Each of her books has become the definitive text on its subject, and the measure for other studies that follow.
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Dr. Insdorf was born in Paris, and moved to New York, where she received her B.A. from Queens College, and later her Ph.D. from Yale University as a Danforth Fellow. In 1986, she was named Chevalier dans l'ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. A second honor followed in 1993, when she was "knighted" for her educational efforts, and a third in 1999 when she was promoted to "Officer" in the arts. She is a Professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia’s School of the Arts, and served as Director of Undergraduate Film Studies for 27 years. She is the recipient of the 2008 Award for Excellence in Teaching from Columbia’s School of General Studies. From 1990-1995 she was Chair of the Graduate Film Division. She taught film history and criticism at Yale University from 1975 till 1988.

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Cinematic Responses to Genocide

Lecturer: Jennifer J. Hickey, J.D.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 4:00 PM 
at The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

In conjunction with the KHRCA's new exhibition Producing Silence: Hollywood, the Holocaust, and the Jews, join us for a curated selection of film clips that explore the way film portrays past and present examples of genocide. 

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Jennifer Hickey received her B.S. from Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice, and later her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.  She is the Coordinator for the biannual Understanding Hate Crimes in Our Community internship program at the KHRCA, serves as an Adminstrative Coordinator for the Center, and leads class visits and discussions on the history of Hate Crimes, human rights, the Nuremberg Trials, and film history at the Center.

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Place to Hide Lecture

Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture 

Yom Hashoah Commemoration Event
 

Keynote Speaker: Peter Grose
A Good Place to Hide: The Village of Le Chambon

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 1:00 PM 
at The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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Join us for our Yom HaShoah Commemorative event this year featuring a presentation from Keynote Speaker Peter Grose, as well as other commemorative events and speakers.
Peter Grose shares the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3,500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and the soldiers of Vichy France. It is the story of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke laws and defied orders to protect the lives of total strangers. It is the story of an eighteen-year-old Jewish boy from Nice who forged 5,000 sets of false identity papers to save other Jews and French Resistance fighters from the Nazi concentration camps. And it is the story of a community of good men and women who offered sanctuary, kindness, solidarity and hospitality to people in desperate need, knowing full well the consequences to themselves. Nobody asked questions, nobody demanded money. Villagers lied, covered up, procrastinated and concealed, but most importantly they welcomed.

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