Lost Voices: Greek Jews and The Holocaust
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A Response To The Holocaust:
Bernard Otterman, Ph.D.
Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Goose Stepping on Long Island: Camp Siegfried
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Upcoming Film Series
Lecturer: Lorraine Barbara Wind
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Since France's Revolution of 1789, which took as its motto, "Liberté, Fraternité, Egalité," conservative elements of French society sought a return to its old regime. Although victorious against Germany in WWI, France found itself threatened by its former foe in 1940. Rather than fight, Marshall Henri Phillipe Pétain, a celebrated hero of that war, viewed this threat as an opportunity to create a new France, one that embraced the values of facism rather than democracy.
In the fall of 1939 Hitler's murderous wave was sweeping through Eastern Europe. In the face of the Nazi onslaught, Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara made a decision that would change his life and thousands of others. With no possible hope for reward and at great risk to his family and career, Sugihara acted on his inner-most beliefs and used his diplomatic power to rescue desperate Jewish refugees.
Launched in the Fall 2010 in partnership with the Common Ground Campaign, Muslim Student Association, Newman Catholic Center, and Hillel, this program aims to bring together diverse groups of students on the Queensborough Community College campus to take part in dialogue facilitated by members of the Center.
The Arts Initiative aims at re-inventing the role of the arts in education of the Holocaust and social justice issues. The effort spans all media, unconstrained by venue or program, and reaches out to a diverse cultural community. Among its goals are to make the arts part of an experience of every student, teacher and visitor, and to promote other ways of understanding and acting in the world.