Special Events at the KHRCA
This year's Colloquium series seeks to put the past in conversation with the present by exploring the history of genocide and refugees. We will explore the genocides that create refugee populations, and examine the challenges facing refugee populations as they seek to find asylum in countries and communities that are often resistant to accepting them.
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.
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Lectures and Presentations
My Father's Story: A Jewish Resistance Fighter in Nazi-Occupied Belgium
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 6:30pm
This lecture will introduce Abusz Werber, the leader of the Linke Poalei Zion (LPZ) in Belgium during WWII. Dr. Moshe Michel Werber will share his father’s story as well as present research from his book documenting the Comite de defense des Juifs en Belgique (Jewish Defense Committee in Belgium), a Jewish section within the Belgian Independent Front.
This event is cosponsored by the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
The KHRCA Cinema Series
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 12:10 PM
In 1944 Hungary, 14-year-old Gyorgy Koves, quits school after his father is taken by the Nazis to labor camp. Working to provide for his family in his father’s absence, Gyorgy is seized during a police raid and sent to Auschwitz. Gyorgy must figure out how to survive life in the camp, while embracing his entrance into adulthood and struggling with the question of what it means to be a Jew. Released in 2005, 140 minutes.