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Current Exhibit

Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
Currently on view through September 26th, 2014.

Ehibitions

The Polish–Jewish Artist and activist, ARTHUR SZYK (1894–1951), was an acclaimed illuminator and political illustrator. During World War II, his anti- Nazi caricatures were widely published in the United States, most memorably as covers for news magazines such as Time and Colliers. Eleanor Roosevelt once called Szyk “a one man army” against fascism, and Szyk himself spoke often of his role as a “soldier in art”. Read more

Lectures

Under His Very Windows
Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Dr. Zucotti’s presentation will highlight instances of aid to Italy’s Jews provided by Catholics, but concludes that these acts were performed spontaneously. She claims that those Catholics who aided Jews invariably believed that they were acting “according to the Pope’s will”, but there is no written evidence confirming this was the case.
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Movies

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

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A decades-old mystery unsolved – until now. Julia Jarmond is an American journalist living in Paris with her French husband Bertrand assigned to cover the anniversary of France’s notorious 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of Jews in World War II.
111 Minutes
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Was Superman Jewish and Why Did the Nazis Hate Him?

In early World War II, Das Schwarze Korps, the weekly newsletter of the SS published an article attacking Jerry Siegel, one of the creators of the fictional character, Superman. Himmler wrote: “Jerry Siegel, an intellectually and physically circumcised chap who has his headquarters in New York, is the inventor of a colorful figure with an impressive appearance, a powerful body, and a red swim suit who enjoys the ability to fly through the ether.”

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were members of a group of Jewish cartoonists who, as victims of anti-Semitism in the United States, came together to wage war against Nazi Germany and its allies through the medium of comic books. In doing so, they create the basis of a powerful propaganda machine that served to unite America’s isolationist tendencies into a powerful anti-Fascist weapon. Dr. Flug explores reproductions of some of the comics and reviews art collections that helped to defeat the Nazis. Come join our Lunch and Learn group to explore this issue.

Lecturer: Dr. Arthur Flug
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM
at The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesCoffee and cake will be served.

Registration limited to 20 persons. All Participants must pre-register at 718-281-5770.


Center Information

Holocaust Resource Center & Archives Queensborough Community College

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pmm
Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

222-05 56th Ave.Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 281-5770 Fax: (718) 631-6306

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