Holocaust Resource Center & Archives Queensborough Community College
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pmm
Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
This year's Colloquium series explores the effect of gendered experiences on genocide on victims, survivors, and their societies. Led by QCC Associate Professor of Sociology, this year's lectures and discussions will offer our community an opportunity to view genocide from a new and powerful perspective.
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.
Curator's Talk and Tour:In the Land of Shahs
Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 1:00pm
Join us as we officially unveil our newest exhibition documenting the rich history of the Jews of Persia/Iran. The exhibit focuses extensively on World War II, the golden period under the last Shah, the Islamic revolution, and recent struggles of Jews with antisemitism and Holocaust denial. Curated and researched by Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg and was produced with the involvement of the local Iranian/Persian community and scholars. It contains over 43 historic, archival, and modern day images that help to tell this unique story. Rabbi Aizenberg will discuss the research process of creating the exhibit.
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Price for Freedom
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Medical Arts Building 136
Based on the book & true story of Dr. Marc Benhuri, an Iranian Jew who served as the dentist for the Shah of Iran worked to counter oppression after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The dentist-turned-manufacturer-turned-ex-patriot rebelled with an arsenal of activities to save family and friends from the extremist regime—and to hamper one of their greatest coups, the American Hostage Crisis. One ordinary man’s amazing true story courage, justice, and liberty.
Special Guest: Dr. Marc Benhari