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Kingsborough Holocaust Center Events

Talk: Routes of Disappearance. Jewish and Roma Memory of Transnistria by Dr. Anna Abakunova

March 14, 2023 @ 7pm

Location: Foundation Hall, Wagner College, Staten Island

In conjunction with the exhibition Routes of Disappearance. Jewish and Roma Memory of Transnistria which is on display at the Wagner College Holocaust Center Spotlight Gallery from March 10 until April 10, 2023, Dr. Anna Abakunova will speak on the research project she carried out with a group of Polish and Ukrainian scholars to shed light on the forced deportations and destruction of the Jewish and Roma populations of Transnistria during WWII. This hybrid event is co-sponsored by Kingsborough Holocaust Center.

Join this talk via Zoom:

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Virtual Tour: Exhibition The Sassoons at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan

March 22, 2023 @ 11:30am

The Sassoons tells the story of a remarkable Jewish family in the 19th and 20th centuries. Following four generations from Iraq to India, China, and the UK, it will feature art and objects collected by family members as well as ephemera documenting their social and political engagement. In recounting this global narrative, The Sassoons will explore topical issues including antisemitism and discrimination, diaspora, colonialism, and multiculturalism.

Join this tour via Zoom: TBA


Yom HaShoah - Interfaith Conversation on antisemitism

Tuesday, April 18th @11:30-1pm

Location: MAC Rotunda (In-person only)

We will commemorate Yom HaShoah by lighting candles to keep alive the memories of the victims. This ceremony is followed by a conversation on antisemitism. Our guest speakers, Maayan Zik, a community organizer, activist and Black Jewish woman from Crown Heights, and Mehnaz Afridi, the director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College and author of Shoah through Muslim Eyes, will discuss antisemitism and Holocaust denial among young people. Talks are followed by a Q&A with the audience. Please join this informal yet educational conversation where we will exchange ideas on how to combat contemporary antisemitism, build bridges in our communities, and raise awareness.

Funded by the CUNY Campus Climate Initiative and co-sponsored by the Student Union and Intercultural Center and KCC Holocaust Center.

Visit: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

April 28, 2023 @ 12:45pm

Location: 36 Battery Pl, New York

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

As a place of memory, the Museum enables Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources.

Please contact Elke Weesjes Sabella ( for details and availability.

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Virtual Screening and discussion: Sugihara – Conspiracy of Kindness (90 minutes)

May 17, 2023 @ 11:30am

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 set about saving thousands of lives. But his struggle was not fought on the battlefields or in war rooms. He used his power as a diplomat to rescue fleeing Jewish refugees. This historical documentary tells his remarkable story. The screening of this documentary will be followed by a discussion.

Join this screening and discussion via Zoom: TBA

Screening and discussion: Paragraph 175 (70 minutes + 20 minutes discussion)


Screening and discussion: Paragraph 175 (70 minutes + 20 minutes discussion)

May 31, 2023 @11:30am, Mini Theatre, Kibbee Library

The Nazi persecution of homosexuals may be one of the least-told stories of the Third Reich. Directed by Oscar winners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, Paragraph 175 (2000) fills a crucial gap in the historical record, and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of twentieth-century history. These are stories of survivors—sometimes bitter, but just as often filled with irony and humor; tortured by their memories, yet infused with a powerful will to endure. Their moving testimonies, rendered with evocative images of their lives and times, tell a haunting, compelling story of human resistance. Intimate in its portrayals, sweeping in its implications, Paragraph 175 raises provocative questions about memory, history, and identity.

Please contact Elke Weesjes ( for availability.

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