Virtual Events - Kupferberg Holocaust Center

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We're excited to continue our partnership with the Kupferberg Holocaust Center this winter and spring by bringing a range of online programs to the Pacific Northwest.

Performance as Witness: Recognizing the Rhetoric that Leads to Violence

April 2, 2024 11:00 am EDT

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Join Dr. Alexander Hinton, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University, for a discussion about how the rise of political extremism and hate speech contributes to a growing atmosphere of insecurity and dehumanization in our society. Dr. Hinton will also reflect upon how the plays, “Julio Ain’t Goin Down Like That” and “Letters from Anne and Martin,” as well as the film, “BENT,” use performance to come to terms with antisemitism, transphobia, and racism.

Pedagogical Strategies: Making History Visible in the Classroom

April 17, 2024 4:00pm EST

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Join us for a workshop on pedagogical strategies that instructors can use in the community college classroom to make the past visible in the present through creative expression. Featuring Drs. Aliza Atik and Kathleen Alves, both Associate Professors of English at Queensborough Community College-CUNY and the 2023-24 KHC-National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Faculty Fellows.

Genetic Discrimination: Exploring the Echoes between Nazi and American Eugenic Histories

April 10, 2024 12:00pm EST

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When Adolf Hitler established the involuntary euthanasia program in 1939 codenamed Aktion T4, he empowered medical personnel throughout the Third Reich to sterilize and kill those deemed “unworthy of life.” Join Tiarra Cooper, Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Associate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, for a brief overview of the Nazi sterilization and euthanasia programs, and how these histories have functioned in/from American medical and political discourses.

Nathan Hilu: Art as Memory After the Holocaust

May 6, 2024 6:00pm EST

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For 70 years, Nathan Hilu was unable to stop drawing, flooded with memories from the days when the US military assigned him to guard top Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, keeping them from committing suicide before their verdict was announced. Born to a Syrian Jewish family that immigrated to the States, Hilu remembered with vivid clarity the encounters that changed his life, but what really happened in Nuremberg? Did his vivid memories deceive him? To commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, join “Nathan-ism” documentary director Elan Golod, for a discussion of the film and reflections on art as memory.