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“It’s so important that Staten Island have a Holocaust center where students learn the basic values of humanity and support for openness and inclusiveness throughout the world.” – Richard Guarasci, President of Wagner College

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Wagner Students Celebrate Jewish New Year
Wagner Students Celebrate Jewish New Year
September 14, 2017
Wagner College Holocaust Center celebrated the Jewish New Year with 1st-4th Generation Holocaust Survivors and Wagner students on September 10th in the Wagner Faculty Dining Room. With music by Klezmer Band Tsu Fil Duvids and a kosher lunch provided by Eddie's Falafel, the Staten Island community
 
Meet Consolee Nishimwe
Meet Consolee Nishimwe
August 10, 2017
Meet Consolee Nishimwe: A Rwandan Genocide Survivor who dedicated her life to changing the world, one speech at a time. As an intern at the Wagner College Holocaust Center, one of my assignments this summer was to read Consolee Nishimwe’s book Tested to the Limit ( 2012). Her story touched me in
 
Gregory Perillo’s Holocaust Images
Gregory Perillo’s Holocaust Images
August 10, 2017
Art that portrays terrible events  captures what words cannot say. World War II veteran and artist Gregory Perrillo uses light and dark, and details, as tools to project emotions that reflect the horror and hopelessness of a situation. Even though a picture is a frame of only one moment, with the use
 
NY1 Executive Editor Among Mitzvah Award Recipients
NY1 Executive Editor Among Mitzvah Award Recipients
July 16, 2017
One of our own was honored at Wagner College in Grymes Hill for her contributions to the community. The 13th annual Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards Gala was help on the campus last night and NY1 Executive Editor Melissa Rabinovich was one of the recipients of the Mitzvah award for her commitment
 
New Immigrant Youth Find Courage in Holocaust
New Immigrant Youth Find Courage in Holocaust
June 20, 2017
Sixth-grade student Tracy Appiah of New World Preparatory Charter School in Port Richmond expressed Margot Capell’s message this way:  “Don’t judge someone by who they are. The Nazis just judged the Jews and said ‘They did it. Let’s blame them.’ I think we should all accept each other,
 
BESA Photos Transferred to Albanian Islamic Cultural Center
BESA Photos Transferred to Albanian Islamic Cultural Center
December 26, 2016
On May 31, 2016, the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center accepted the transfer of the BESA collection of photographs from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum. BESA: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II is a set of photographs by Norman Gershman. It tells the story of Albanian
 
Wagner Signs Petition Against Hate Speech
Wagner Signs Petition Against Hate Speech
December 14, 2016
"In a statement issued by an array of Holocaust institutions, including Wagner College, scholars and educators from around the world, an alarm is being sounded on the rise of groups that promote intolerance and promote hate speech. 90 institutions and 71 individuals call on lawmakers to condemn white
 
Shoah Voices Spoken: Theater as Resistance
Shoah Voices Spoken: Theater as Resistance
December 14, 2016
An exploration of Holocaust survivor experiences, based on monologues selected and researched by Wagner College students from the videos of the Shoah Foundation. Held on Thurs. Dec. 8, 1-3 at  Wagner College, Stage One. Directed by Wagner College Theater, Prof. Theresa McCarthy. Read article from
 
 
 
 
 
 
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