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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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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
 
A. Romi Cohn Honored at Graduation on May 20th
A. Romi Cohn Honored at Graduation on May 20th
May 6, 2016
A. Romi Cohn, as a member of the underground in Bratislava, Slovakia during World War II helped 58 refugee families by supplying them with false papers. Almost caught, he decided join the Slovakian partisans in the mountains. At age 16, Mr. Cohn participated in the capture of German soldiers and his
 
Holocaust Remembrance Play Reading: Morgenstern in Vienna
Holocaust Remembrance Play Reading: Morgenstern in Vienna
May 6, 2016
Morgenstern in Vienna - poster by Andy Needle On May 2nd, Wagner College’s Theater Department and Holocaust Center collaborated for the first time in the Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings with the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJFT). The cast pictured (left to
 
Inspiring the Next Generation: Mitzvah Dinner on May 11th
Inspiring the Next Generation: Mitzvah Dinner on May 11th
May 2, 2016
Brenda Perelman spoke at Port Richmond High School students about her tragic experiences during the Holocaust in Poland. She and her parents and younger brother were forced to hide in the forests during the war, facing hunger, disease, fear and constant danger of being caught. The students were inspired
 
 
 
 
 
 
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