We are very pleased to invite you to visit our permanent virtual exhibit on the Holocaust. Our exhibit includes timelines and discussions of the major stages and events unfolding under the Nazi regime, from life in pre-war Europe to the Nazi policies of establishing ghettos and concentration camps. We particularly highlight courageous rescuers and resisters. Maps, photographs and texts help to illustrate and explain the individual tragedies and larger destruction of European Jewry. Please be sure to visit the page on Staten Island survivors. The website features a special section targeted to young visitors, providing lessons for today and raising thought-provoking questions relevant to our own society. This online exhibit was written, designed and created by Prof. Laura Morowitz and Prof. Lori Weintrob.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, the Wagner College Holocaust Center and Black Student Union co-hosted a reading and discussion with Consolee Nishimwe, Rwandan genocide survivor, from her memoir, "Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope." Through the eyes of a 14-year-old
Fern Zagor, daughter of two Holocaust survivors, has spoken for several years to students of Wagner College about her mother Frieda's experiences in the Warsaw ghetto and Majdanek, and her post-war commitment to racial justice and human rights. On October 21, 2020, Fern invited us to walk in her footsteps
Elie Wiesel’s Plays as Kaddish: The Sacred Duty to Remember and Resist By Prof. Lori R. Weintrob Director, Wagner College Holocaust Center This article is an expanded version of remarks presented by author in conjunction with the National Jewish Theater Foundation /Holocaust Theater International
Mission Statement: Shir Levav is an organization devoted to singing from the heart. Shir Levav creates intergenerational connections through the arts. Young adults bring joy to those young at heart, particularly Holocaust survivors, by singing, cooking, and other projects in person or on Zoom. We
Wagner College Holocaust Center June 2-3, 2021 We welcome submissions for presentations and sponsorships. The activities of women during the Holocaust have often been forgotten, erased, misunderstood, or intentionally distorted. Jewish women and those of all faiths fought with dignity, compassion
The Wagner College Holocaust Center reached out to every public elementary, middle and high school on Staten Island to create a collaborative, borough-wide art project commemorating survivors of the Holocaust. Several students from each school painted or drew and original piece on a small ceramic tile,
It’s November, 2018. The setting is a recreation room in a college dorm. Spilling out of the room are the friends, family members, and fans of Cabaret who have come to take in a student produced production of the Kander and Ebb hit. Known for its jazzy score, sexy showgirls, and most importantly,
A meditation on resistance drawn from the testimony of survivors Performances - RSVP Below April 29, 1pm, Highland Park Conservative Synagogue, NJ. Special Thanks to Marc Lebovitz, Wagner College Trustee, the Shoah Foundation, the Holocaust Theater International Initiative and to the SI Holocaust
In the Fall of 1933, the first transport of homosexuals arrived at Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp in Hamburg, Germany, a small Nazi camp that has an estimated 500 victims. Over the course of the war about 5,000-10,000 homosexuals were killed in concentration camps and an estimated 100,000 were arrested.
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