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Post Image for Faye Shulman (28 November 1919-24 April 2021): Partisan, Photographer, Resister
April 27, 2021
“I want people to know that there was resistance. Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter. I was a photographer. I have pictures. I have proof.” The Wagner College Holocaust Center mourns the passing this week of the heroic Faye Shulman, an inspiration to women, and to resisters everywhere and always.
Post Image for Lily Zaks and the Girls of Bendin
April 14, 2021
  In September of 1939, twenty-two year old Lily (“Laja”) Zaks was the age of many college seniors who study the Holocaust today. But her peaceful, happy life would end overnight when Nazi troops marched into her town of Bendin (Będzin) days after declaring war on Poland. Life would grow darker and more horrific until […]
Post Image for Dr. Lori Weintrob to speak at Museum of Jewish History on Heroines of the Holocaust
March 10, 2021
presents:   Heroines of the Holocaust Tuesday, March 16 I 7 PM ET Register here: TO SEE THE RECORDED TALK PLEASE VISIT: During the Holocaust, more than 3,000 women fought back against the Nazis in ghettos, forced labor camps, concentration camps, and partisan units.    Join Dr. Lori Weintrob, Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center, for a […]
March 7, 2021
  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, […]
Post Image for Dr. Irit Felsen Speaks on Intergenerational Trauma for Holocaust Remembrance Day
February 11, 2021
On Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 we observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day with an interfaith commemoration in a year of rising anti-Semitism in our borough, including signs of white supremacist literature. The celebrated keynote speaker Dr. Irit Felsen explored anxiety and other post-traumatic reactions in survivors of mass trauma and their descendants. She also discussed the […]
Eta Wrobel as a young woman
January 5, 2021
Eta Wrobel (1916-2008) Possessed of incredible bravery and pluck, Eta Wrobel refused to allow her destiny to be determined by others. Through her extraordinary acts of defiance--escaping deportation, smuggling weapons and leading her partisan unit-- Eta took back her fate as both a woman and a Jew in Nazi-occupied Europe.  She is one of over […]
Post Image for Heroines of the Holocaust: Frameworks of Resistance - An International Symposium: POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2022
December 11, 2020
We are very excited to share with you information and our website for the ground breaking international symposium:   Heroines of the Holocaust:New Frameworks of Resistance Wagner College Holocaust Center POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2022 With the participation of leading Holocaust scholars from ten different nations including the US, Europe, Israel and the UK, our […]
Post Image for Good Amidst Evil: Rescue in Rwanda
November 18, 2020
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 victim, we see the horror of one neighbor […]
Post Image for Fern Zagor: Resistance, Resilience & Hope
October 27, 2020
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 back to Europe, through Warsaw, […]
Post Image for Honoring Elie and Marion Wiesel for Their Plays
September 8, 2020
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 Initiative 3rd Annual Remembrance Day Play Reading program honoring Elie and […]