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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 […]
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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                     June 2-3 2021 With the participation of leading Holocaust scholars from ten different nations […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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August 31, 2020
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 are expanding throughout NYC and the tristate area.  Written by […]
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April 12, 2019
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, totaling over 100 unique pieces (and counting). Each of […]
Post Image for So What? Maintaining the Holocaust Themes in a New Production of CABARET
June 20, 2018
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, Holocaust themes; […]
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January 23, 2018
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 survivors and resistors who shared their stories.
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November 29, 2017
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. The basis for sending thousands of innocent […]