Story Categories: Holocaust Center News

 
Post Image for The Sixth Annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the S.S. St. Louis
November 19, 2021
The Wagner College Holocaust Center presents "Beyond Anne Frank: Hiding from the Nazis in the Netherlands." This talk by survivor and artist Lore Baer Azaria explores her family’s experience as German refugees who settled in Amsterdam and were then rescued by "Righteous Gentiles," the family of 25-year old Cornelia Schouten. It features remarks by Deputy […]
 
Post Image for Interview with Survivor Estelle Laughlin, Aunt of WCHC and CHAI Society Board Member Fern Zagor
September 7, 2021
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has devoted a one hour interview special, First Person, Interviews with Holocaust Survivors, to the remarkable and courageous Estelle Laughlin. Estelle, who survived the Warsaw ghetto, and  Majdanek concentration camp with her mother and sister, is the aunt of our Wagner College Holocaust Center and Chai Society Board Member Fern […]
 
Post Image for Fox-Bevilacqua:
August 23, 2021
Noted journalist and filmmaker Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua, second generation survivor, is imploring American Jewry to help prevent the mass slaughter of innocent Afghanis in the wake of the U.S. withdrawl of troops. Fox-Bevilacqua's mother, born in Sosniewiec, was deported to a forced labor camp in the Sudentenland at the age of 14.In a powerful editorial published […]
 
Post Image for Dr. Weintrob reviews Batalion's The Light of Days
August 6, 2021
Read Dr. Lori Weintrob's review of our 2022 symposium keynote speaker, Judy Batalion's The Light of Days (Harper Collins, 2021) https://www.thejewishstar.com/stories/batalions-light-of-days-goes-beyond-senesh,20752#.YQveRNngBoI.mailto
 
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. https://www.jewishpartisans.org/partisans/faye-schulman
 
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: mjhnyc.info/heroines TO SEE THE RECORDED TALK PLEASE VISIT:https://mjhnyc.org/blog/the-lives-and-legacies-of-jewish-women-who-resisted-the-nazis/ 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 […]
 
Post Image for OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBIT ON THE HOLOCAUST
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 […]