Story Categories: Holocaust Center News

 
Post Image for 7th Annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the St. Louis
November 12, 2022
On Nov. 10, 2022, the 7th Annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the St. Louis was held at Wagner College. Two Second Generation (2G) speakers shared their reflections on their parents’ and grandparents’ strategies to escape Nazi Germany and their compelling messages to the next generation. Susan Slater and Joan Loeb […]
 
Post Image for BRAVE YOUNG WOMEN AT HEART OF IRAN PROTESTS
September 26, 2022
  “You do not know the limits of my courage”. These words were uttered by Holocaust heroine Marianne Cohn, who spent the war years rescuing Jewish children before being murdered by the Gestapo in 1944. But they can serve as inspiration today for the defiant young women of Iran, who are at the heart of […]
 
Post Image for S.I. Advance Covers Opening of Education and Action Gallery
April 10, 2022
Wagner Alumnus Lauren Lovallo, now a journalist for the Staten Island Advance, wrote a lengthy and detailed article on the opening of our long-awaited Education and Action Gallery. Interviewing co-curators Profs. Lori Weintrob and Laura Morowitz, Lovallo provided insights on the themes, design and motivation for the EAG, the very first permanent Holocaust exhibition on […]
 
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 […]