Story Categories: Holocaust Education

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 […]
Post Image for Shir Levav (Sing from the Heart)
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 […]
Post Image for Heroines of the Holocaust: Frameworks of Resistance - An International Symposium
June 15, 2020
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 and courage to save others from the murderous Nazi regime in over 30 nations. This symposium […]
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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.
Post Image for Homosexuality and the Holocaust
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 […]
Post Image for Wagner Students Celebrate Jewish New Year
September 14, 2017
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 celebrated Rosh Hashanah through song, dance, food, and testimony from […]
Post Image for Meet Consolee Nishimwe
August 10, 2017
Meet Consolee Nishimwe: A Rwandan Genocide Survivor who dedicated her life to changing the world, one speech at a time. As an intern at the Wagner College Holocaust Center, one of my assignments this summer was to read Consolee Nishimwe’s book Tested to the Limit ( 2012). Her story touched me in various ways- whether […]
Post Image for Gregory Perillo’s Holocaust Images
August 10, 2017
Art that portrays terrible events  captures what words cannot say. World War II veteran and artist Gregory Perrillo uses light and dark, and details, as tools to project emotions that reflect the horror and hopelessness of a situation. Even though a picture is a frame of only one moment, with the use of artistic skills […]