Story Categories: Holocaust Survivor Videos

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 […]
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 […]
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 NY1 Executive Editor Among Mitzvah Award Recipients
July 16, 2017
One of our own was honored at Wagner College in Grymes Hill for her contributions to the community. The 13th annual Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards Gala was help on the campus last night and NY1 Executive Editor Melissa Rabinovich was one of the recipients of the Mitzvah award for her commitment to the Jewish […]
Post Image for Consular General of Israel in New York: Dani Dayan
December 26, 2016
On Tuesday November 22, 2016, the newly-appointed Israeli Consul General in New York, Hon. Dani Dayan visited with elected officials and business and community leaders, culminating with an open dialogue at Wagner College on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. The tour of Staten Island, the first borough to be visited by the Consul General, was arranged by […]
Post Image for Lavender Days and Nights- Film Screening/Discussion
December 26, 2016
A screening of the film Bent (1997), based on the 1979 play by Martin Sherman who explores the persecution of homosexuals in the Holocaust. Followed by a talkback with Lisa Sloan of the Staten Island Pride Center. Bent (1997) Synopsis: In 1930s Berlin, homosexual Max (Clive Owen) sleeps with German officer Wolf (Nikolaj Waldau), only to […]
December 26, 2016
The Hidden Pluralism of the Haredi Jewish World Led by guest speaker: Rabbi Avi Shafran Director of Public Affairs for the Haredi National Organization Agudath Israel of America. Rabbi Avi Shafran serves as the Director of Public Affairs for the Haredi National Organization Agudath Israel of America. He writes a weekly column for Hamodia, contributes regularly […]