The 5th Annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the St. Louis

Nov. 9, 2020, 7:00 pm


The Wagner College Holocaust Center welcomes you to join us for the 5th Annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the St. Louis on Monday, November 9th via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. The commemoration will be led by guest speaker Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and CNN Analyst. This talk willl examine the ways in which fighting anti-Semitism and the quest for racial justice intersect, drawing inspiration from the life and theology of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72)
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Past Events 2013-2017

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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
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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
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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.
Wagner Students Celebrate Jewish New Year
September 14, 2017
Wagner College Holocaust Center celebrated the Jewish New Year with 1st-4th Generation Holocaust Survivors
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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.
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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
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
Jewish Culture Series- Chai Society Jewish Culture Lecture Event
December 26, 2016
The Hidden Pluralism of the Haredi Jewish World Led by guest speaker: Rabbi Avi Shafran Director of
Egon Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and of the S.S. St. Louis
December 26, 2016
The Last Survivor: Guest Speaker Rabbi Joseph Polak His memoir, After the Holocaust, the Bell Still
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Film Screening- My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes
December 26, 2016
Wagner College Holocaust Education & Programming Center hosted a screening of Oscar-nominated documentary

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2014 Kristallnacht anniversary program

On Monday, Nov. 10, Wagner College hosted its annual Kristallnacht remembrance luncheon, led by history professor Lori Weintrob. Holocaust survivor Gabi Held talked about his experience as a teenager during Kristallnacht and as a Nazi prisoner in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Wagner Hillel President Julia Teichman, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, also spoke. Watch 2014 Kristallnacht anniversary program

2014 Holocaust Remembrance Day speaker Bronia Brandman

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Wagner College hosted this year's observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring keynote speaker Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and co-author of "The Girl Who Survived: A True Story of the Holocaust." Brandman is a gallery educator and member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Watch 2014 Holocaust Remembrance Day speaker Bronia Brandman

Remembering Kristallnacht

On Thursday, Nov. 14, Wagner College marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," with a luncheon lecture by Reni Hanau, a survivor of the Nazi terror. Watch Remembering Kristallnacht

A Holocaust Cabaret: Theater as Resistance

Survivor testimony adapted for the theater and performed by students. Based on interviews from the USC Shoah Foundation. Directed by Theresa McCarthy and Lori Weintrob. Video by Theresa Reed. Watch A Holocaust Cabaret: Theater as Resistance

Meet Consolee Nishimwe

Consolee Nishimwe is a Rwandan genocide survivor who shares her story of survival and forgiveness with global audiences. Nishimwe recently visited Wagner College where she spoke to students from Port Richmond High School. Watch Meet Consolee Nishimwe
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