Spring 2019 Events
Holocaust Studies Series
- Tuesday, January 29, 12:30-1:30pm – Opening of the Exhibit: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Present ‘They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust” to commemorate International Holocaust Day
- Tuesday, February 19, 1:45-3:00pm A-104 – “Karski & Lords of Humanity” by Sławomir Grünberg: a documentary film screening introduced by the director, followed by Q&A
- Tuesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30pm – “Resistance of the Heart” — an Elysium Between Two Continents presentation of the Rosenstrasse Protest on February 27, 1943, Berlin
- WORKSHOP for Educators
Thursday, March 28 -PJR hosts Facing History – a workshop for teaching “The Armenian Genocide ” – 9 – 3:30 pm
The legacy of the Armenian Genocide lives on more than 100 years after its end. We will examine the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity. Middle and High School educators welcome. See flyer for details. RSVP – facinghistory.org/newyork/events
- Book presentation ‘Feast of Ashes’ – by Sato Moughalian
Thursday, April 11, 7 pm – A-104
The story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure. Ohannessian’s life encompassed some of the most tumultuous upheavals of the modern Middle East. Born in an isolated Anatolian mountain village, he witnessed the rise of violent nationalism in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, endured arrest and deportation in the Armenian Genocide, founded a new ceramics tradition in Jerusalem under the British Mandate, and spent his final years, uprooted, in Cairo and Beirut.
FALL 2018 Events
- October 18 – Kinderblock 66 – 7 pm Ciccone Theater.
Documentary of 1000 boys who were survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp. Producer Steve Moskovic
- October 23 – At the Foot of Ararat: Armenian Folk Dance– flyer
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. TEC-128
Traditional village dances of ancient Armenian culture. Susan Lind-Sinanian, Textile Curator at the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, MA will introduce and teach line dances that she has collected over the last forty years from immigrants and survivors of a lost generation from western Armenia.
- October 30 – Holocaust Survivor Trudy Album shares her story…..10:30 am – 12pm – Paramus Campus – TEC-128
Trudy Album was born in 1929 in Czechoslovakia. When the Nazis invaded, her family was sent to a ghetto, then to several concentration camps. Trudy arrived in the women’s section of Birkenau, a sub-camp of Auschwitz, before her 15th birthday. Her mother and three younger siblings had already been gassed to death.Trudy has been engaged with the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education for several decades. Though it is difficult to share her painful experiences, Trudy is committed to ensuring that the memory, lessons, and legacies of the Holocaust are carried on.
- November 13 – LGBTQ Awareness Day – 11 am – 2:30 pm A-104
- 11:00 – 12:15 Chris Mosier – Transgender keynote speaker, a Hall of Fame triathlete.
- 12:30 -1:30 pm Bergen PRIDE panel moderated by Jennifer Long, a transgender retired sergeant major.
- November 27 – Genocides in Cambodia – Genocide speaker series – Yale Professor, Dr. Ben Kiernan, will speak via Skype – 11:30 am – 1 pm – 5th floor Meadowlands
- December 6 – Understanding the Bosnian Genocide – Dr. Marko Hoare will join us over Skype, 11:30 am – 1 pm – 5th floor, Meadowlands Campus