Holocaust Center adds survivors program – QNS.com

Holocaust Center adds survivors program

Queensborough Community College (QCC) has announced that, in conjunction with Samuel Field Y, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center is adding a social and educational program for Holocaust survivors.
&#8220We made a commitment to the survivors of Queens County, to preserve their memory of the Holocaust and make sure that these people are not forgotten,” said Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center in Bayside.
The program is aimed at Queens residents who are Holocaust survivors and will help them deal with the atrocities they were forced to witness over 60 years ago.
”We have a program that invites survivors in with staff from the Holocaust Center and Samuel Field Y who are trained to talk to them. We want to know, as a group, what we can do to help the survivors, and what kind of programs we can have to aid in that,” Flug said.
Much of the staff who provide presentations are Holocaust survivors themselves, and other volunteers to the program are interviewed and evaluated on whether or not they're a fit for the Kupferberg Center.
QCC has been recognized throughout the community as a leader in preserving Holocaust history in recent years. In addition to providing the traveling Holocaust exhibits, the College also showcases an impressive online resource and supplements many city schools with educational presentations.
&#8220We go into a large number of schools that call upon us to do presentations on the Holocaust, and use these stories to enlighten students. We also use the services of the survivors who live in Queens and bring them into classrooms to address the issues of what the Holocaust was.”
Since the first exhibits were displayed in 1983, there has been a huge following of the program. However, the Holocaust Resource Center, located at QCC, 222-05, 56th Avenue, Bayside, is not intended only for those directly affected by the Holocaust.
&#8220We've also helped other ethnic communities, because since they also are looked at as being different and there's something in the Holocaust that they can relate to.”
For further information, call 718-281-5770.

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