The Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg Memorial Lecture
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a discussion about the complexities of educating people about the Holocaust in a town that is synonymous with the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination and concentration camp in what was formerly Nazi-occupied Poland during WWII. Featuring Tomasz Kuncewicz, Director, and Maciek Zabierowski, Head of Learning & Special Projects, from the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation was established in 1995 in order to rebuild a Jewish cultural, spiritual, and educational center in Oswiecim. In September 2000, the Auschwitz Jewish Center opened its doors to visitors from all over the world. It is a non-governmental organization which exists to serve as a guardian of Jewish memory, as well as to educate the public about the Holocaust.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College; the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College; and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.