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Menachem Daum Obituary

Menachem Daum, 77, Filmmaker Who Explored the World of Hasidim, Dies: His acclaimed documentary “A Life Apart” presented a complex portrait of a religious group usually depicted as somber and impenetrable. Menachem Daum, a filmmaker who co-produced a groundbreaking 1997…

Book Review | The Baggage You Can’t Leave Behind

Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory By Janet Malcolm Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 176 pp. Immigrant Baggage: Morticians, Purloined Diaries, and Other Theatrics of Exile By Maxim D. Shrayer Cherry Orchard Books, 146 pp. Daughter of History: Traces of an…

Breaking the Silence Around Sexual Violence

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Wagner College Holocaust Center took on a topic with very contemporary resonance: sexual assault. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. The January…

Saviors at Nazi Ground Zero

Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” introduced the world to the improbable enigma and moral dilemma of a German Nazi Party member who rescued Jews. The combined commercial forces of Spielberg and the Hollywood image-making machine turned Oskar Schindler into a larger-than-life…

The Jacket from Dachau

The Jacket from Dachau:One Survivor’s Search for Justice, Identity, and Home In July of 2015, The Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) was contacted by a vintage clothing dealer about a recent acquisition of a unique garment at an…

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