Bergen Community College to Examine the Holocaust with Three Events

Upcoming BCC Events
Karski & The Lords of Humanity

Upcoming BCC Events: Bergen Community College will examine the Holocaust with three events to be held on the college’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey. All events are free and open to the public.

The first in the series, They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust, an exhibition of photography, iconography and quotations, will run from Tuesday, January 29th through February 28th. The exhibition will feature the stories of those in German-occupied Poland who sought to provide refuge for Jews living in the country during World War II.

A screening of Karski & The Lords of Humanity will take place on Tuesday, February 19th at 1:45 and will include a Q&A session with the film’s director, Slawomir Grunberg. The award-winning, partially animated documentary spotlights the efforts of individuals who worked to prevent the Holocaust.

On Tuesday, February 26th at 12:30 pm, New York-based artistic organization Elysium Between Two Continents will present a dramatic reading of Resistance of the Heart, which chronicles the protests of non-Jewish women who demonstrated against the deportation of their male Jewish family members in 1943 Berlin. The protests led to the males’ release and became known as the Rosenstrasse protest – taking its name from the street where the demonstration took place.

These events are sponsored by the College’s Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation, the Office of Student Life, the Judith K. Winn School of Honors, the Hillel Club and the Polish Culture Club. Get more information here or email mmakowiecka@bergen.edu.

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