Armenian Exhibit DSC 0482 350px100 Year Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Chhange and the Armenian community held a special reception for the opening of a three-part commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The new exhibit is now open to the public.

  • Archives 100x140Chhange houses the only Holocaust/genocide archives in New Jersey with more than 600 items donated by local survivors.

  • Education2 100x140Chhange educates to combat hate and discrimination.

  • Survivor 100x140Telling survivor stories of courage, resilience and survival--and the lessons learned about intolerance and hatred--are core to the mission of Chhange.

  • John Woolf collection 100x140Later this year Chhange will launch the first section of a new state-of-the art interactive multimedia exhibit.

  • Armenian Exhibit 100x140The book Hundred-Year Legacy of Courage: Celebrating the Lives of Armenian Genocide Survivors in Our Community, commemorates the Armenian Genocide.

 

Wednesday Morning Film Series

Featuring discussions and Q&A led by co-founders of Chhange,  Dr. Seymour Siegler, Ed. D, and Professor Jack Needle.

the optimists

The Optimists: Story of the Rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fifty thousand Jews lived in Bulgaria before WWII.  Fifty thousand Jews survived because their Bulgarian Christian and Muslim neighbors found ways to protect them, despite the efforts of the Bulgarian government to meet the Nazis' demands to turn over their Jews.  Bulgaria's experience offers valuable insight into how we can mobilize to protect human rights and civil rights today.

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The Righteous Enemy

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This essential film explores how and why Italian officials subverted Mussolini's orders to comply with German plans for Jewish annihilation and saved 40,000 Jews in Yugoslavia, France and Greece from deportation to concentration camps. The film seeks to understand the motives behind these acts of conscience  and demonstrates that individual morality can play a powerful role in history.  

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In Our Own Hands

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The hidden story of Britain's formation of the Jewish Brigade, the only  all-Jewish fighting unit, formed in 1944 to fight in Italy. After Germany's surrender, Brigade members worked to get Jews , a route to the Middle East; this involved challenging rules and authorities--with the end result that the Brigade was disbanded by British leaders. However, the intense WWII training made these men leaders in the 1948 War of Independence that led to the creation of the Israeli nation-state.

 

Featuring discussions and Q&A led by co-founders of Chhange,  Dr. Seymour Siegler, Ed. D, and Professor Jack Needle.

Seymour Siegler, Ed.D is a retired Professor of Psychology and Human Services at Brookdale Community College. In May 1979, he, along with Professor Jack Needle, founded the organization now named the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College. Dr. Siegler is a former member of the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education, former Chair of the NJ ADL Education Committee and frequent presenter at conferences of the Association of Holocaust Organizations, Council for Holocaust Education, and Scholar's Conference. Professor Jack Needle is a recognized scholar of the Holocaust and World War II. He received more than a dozen fellowships and scholarships during his academic career, including a Fulbright to the University of Jordan, an English-Speaking Union Scholarship to Oxford University in Great Britain and a scholarship from the NJ Commission of Holocaust Education to study at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 1987.

Brookdale Community College
Chhange Center, next to Bankier Library
All films are 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Professional Development hours are available for educators.
Tickets: $3 per event or $8 for the series / Chhange Members and BCC Students: Free
Pre-registration is available.
Payment can be made to the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education by check in advance or at the door.
Credit cards are not accepted.

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Or click here to register online.

 

 

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