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New cultural and educational program is off to a good start

December, 2011

The inaugural concert of the program entitled “Never Losing Hope: Different Voices of Contemporary Music” by the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance (MHRFT) took place on December 4, 2011 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Campus Center in Newark, NJ.

 The concert program featured the music composed by the Argentinean master Astor Piazzolla and an Italian great Nino Rota along with modern jazz masterpieces, performed by Julian Milkis (clarinet), Regina Mushabac (cello), Dr.Luba Sindler and Dimitrie D. Vasiljevic (piano). Each part of the program was introduced with an overview of the cultural and historic context in which the music was created.

 The concert also featured brief introductory notes by the members of the Board of the Museum and the Chairman of the Founders’ Club Dr. Arthur Greyf. The concert was very well received by the grateful audience. It sets off a good start for many more events and cultural programs to follow.The concert organizers and artists extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and faculty members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology for their invaluable contribution and help in organizing and conducting this memorable event.

MHRFT at the “Forgotten Genocides” Conference in Rutgers University

 

On March 29, 2011, the Museum presented the exhibition “From A Crime Without A Name” To “Genocide’: The Simele Massacre of Assyrians, Iraq, August 1933” to the participants of the conference “Forgotten Genocides: Silence, Memory, Denial“ that took place in the Rutgers University. 

The opening of the exhibition at Rutgers-Newark and presentation at the conference were the first results of a partnership between the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance and the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights (CGCHR) at Rutgers-Newark led by eminent Rutgers scholar Professor Alexander Hinton. Both organizations look forward to expanding their collaboration.

The presentation was very well received and inspired an active discussion. As a result of the presentation, the Museum was able to establish new contacts with several institutions from around the world. More information about the exhibition is available at http://cghr.newark.rutgers.edu/reflections_gallery.html

More information about the conference is available at http://cghr.rutgers.edu/conference_home.html

MHRFT to present the Assyrian Exhibition at a Holocaust Conference in Pennsylvania

 

April 7, 2011


The Museum of Human Rights, Freedom and Tolerance is presenting the exhibition “From A Crime Without A Name” To “Genocide’: The Simele Massacre of Assyrians, Iraq, August 1933” at the 31st Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at the Millersville University in Pennsylvania on April 7, 2011. The conference program also features the presentation by the MHRFT President and Executive Director Igor Kotler titled “Genocidal Ideologies Among Nationalists in the Former Soviet Union”.  More information about the conference is available at http://www.millersville.edu/holocon/

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