On October 17, 2012, the Northeast Asian History Internship jointly operated by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) held its first seminar.

Twelve students from Queensborough Community College were chosen for this program. They will meet once a week for twelve weeks to learn about Asian history, the Second World War, Japan's war crimes, and their corruption of history. The interns will directly meet and interview victims of Japanese war crimes and compile data and information on their experiences.

The students major a variety of studies such as biology, literature, chemistry, and more, but they applied to this internship because of their interest in human rights, history, and justice.

This internship is an enterprise to further advance the human rights movement to make Japan acknowledge its history.

KACE President Dongchan Kim stated, "They don't teach what happened in Asia during World War II in depth. Since westerners aren't aware of Asian history, Japan tries to distort it. This is the first step to educate America's young people."

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