On October 3rd, 2012, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center held a joint press conference announcing the start of the Northeast Asian History Internship Program.

The Northeast Asian History Internship Program is the product of KACE and the Kupferberg Center's two-year long joint effort.

This program is for students at Queensborough Community College, teaching them about Northeast Asian History and war crimes committed by Japan during World War II.  Students will interview victims of those crimes, compile their testimonies and will archive them. The results of the internship program will be released on August 15th of next year with a separate event.

For this internship, KACE and the Kupferberg Center chose ten students and searched for victims in Korean and Chinese communities. Currently, two Korean survivors agreed to participate in this program.

At this press conference, NYC Councilmember Peter Koo, NYS Senator Tony Avella, NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, NYS Assemblymember Grace Meng, and the President of Queensborough Community College Diane Call joined and congratulated the start of the internship.

The guests underscored the point that this program was created to preserve human rights, not as an anti-Japanese program. The guests also emphasized that this program will be very crucial in educating about human rights.

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