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On February 19, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College started the Northeast Asian History Internship Program for the Spring 2014 semester. This internship was first started in 2012 for the purpose of educating college students about atrocities committed by the Japanese armed forces before and during World War II, with a focus on the violation of women’s rights through the implementation of the “Comfort Women.” The internship aims to educate college students about the value of human rights and how to counter the increasingly revisionist views occurring in Japan. In 2013, the program was on hold as funding ran out. However, through an on/offline fundraising campaign, over 8,000 dollars was raised, allowing the the program to open again.

The internship entered its third session this semester with 11 enrolled students. These interns will be studying the history of Northeast Asia for ten weeks and have the opportunity to interview “Comfort Women” survivors via teleconferencing. Also, these interns will partake in activism.

EAJIIt is crucial that a post-secondary educational institution such as the Queensborough Community College continue its programs for educating about human rights. We need your support to maintain this program. The Kupferberg Holocaust Center has continued to educate students about the importance of human rights, and has become the foremost authority on Holocaust issues.

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