FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2012
Councilwoman Kaplan Visits the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
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North Hempstead, NY -- During the April 24 visit to the Center, located in Glen Cove, Kaplan joined the delegation on a tour of the museum’s state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits, artifacts, archival footage, and heard testimony from local survivors. Councilwoman Kaplan and her guests also visited the Center’s gallery dedicated to temporary exhibits that present displays on Long Island’s diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and other communities.
“I was extremely touched by the visit to the Center and intrigued by the testimonies depicting the horrors of one of the most frightening atrocities in history,” Councilwoman Kaplan said. “Hopefully, the lessons the Center teach through education and community outreach will help insure that humanity never experiences another Holocaust.”
Unique to the Center is the museum’s exhibition highlighting American role models who represent the ideals of an ethical society, such as civil rights leaders, high school activists, and genocide rescuers.
The guests were also impressed by the lending library’s 7,000 volumes of Holocaust, genocide, multicultural, anti-bias, and anti-bullying material appropriate for Kindergarten through post-graduate researchers.
“The Holocaust, Anti-bullying and Tolerance programs offered by the Center transform the lives of youth,” said Steven Markowitz, Vice Chairman, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center. “Our educators build a bridge from history to the intolerance, discrimination and bullying that many experience today in their classrooms, in their work and in their communities. We thank Councilwoman Kaplan for her leadership and shining a light on the Center and the work that we do.”
Since 2007, nearly 180,000 youth, teachers, employers, law enforcement, and other professionals have participated in the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s education programs, including 130,000 students.
To learn more about the enriching education programs the Center offers to build a better world for our children, please visit www.holocaust-nassau.org.