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Our Mission

The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.

For more information about HMTC visit us at or contact us at 516-571-8040 or

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    September Volunteer of the Month

    Honey Kern has been volunteering at the HMTC for eighteen years. While teaching English at Cold Spring Harbor High School, her colleague, Matt Chartan, mentioned that the Center would welcome some volunteers as it made its mission known to the community. At the time, Honey and her students, with the help of Israeli and Russian students and teachers, had just uploaded to the Internet the first Holocaust/Genocide Project with its […]

“The actual murder was the last step of a long process. A holocaust doesn’t happen in one step. It happens by very little steps that are being overlooked in society.”

— Lillian Gewirtzman, Holocaust Survivor

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Founded over 20 years ago, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is the preeminent Holocaust resource on Long Island. Featuring a contemporary museum, the Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive education program providers in the region.

When you support the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center with your tax-deductible gift, you help preserve the history of the Holocaust by honoring the victims and by teaching lessons that combat hatred, intolerance and bullying.

Your generous support ensures the valuable lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant for today's world. Thank you.

Here are just a few of the many reasons to support the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center:

  • Certified by the Better Business Bureau's Standards for Charity Accountability.
  • Honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits.
  • Presented the Pinnacle Award for our outstanding videoconferencing program from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for two consecutive years.
  • Over 38,000 visit the museum and participate in education programs every year.
  • The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center features the Children’s Memorial Garden – the only garden of its kind in New York State.
  • Your support contributes to our mission of nurturing Upstanders for tomorrow.

For additional information:
Please contact Judy Vladimir at or 516-571-8040, ext. 119