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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

Volunteer of the Month

  • Werner

    Volunteer of the Month March

    HMTC is delighted to have Survivor Werner Reich as our volunteer of the month. Werner, at the time six years old, and his family were residents of Berlin, Germany when the Nazis came to power in 1933. His father, an electrical and mechanical engineer, lost his job prompting the family to move to Zagreb, Yugoslavia where he died in 1940.  After the Nazis occupied Yugoslavia in 1941, Werner’s mother placed him in hiding with several families. The last one worked for the resistance movement […]

“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