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Treasures of New York: Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center Shares Local Survivor Stories & Vital Efforts to Build Bridges Among Diverse Communities

The 30-minute documentary is part of a new season of premieres celebrating New York's most meaningful locations and compelling institutions that impact culture, arts, education...
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LI Herald: Survivors Address Sexual Atrocities During Genocide at Nassau Community College

A group of presenters at Nassau Community College this month included survivors of some of the worst human catastrophes of the 20th century. Speakers told an audience about the extreme and unique threats that women face when societies collapse into violent genocidal conflict.
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JBS-TV: Father Patrick Desbois – Mass Graves
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Nassau Holocaust Center Gives Voice To Genocidal Rape Survivors Consolee Nishimwe knows how important it is to speak out.

Nishimwe was only 14 years old when on April 6, 1994 Rwanda exploded into a state of chaos. That day also marked the beginning of the 100-day Rwandan genocide, which claimed upwards of 800,000 lives.
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New York Times: Documenting Violence Against Women, Even if it’s Hard to Look:
The doors to a small but powerful new exhibition at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County in Glen Cove are usually kept closed.
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Hidden Holocaust Priest to Speak in Glen Cove
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents a special program with Father Patrick Desbois, “Holocaust by Bullets,” on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove.
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Remembering Never To Forget: Panel To Discuss Confronting Genocide
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will be holding a panel discussion on “Confronting Genocide: How You Can Be An Upstander Against Evil,” at Congregation L’Dor V’Dor located at 49-10 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.
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‘I still wake up in the night and cry’
Kang Il-chul, former wartime sex slave, stresses importance of remembering war atrocities
Kang Il-chul was only 16 when she was abducted by three Japanese military officers in her hometown of Sangju, North Gyeongsang Province. It was in 1943 in colonial Korea, and Kang had just returned home from school. Her parents weren’t home.
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Holocaust Center to honor Paul Bloom at 23rd annual tribute dinner
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County will honor Great Neck resident Paul J. Bloom for his “long-standing commitment” to the organization at its 23rd annual tribute dinner.
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Encourage Your Child to Be an Upstander

Maybe it’s a side effect of getting older, but I find it harder and harder to keep my mouth shut when I see injustice.
As a teen, I remember editing the expression of my opinions. As an adult, I can hardly keep my opinions to myself.

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LI's Largest Holocaust Library, History, memory, tradition - and books to go It is not for nothing that we Jews are known as "the People of the Book." When we want to find out something about our history and heritage or our many cultural traditions, we’re usually willing to scour repositories of knowledge both far and wide.
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History Lesson In SyossetAs part of the Enrichment Program at Robbins Lane School in Syosset, fourth and fifth graders were invited to attend a most interesting “Lunch Bunch” program.
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LIers of other faiths break fast with Muslims during Ramadan Deep within the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury, about 100 people of various faiths and ethnicities gathered to learn about one another's cultures last night.
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Racial hatred cannot be tolerated, local leaders say
The fatal shooting of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17 the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr. and Myra Thompson, but also New Yorkers.
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Glen Cove Holocaust Museum hosts exhibition on Armenian Genocide
An exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was opened at New York's Glen Cove Holocaust Museum.
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Glen Cove gathering marks 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide
Christina Megerian lit a candle Saturday and thought of her 11-month-old son - living proof of the Armenian people's will to survive.
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Holocaust Museum celebrated the 100th anniversary
New York's Long Island, Queens of the Holocaust, the museum hosted an event on May 30, marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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Nassau BOCES honors 13 for their impact on education
Thirteen Nassau individuals and organizations were named 2015 Education Partners for their impact on public education in the county.
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LI remembers 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
GLEN COVE - Long Islanders celebrated 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz Sunday.

A special program was held at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove in honor of the anniversary.
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Auschwitz Survivors Light Remembrance Candle in Glen Cove
In commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day, Auschwitz survivors light remembrance candle Sunday at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.
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Women Who Survived Horrific Experiences In Holocaust Bond At Long Island Museum
Seventy years ago Tuesday, Russian troops liberated the infamous Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland
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Auschwitz survivor describes horrors of Holocaust on 70th anniversary of camp's liberation
Claire Heymann told a crowd of about 75 people in Glen Cove Sunday about the day 70 years ago when, surrounded by armed guards and barking dogs, she was freed from Auschwitz.
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Coalition looks to fight anti-Semitism on LI
Several local Jewish organizations have announced they are banding together to fight anti-Semitism on Long Island and to educate the community.
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"Holocaust survivor donates artifact to Nassau Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center"
Alex Rosner survived the death camp at Auschwitz by playing an accordion for the guards.
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"Holocaust survivor donates accordion from Nazi camp"
A Long Island man is making a very special donation to a local Holocaust memorial. He is gifting an accordion that was given to him when he was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
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"Queens man donates accordion he played at Auschwitz to Glen Cove Holocaust memorial"
Alex Rosner's red accordion sat in a plastic bag in his basement for decades.
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"Helping Holocaust Artifacts Tell Their Stories"
"Objects of Witness: Testimony From Holocaust Artifacts" features items donated to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, in Glen Cove, and gives them personal context.
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"Teaching Tolerance for 20 Years."
Holocaust Center of Nassau County envisions a generation of 'upstanders'
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Effective propaganda entertains as it spreads hate
Released around the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht -- the "Night of Shattered Glass" that culminated in Nazi genocide -- the popular rap video titled "Only" offers stark and unmistakable proof that the Nazi message is alive today.
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HMTC at the "Walk to End Genocide" Jewish World Watch held their first East Coast "Walk to End Genocide" at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sunday, April 27. About 200 walkers participated in the walk sponsored by California-based Jewish World Watch in conjunction with HMTC.
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Gloria Gaynor Honors True Survivor
The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person. Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”
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Nassau HMTC Hosts Annual Tribute Dinner
More than 400 people celebrated 21 years of standing up to hatred, intolerance, and bullying at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (“HMTC”) Annual Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, November 19th.  The celebration was led by Keith and Samantha Gutstein and Jordan and Robyn Linn at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation.
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Gaynor Performs At Tribute Dinner
On Nov. 19, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation. More than 400 people were in attendance from all parts of Long Island along with many local politicians from the North and South shore. Grammy award winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive,” was a special guest.
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Holocaust Center hold Tribute Dinner
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County held their 21st Annual Gala Tribute Dinner Tuesday night - part of an effort to not only remember the horrific events of the Holocaust, but ensure that history will not be repeated.
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LI people on the move, Nov. 12, 2013
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County has appointed two new members to its board of directors.
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Steve Israel sees links between Kristallnacht, U.S. spy courts
Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday there are similar "strains" between the United States' secret wiretapping courts and the role judges and legislators played during the rise of Nazi Germany.
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Report: Suffolk, NYC bias reports fuel statewide rise
Hate crimes reported in Suffolk County jumped 200 percent last year, but much of the spike was attributed to a new police emphasis and public outreach by human rights groups.
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Port Washington woman shares her Holocaust survival story
Carefully, she pulls out a black-and-white photograph from a protective folder. It was taken in 1939, in the small town (shtetl) of Wegrow just before the Nazis invaded Poland.
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Holocaust Center to Screen Film on Long Island Hate Crime
'Deputized' explores 2008 murder of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero by a group of youths in Patchogue.
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Holocaust Center Recognizes 'Upstander of the Month'
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School senior recognized for anti-bullying campaign.
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Holocaust Center Responds to Recent Hate Crimes
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island (JCRC-LI) responded Wednesday to recent incidents of a vandal drawing swastikas and racial slurs on cars in Long Island communities.
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Friedlander Family Foundation, A Passion for Giving: Peter J. Klein's new role as President
Huntington resident, Peter J. Klein, CFA,Senior Vice President at UBS is at the helm of the recently formed Claire Friedlander Family Foundation. As President of the foundation, Klein oversees the grant making process to some of Long Island's most worthy organizations.
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Golf Outing Raises Over $200,000 For Holocaust Center
A record amount of $200,000 was raised at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) Golf Outing as David Rosen, outing chair, greeted 136 golfers at the Glen Head Country Club.
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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Raises $200k at Golf Event
A record $200,000 was raised at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) Golf Outing on Monday, August 19th. David Rosen, Golf Outing Chair, greeted 136 golfers at the prestigious Glen Head Country Club. He was joined by Co-Chairs Stewart Hescheles, Len Novick, and Matt Skidell.
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Student Honored by Glen Cove Holocaust Center
Plainview JFK's Schulman named "Upstander" of the Month by Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.
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Holocaust Center Rated Top Nonprofit
GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organization, recently gave the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County its 2013 Top-Rated Award.
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HMTC Celebrates 20 Years
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is celebrating over two decades of protecting our history.
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High School Student, Human Rights Activist
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County recognized a Southampton High School Senior as its Upstander of the Month of April for his work as a human rights activist, which began when he was in 10th grade.
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Another Dark Corner of the Holocaust
The photographs of proud Greek Jewish families in the early 1900s and the richly decorated artifacts from centuries past on display at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County reflect a vibrant community.
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Community Upstanders are celebrated at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center's Tolerance Benefit
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The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center celebrates National Volunteer Awareness Week
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Holocaust Afflicted Greek Jews
The tragedy that befell Jews living in Greece during World War II was poignantly told to about 600 people gathered at the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove on April 7, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center Hosts An Exhibit On Civil Rights
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HMTC Elects New Officers
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center has elected its 2013 - 2015 Executive Committee.
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Holocaust Center Lauded by Nonprofit Rating Agency
Reviewers recognize Center as "museum with a heart and soul."
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Holocaust Center Celebrates 20 Years
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County celebrated 20 years of standing up to hatred and intolerance at their Annual Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, November 13. More than $500,000 was raised to support the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s education programs.
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After the Storm, the Light of Giving
At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County dinner on Tuesday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked the 550 attendees for coming to the event, despite their own difficulties with the storm.
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Holocaust Center Receives Grant to Build Education Institute
Grant is largest ever received by Glen Cove's Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center.
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Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Gets Lease Extension
Nassau County has signed a 20-year lease extension with the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove. The county has owned the property, commonly known as the Welwyn Preserve, since 1975 and leases the land to the Center for $1 per year.
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Golf Outing Raises $190K for Tolerance Education
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County raised over $190,000 at its 4th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 13th.
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Grant to Bolster Anti-bullying Program for Students
A Glen Cove-based anti-bullying program for students is set to expand after receiving a grant that will help more schools create an environment free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment.
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Holocaust Center Gets Funds to Fight Bullying
The center received a $25,000 gift from the Walmart Foundation to benefit its "Upstanders for Tomorrow" program.
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Walmart Foundation Donates 50K to LI Children’s Charities
The Walmart Foundation -- the charitable arm of the retail corporation -- has donated $50,000 to two Long Island children's nonprofits.
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Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center's Annual Upstanders Dinner
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