The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center is the preeminent Holocaust Museum and resource facility on Long Island dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and relating its lessons to contemporary issues. We use the lens of the Holocaust to examine the spectrum of intolerance from bullying to genocide, and we demonstrate how unchecked prejudice can lead to persecution and mass violence. These lessons instruct youth and adults how they can be an Upstander – one who takes action against injustice – both safely and effectively.
The education programs at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center (HMTC) use age-appropriate, cutting-edge pedagogy. The programs are interactive and include a tour of our multimedia museum, Survivor testimony, discussions, and activities which promote self-reflection and ethical behavior.
We provide education through teacher trainings, youth and adult programs, professional development workshops, and special public events. HMTC also offers guided museum tours, travelling exhibits, and we possess the largest artifact archives and Holocaust lending-library on Long Island.
Since its inception in 1992, the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center has presented educational programs to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, law-enforcement cadets and officers, business leaders, community activists, interfaith leaders, and active-duty military personnel. HMTC holds the distinction of being one of only three institutions outside of Washington, DC authorized to conduct Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust. This unique seminar, created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Anti-Defamation League, is provided free of charge to law enforcement personnel. HMTC is also an Approved Training Site for Echoes and Reflections, Holocaust curriculum developed by Yad Vashem, USC Shoah Institute, and the Anti-Defamation League.