Museum program on Japanese internment

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will be presenting a film screening of “Farewell to Manzanar” on Sunday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. followed by special guest speaker, Rabbi Theodore Tsuruoka of Temple Isaiah in Great Neck, who will talk about “My Parents’ Imprisonment in a Japanese American Internment Camp.” 

“Farewell to Manzanar” is the true story of the imprisonment of a Japanese American family during World War II. 

The film demonstrates the racist policies of the United States government while illustrating one family’s resistance to life in an internment camp. 

Rabbi Tsuruoka has been Temple Isaiah’s spiritual leader since 2000. He is a second generation Japanese American who grew up in Manhattan and converted to Judaism as a young adult. 

A donation of $10 is suggested. To reserve a seat please contact Lara Carignano at (516) 571-8040 or laracarignano@holocaust-nassau.org

HMTC’s film series was established in honor of David Taub (1932-2010), a Holocaust Survivor and friend of HMTC. 

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center is located at 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove. 

For more information visit HMTC’s website, www.hmtcli.org, or on social media at Facebook.com/HMTCNY and Twitter.com/HolocaustTolCtr.

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