The Jewish global human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center today announced the acquisition by the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County of the “Courage to Remember” exhibit, a new and critical tool to increase Holocaust education and combat antisemitism and hate in Nassau County schools and beyond.
“Courage to Remember” is Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 40-panel traveling exhibition on the Nazi Holocaust, which has been seen on six continents by tens of millions of people and continues to be displayed in cities across the United States and across the globe. This event will also be the exhibit’s grand opening at HMTC.
Date: Monday, November 22nd – 2:30 PM ET
Where: Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Address: 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) teaches the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying, and all manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.
The museum presents a detailed and comprehensive chronicle of the Holocaust in six galleries, using multimedia displays, photographs, artifacts, archival footage, and testimonies from local survivors and liberators.
It also looks at genocides and acts of intolerance that have happened in the years since 1945, asking visitors to think about the actions an individual can take to prevent the spread of hate.
Unlike any other museum, our 3,300 square foot exhibition links this history to Nassau County, Long Island, and artifacts from individuals who moved to Long Island factor prominently in the galleries.
The Children’s Memorial Garden at HMTC is the first garden of its kind on public grounds in New York State. The garden memorializes the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust and to all children who died during World War II.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).