New exhibit focuses on the Nuremberg Trials

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will present a special exhibition opening, Cecelia Goetz: The Aggressive War Chief of Nuremberg, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. 

HMTC was presented with hundreds of personal letters and court documents of Judge Goetz in 2016 and began the essential work of preserving this unique collection. 

Goetz was the only American female prosecutor to deliver an opening statement at the Nuremberg Trials, redefining a woman’s role in the courtroom on the international stage. 

Her detailed correspondence with friends and loved ones reveals daily life during the trials, exposing both the highs and lows of seeking justice in the face of genocide. 

Her commentary on major figures such as Telford Taylor, the justice system, and even German cuisine give an insightful, humorous, and heartbreaking account of this crucial moment in history. 

Goetz’s dedication to her work earned her the reputation and nickname of “Aggressive War Chief” among her colleagues.

Driven by a deep sense of duty, Goetz fought to bring Nazi criminals to justice.

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center is presenting this unique collection for the first time to the public. 

The collection has inspired a groundbreaking exhibition examining the life and work of this extraordinary woman. 

The exhibition asks visitors to challenge what they know about the Nuremberg Trials and question the roles prescribed to women during the mid-20th century. 

Her life serves as a potent example of dedication, conviction and grit, as she battled to become an extraordinary figure in her field. Yet, her story has remained untold.

Until now.  

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, Welwyn Preserve is located at 100 Crescent Beach Road in Glen Cove.

There is a $10 suggested donation to attend. Seats are limited so reservations are recommended.

RSVP to (516) 571-8040 x107 or go to www.axelsarmiento@hmtcli.org.

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