Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542 - United States
The museum presents a detailed and comprehensive chronicle of the Holocaust, and utilizes multimedia displays, artifacts, archival footage, testimonies from local Survivors and Liberators, and encompasses a special gallery for changing exhibits. The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.
In our permanent exhibit we offer a contextualized history to explain the 1930s increase of intolerance, the reduction of human rights, and the lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others, including people with disabilities, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gays, and Polish intelligentsia.
Our museum introduces visitors to European antecedents which nurtured the evolution of Nazism, such as centuries of antisemitism and racism, the pseudo-science of eugenics, and the repercussions of WWI. The Holocaust exhibition concludes with the aftermath of Nazism and emphasizes the issues of displaced persons camps, emigration, and post-genocide justice. One feature that distinguishes our museum from other Holocaust museums is that we demonstrate the relevance of the Holocaust through our examination of current genocides and intolerance and by the celebration of today’s genocide rescuers and Upstanders.
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