Content Provider: The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
Education: Other Educational Organization
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. Our state-of-the-art Holocaust museum is the only one of its kind on Long Island. 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. Special programs are scheduled throughout the year which include lectures by authors, artists, and academics, as well as films and art exhibits. The Center serves approximately 35,000 people each year, the majority of whom are students in junior and senior high school in New York's Nassau, Suffolk, Kings and Queens counties.
Through videoconferencing, we are able to serve schools throughout the nation and the world. Each presentation stresses the importance of the students understanding the Holocaust and its impact on individual human lives, so that students will practice tolerance and help reduce prejudice and bullying in our world today. These programs have a profound impact despite the geographical distance between participants.
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English,
"What an absolutely incredible experience. Thank you so much for giving our students this amazing opportunity—it was truly touching!"
"Thank you so much for assisting in providing an incredible educational experience for my students."
"Thanks for a great videoconference. My students had a great experience and they are still talking about it."
Students often write to the survivor they spoke with. Here is part of one such letter:
"...Thank you so much for telling us your story today...I appreciate that you would take the time to talk to us, and give us more of an insight as to what really happened in the Holocaust...there are fewer and fewer survivors left, and I realize how rare of an opportunity it is to talk to an actual survivor. It really was amazing to be able to listen to you...You are an incredible man. It was very inspiring to listen to you, and I hope to be a better person because of it..."