The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will be the subject of an upcoming episode of the PBS documentary series Treasures of New York. The 30-minute episode, titled “Treasures of New York: Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center“ will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. on WLIW21 and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. on THIRTEEN. After Oct. 20 it will stream online at watch.wliw.org.
Treasures of New York showcases how HMTC offers a unique and vital voice on the history of the Holocaust by capturing vivid first-hand accounts and testimonials from Long Island and Queens’ Holocaust survivors.
Holocaust survivors Eva and Werner Reich of Smithtown, who have been married for more than 60 years, share their story on the program. Eva was saved by Sir Nicholas Winton and Werner survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Mauthausen concentration camps. Gloria Glanz, of Port Washington, was hidden by a Polish peasant woman during the war, but lost her entire immediate family. Alex Rosner from Long Island City, was the youngest person saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler.
Steven Markowitz, chairman of HMTC said, “We are honored to be included among the prestigious institutions featured on PBS’ Treasures of New York documentary series. The Holocaust resonates to this day and sharing the history and lessons of this period with students and adults is critical in this time of rising antisemitism and other forms of intolerance, as well as bullying within our schools and communities. We hope the airing of this documentary will attract new audiences to the unique programming being offered at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.”