The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will be hosting eight virtual public programs in April. Due to COVID-19, HMTC’s building is temporarily closed to the public, but we are continuing to provide virtual programs for the community through Zoom. HMTC is located at 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove.
HMTC’s virtual programs in April include:
Anti-Jewish Beer Stein on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m.. Join the museum director for a deep dive into the history of one object in the HMTC collection: an anti-Jewish beer stein made in Germany in the 1890s.
Kwibuka26/Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
Monday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Susan Brown, historian and executive director of New Jersey’s Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education will discuss how and why the genocide occurred in Rwanda 26 years ago this month, the long-lasting impact of the genocide, and Rwanda’s more recent reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.
Weimar Currency and Postage Stamps on Wednesday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. HMTC’s museum director will explore the background and importance of a set of German postage stamps and several bills of Weimar-era currency that are displayed in our galleries.
Bagels and Bialys
On Thursday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m. celebrate the end of Passover by joining HMTC’s museum director for a virtual discussion about the history of bagels and bialys, two iconic foods that were brought to the United States from Eastern Europe in the years before the Holocaust.
Virtual Yom HaShoah Memorial Program
On Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. join the HMTC community for a 45-minute online program to commemorate the Holocaust and honor the millions of victims of Nazi atrocities. The program will include readings by descendants of survivors and victims.
On Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. the museum director will present a short program about the pages of a German children’s book from the 1930s that are displayed in out museum and show Nazi efforts to teach antisemitism to young children.
Commemorative Presentation on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau On Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. Thorin Tritter will present a program about the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945, when soldiers in the 42nd and 45th Infantry Division saw first-hand the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp.
Curator’s Corner: Lodz Ghetto Working Papers
On Wednesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. learn about the Lodz Ghetto through the lens of one person’s working papers the that are displayed in our gallery.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to register for these online programs. Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, HMTC needs your support more than ever to continue to provide this kind of virtual programming. Donations can be made online at hmtcli.org.