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October 3, 2014, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Comptroller DiNapoli Visits Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli visited the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove on September 9 to present a two-volume study on what happened to synagogues in Germany during the events of Kristallnacht (“The Night of the Broken Glass”) to the Center’s library. The book, titled “Pogrom Night 1938,” was presented on behalf of Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. DiNapoli met with Steve Markowitz, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center, as well as staff, volunteers and Holocaust survivors.

“It was a privilege and an honor to visit the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center and learn about their efforts to bring the history and lessons from the Holocaust to the community.” DiNapoli said. “The message of acceptance and tolerance is one that touches us all; as is the lesson that we must be ever vigilant against intolerance and discrimination. The Center’s efforts to help spread this word deserve the utmost praise.”

The mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and lessons through education and community outreach, focusing on the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and bullying.

Photos of DiNapoli’s visit are available upon request.

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