Date: October 14, 2012
Contact: Beth Lilach
516 571-8040 ext. 105
The “Iranian Schindler” to be Honored by Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will host an exhibit of photographs and artifacts honoring Abdol-Hossein Sardari, the Iranian Envoy stationed in Paris who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis in parallel fashion to the famous rescue efforts of Oskar Schindler in Poland. The exhibit will be on display in the Center’s museum from October 14 through December 2012.
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is the pre-eminent Holocaust resource on Long Island, with a contemporary museum and is one of the largest and most comprehensive education program providers in the region. Housed in the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center is the Louis Posner Memorial Library, home to over 7,000 volumes of Holocaust, genocide, multicultural, anti-bias and anti-bullying material for students and adults, from Kindergarten through post-graduate researchers. We offer the largest such collection on Long Island.
Under construction is the Claire Friedlander Education Institute that will accommodate four fully equipped classrooms with state-of–the-art audio-visual aids and cutting edge technical equipment for teacher training, specialized Holocaust video-conferencing programs and a wide variety of workshops for students, adults, law enforcement personnel and professional development for educators. Since 2007, nearly 180,000 students, teachers, employers and law enforcement personnel have participated in the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center’s education programs, including 130,000 students.
The Center is open weekdays from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 Noon to 4 PM. Donation $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. For more information and directions, visit the Center’s website at www.holocaust-nassau.org or call 516 571-8040.