Lessons of the Holocaust: A New Generation Speaks Truth to Power

Nassau Community College and the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County present a conference, "Lessons from the Holocaust: A New Generation Speaks Truth to Power."

The keynote speaker is Dr. Mitchell Schwarzer, who will discuss "Across the Abyss: Piecing Together My Father's Holocaust Story." Dr. Schwarzer is an architectural historian at California College of the Arts. His address will be about a new invaluable contribution to Holocaust literature, the diary of 17-year old Renia Spiegel, the close companion of Dr. Schwarzer's father. The journal chronicles their romance against the harsh backdrop of life in Nazi-occupied Poland. Dr. Scharzer will discuss the impact of their story and his father and family.

There will also be a professional workshop on "The Fragility of Democracy: then and Now," facilitated by Kevin Feinberg, Senior Program Director at Facing History and Ourselves. Helen Turner, HMTC's Director of Youth Education, will take part in a panel on "The Lessons We Learned: Resonsibility, Resistance and Respect."


Friday, May 3, 2019 - 9:00am


College Center Building (CCB) 252-53, Nassau Community College
1 Education Dr.
Garden City, NY 11530


Joyce Stern

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