June 2021 virtual public programs at The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents its calendar of June 2021 virtual public programs:

Wednesday, June 2 at 12:00 Noon – Curator’s Corner: The St. Louis
On June 2, 1939, the SS St. Louis circled off the coast of Florida, waiting to hear if the 908 passengers on board, who had been blocked from landing in Cuba, would be allowed to enter the United States. Four days later, after the US denied them entry, the ship headed back to Europe. This Curator’s Corner will focus on a photograph in our gallery that shows the family members of former HMTC Chairman Howard Maier boarding the St. Louis and will describe the larger context of this ill-fated voyage.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WOBFqndgRGKxbuWYoVlOeA

Thursday, June 3 at 8:00 PM EST – Joint Program with Sharsheret: Book Discussion with Hadassah Lieberman about An American Story
HMTC is partnering with Sharsheret, a national Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer organization, for a virtual program with Hadassah Lieberman, the daughter of Holocaust Survivors and herself a Survivor of Breast Cancer, who will talk about her new book with Sandee Brawarsky from Jewish Week.
Register at: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=sharsheret&id=434

Wednesday, June 9 at 12:00 Noon – Curator’s Corner: A Photograph from D-Day
HMTC marks the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, with an in-depth look at a photograph in our gallery that shows the Normandy landing. HMTC’s museum and programming director, Dr. Thorin Tritter, will discuss the lead-up to the invasion, the challenges faced by Eisenhower and the Allied forces, and the significance of their accomplishments.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hSwTVLeqQ0SX8JWCy3uTvA

Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 PM – Saul Dreier and Tod Lending Discuss “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band”
Join HMTC for a program about the documentary film “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band” with Holocaust Survivor Saul Dreier and the documentary filmmaker Tod Lending. Meet the dynamic man behind the band who is at the core of this heartwarming story. Note, film clips, not the entire film, will be shown as part of this program. To watch the film in its entirety check Amazon.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mV9lqk7qQSmnR4nw2ncnDg

Sunday, June 13 6:00 PM – Sunday with Survivors: Rene Zuroff
Join us for the next program in this series of presentations by Holocaust Survivors. In this program, Survivor Renee Zuroff will share information about her pre-war life in Poland, her life in hiding during the war, and her post-war life.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdeCqrzwjG9Qg63jEE8e6M1PvU5O4y3es

Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 PM EST – Hidden Recipes, presented by author Eva Moreimi
Award-winning author Eva Moreimi will draw from her nationally recognized book to describe not only the loss and dehumanization that her parents suffered through during the Holocaust but also their courage and determination, which became intertwined with secretly written recipes that her mother used to fuel her own struggle to resist.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RU7ZY-paROSkV8BMXhhVxg

Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 PM – Virtual Tour for Pride Month
Join museum and program director, Thorin Tritter, and HMTC’s director of Education, Helen Turner, for a special virtual tour through HMTC’s core exhibit which will focus on the treatment of gay men in Nazi Germany.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4SPxLRyMTseQaTd2dJhUrg

Monday, June 21 at 7:00 PM ET—China’s Crimes Against Humanity: A First-Hand Account from Uyghur Survivor Tursunay Ziyawudun
HMTC and its partner organizations seek to draw attention to the crimes against humanity, including genocide, of the Uyghur people in China today. Doctoral student, Lina Lenberg, will provide a background to the current crisis, as well as details about what is happening today. Then Uyghur survivor, Tursunay Ziyawudun, who spent nine months inside China’s vast and secretive system of internment camps before being released and fleeing to the United States, will discuss her own experiences. Join us to learn more about this situation and how you can take action.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RLUu3FZDRfCCuQHZ1_INFQ

Wednesday, June 23 at 6:00 PM – Impacts of Inclusion: A Discussion of Military Policies During and After WWII
Whose stories do we hear when we learn about veterans? HMTC is teaming up with the Intrepid Sear, Air & Space Museum for a program that explores policies that effected LGBTQ+ service members during and after World War II. Michael Stevens, a Museum Educator in the Intrepid’ s Lifelong Learning Programs, will draw from research about who served, and who did not serve, on the Intrepid during its years in service from 1943-1974 to raise larger questions of how changes in military policies impacted the diversity of the ship’s crew and reflected cultural change in the United States.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H-GMu6SiSTOiACN0lwvuZw

Wednesday, June 30 at 12:00 Noon – Curator’s Corner: Harvey Milk and Reclaiming the Pink Triangle
Dr. Thorin Tritter, HMTC’s museum and programming director, will discuss an image of Harvey Milk that is included in the museum’s final gallery, highlighting his role as an “upstander.” The presentation will also explore the gay right’s movement in the 1970s and its effort to reclaim the meaning of the pink triangle, which had been used to identify gay men in Nazi concentration camps.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xn90HfjZQQmHAashNVNVGQ
For more information contact Dr. Thorin Tritter at (516) 571-8040 or programs@hmtcli.org.


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