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For the Fall, under the guidance of State and County officials, and placing health and safety first, NCC will provide the majority of courses that can be instructed remotely or online in the following format. Courses that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, including classes with lab components that cannot easily be replicated remotely, will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format following appropriate health and safety guidelines and procedures to maintain the safety of the NCC community.


Immediate: April 5, 2019

NCC and the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County Present

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

May 3

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College and the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will present Lessons From the Holocaust: A New Generation Speaks Truth to Power on Friday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 252-253 of the College Center Building. The program will include speakers, a panel presentation, a professional workshop and an exhibit.

The keynote speaker during the program will be Dr. Mitchell Schwarzer, author of Across the Abyss: Piecing Together My Father’s Holocaust Story. Dr. Schwarzer, an architectural historian at California College of the Arts, will speak 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. He will discuss the impact of their story on his father and family.

Helen Turner, HMTC; Jessica Scalisi, NCC student; DonnaMarie Flumignan, Farmingdale State College; and Isma Chaudhry, Islamic Center of Long Island; will discuss “The Lessons We Learned: Responsibility, Resistance and Respect” during the panel presentation. The professional workshop, “The Fragility of Democracy,” will be facilitated by Kevin Feinberg, Senior Program Director of Facing History and Ourselves in New York City. Also featured will be the exhibit “Cecilia Goetz, Esq. Jewish-American Prosecutor at Nuremberg,” on loan from The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.

Registration is required for this conference. To do so, please go to tinyurl.com/LessonsFromTheHolocaust2019. For more information about Lessons From the Holocaust: A New Generation Speaks Truth to Power, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, contact joyce.stern@ncc.edu or susan.cushman@ncc.edu.

About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 19,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.

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