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Sonia Goldstein speaking to students at Clarkstown North

Alan Moskin: One Liberator's Testimony

Dear Friends of the Museum,

Many of you know Alan Moskin and have heard him speak about his experiences as a young soldier during World War II. For thousands of us, he has been an invaluable teacher, passing on his experiences and wisdom generously - and with a strength of conviction rarely seen. Today we honor Alan with a project nearly one year in the making: a new film, "Alan Moskin: One Liberator's Testimony."

This short video packs a punch, just like Alan. Combining his testimony with archival film footage, we were able to create a film that illustrates the realities of Alan's experiences as a young American soldier in the 71st Division of Patton's 3rd Army who liberated a concentration camp. We offer this important teaching tool to all those who would have heard Alan speak this spring at the dozens of events scheduled before the COVID-19 pandemic began - and to all who wish to remember his service and bravery.

Please join us in watching this powerful testimony and in honoring Alan, a true American hero. Then, we encourage everyone to share the link on Monday, May 4th as the anniversary of the liberation of the Gunskirchen camp, which Alan took part in 75 years ago.

Wtih gratitude,
The Board and Staff of the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education

HMCTE- Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education closing until further notice

Dear Friends of the Museum,

Beginning tomorrow, March 17th, the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education will be closed until further notice. All events, tours, and public hours are cancelled and will be rescheduled as soon as advisable.

As we are watching the news regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and experiencing tremendous interruption to the normal rhythms of our daily life, much seems frightening. But amidst the cancellations and changes, we know that at the heart of these restrictions lie a deep concern and care for our communities.

This care and concern is also at the heart of how the Museum directs its operations. As such, we are suspending all operations for the time being. Our first priority is the health and safety of the all the people we serve and work with, chief among them Holocaust survivors and WWII Veterans. Given the risks associated with this virus, we are following the recommendations and protocols of health experts and government officials to contribute to the wellbeing of all people.

We are shifting the paradigm of how we will work to keep learning with you all in the days and weeks to come. Though our physical site will be shuttered, you will find HMCTE online – via social media, our website, and email. Please stay connected with us and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help or be of service to you during this time.

Website: We will provide updates here as well as
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rcctolerancecenter/ or @rcctolerancecenter
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hmcte.rcc/ or @hmcte.rcc

Finally, we leave you with a message and a mission: as we face extreme disruption to our daily lives, we can choose to focus instead on the amazing acts of social solidarity we see all around us. We encourage everyone to rise to the occasion of caring for family, friends, and even strangers by practicing social distancing, maintaining good hygiene, and helping others whenever you can.

Call to check on those who may be isolated or struggling; offer to share goods/supplies with those in need; assist elders with tasks that might be dangerous for them; and choose kindness over fear and anger. Remember: we are all responsible for one another. We look forward to greeting you again when this is all behind us!

Yours In Solidarity,
The Board and Staff of the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education

INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSEUM

This video has been funded by Rockland County Tourism
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UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS

Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education

Rockland Community College
145 College Rd, Suffern, NY

Closed until further notice
Watch the virtual tour

WOMEN'S CIRCLE ZOOM EVENT

Online via Zoom

May 27, 2020 | 7 - 8 pm

RUN FOR THE SIX

Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education

Rockland Community College Track
145 College Rd, Suffern, NY

September 13, 2020

KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATION

Montebello Jewish Center

34 Montebello Rd, Suffern, NY

November 9, 2020 | 7 pm

FATHER PATRICK DESBOIS

New City Jewish Center

47 Old Schoolhouse Rd, New City, NY

Rescheduled for November 15, 2020

ANNUAL BENEFIT BRUNCH

The Rockleigh

Rockleigh, NJ

November 15, 2020 | 10 am

RECENT VIRTUAL EVENTS

YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION

Virtual Event

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April 19, 2020

COURTHOUSE YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION

Virtual Event

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April 21, 2020

PHOTO GALLERIES

2017-18 speakers photo gallery

Speakers
2017-18

Docent and education programs photo gallery

Docent/Education
Programs

2018 Yom HaShoah Commemoration photo gallery

Community
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2018 Yom HaShoah Commemoration photo gallery

Courthouse
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