Today's Idea
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Visit the Holocaust Museum

HMTC – the only Holocaust museum on Long Island – is rightly considered a local treasure, clearly and vividly reminding generations new and old of the 20th century’s most indelible stain. 

Located somewhat incongruously in a Gold Coast mansion, the HTMC is a great stop for adults and older kids, offering a contextualized history to explain the 1930s increase of intolerance, the reduction of human rights, and the lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. It tracks the antecedents of Nazism -- centuries of anti-Semitism and racism, the pseudo-science of eugenics, the repercussions of WWI – and concludes with post-war issues; one feature that distinguishes the museum is the examination of current genocides and intolerance, and the celebration of today’s genocide rescuers and Up standers.

The museum is open 10 am - 4:30 pm weekdays; 12-4 Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Guided tours (highly recommended) are available 1 pm on most weekdays; 1 and 2 pm on Sundays; 1:30 on Saturdays and holidays. Recommended admission donation: $10 adults; $5 seniors; $4 students.