Great Neck’s Rachid Murad, Member of The Hague Institute for Global Justice’s Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance; Holocaust Survivor Anita Weisbord and Rwandan Genocide Survivor Jacqueline Murekatete spoke about their personal experiences with genocide and what can be done to prevent it at a recent panel discussion presented by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Close to a hundred people attended Confronting Genocide: How to be an Upstander Against Evil at Congregation L’Dor V’Dor in Little Neck.
The audience left inspired to do more to address antisemitism, racism, bullying and other forms of intolerance within their communities. Rabbi Gordon Yaffe of Congregation L’Dor V’Dor said, “Our Congregation was so inspired by the Survivor testimony and spirited discussion that followed that we will be forming an action committee to come up with ideas for how we can combat genocide and help its victims.”
For more than 20 years, the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center has been teaching the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. For more information, call 516-571-8040 or visit www.hmtcli.org.