The Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview celebrated the inaugural, nationwide Holocaust Survivor Day on Thursday.
Irving Roth, a Holocaust survivor, author, educator, and human rights activist from Williston Park, has passed away. He was 91.
Tyler Gildin’s family didn’t share much about how his grandfather survived the Holocaust, but when details emerged at a funeral, Gilden, an up-and-coming filmmaker from Hewlett, knew he had to turn the lens on his family for a documentary.
Recent local high-profile hate crimes have many on edge. The incidents prompted formation of a new task force against anti-Semitism and solidarity marches in New York City and on Long Island.
“Rape is used as a weapon of genocide, war, and other types of conflicts in many parts of the world. It often goes unreported during the ensuing chaos, as the more visible occurrences take most of the media spotlight. Apart from their suffering resulting from the destruction, displacement and other physical effects of the conflict, victims of this ‘silent’ atrocity are left to bear their psychological pain and trauma alone.”
“Some of the scouts march behind the German swastika and the American flag to the railroad station 2 miles away through Yaphank,” according to a congressional committee. “They line up at attention beside the track and, as the train pulls in, their arms are outstretched in a Hitler salute to the arriving guests.”