Glen Cove, NY - November 23, 2015 - The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents a special exhibit of black and white photography, Intimate Murder: Mass Killings of Jews, Roma and Sinti by Germans and Local Collaborators, which will be on display through December 30, 2015, at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY. This minimalist exhibit juxtaposes pre-war Jewish, Roma and Sinti life with the mass murder of these groups by the Einsatzgruppen (German mobile killing squads) and local participants. The exhibit is purposely stark to highlight the contrast between normalcy and the horror of genocide.
Nazi death camps weren’t the only sites of mass murder during the Holocaust. On June 22, 1941, German soldiers invaded the Soviet Union accompanied by non-military mobile killing squads called Einsatzgruppen. By August, these men commenced the Nazi program of total annihilation for Jews. The massacres occurred in open fields, ditches, pits and ravines with local residents often participating in the rapes and shootings or witnessing the brutalities. The children and adults who were murdered were students, doctors, farmers, merchants, athletes, and artists. They were daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, and grandparents. They were innocents.
For more information about the exhibit call HMTC at (516) 571-8040.
About the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center: For more than 20 years, HMTC has been fulfilling its mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. For more information, visit HMTC’s website or find us on social media at Facebook and Twitter.