The Holocaust Memorial Center of Kingsborough and Manhattan Beach is committed to preserving an important part of our humanity’s history: the Holocaust. Through education, programming, and increased awareness, our Center aims to preserve this vital history and work actively to ensure that further injustice and intolerance are prevented.
The Holocaust Memorial Center of Kingsborough Community College and Manhattan Beach is committed to the study, research and thorough examination of one of the world’s recent unprecedented tragedies, the systematic extermination of millions of Jews living on the European continent by Nazi Germany. As part of our study of this Holocaust, it will be necessary to consider those circumstances permitting the antecedents of Nazism to emerge, as well as the effect that these thought patterns had upon not only the Germans, but also upon such sympathetic neighbors as the Austrians, Croatians, Romanians, and others.
The Holocaust Memorial Center of Kingsborough Community College and Manhattan Beach also embraces as part of its mission the recognition of Nazism’s many other victims such as Slavic peoples, mentally and physically challenged Germans, anti-Nazi religious and political leaders, Roma people, and homosexuals, along with the need to question why they were targeted and how the dynamics of social exclusion and ostracism continue to place other social groups in danger.
We recognize that in our own generation the genocides in Darfur and Rwanda as well as the ethnic strife in Bosnia and persecution of minority groups testify to the need for continued vigilance and awareness, especially for younger generations, in beginning to combat persistent intolerance and bigotry.