Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County vandalized

Source: newsbreak
Glen Cove, NY - Officials from The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County announced that the center had been the a victim of vandalism over the weekend at their property on 100 Crescent Beach Rd., in Glen Cove. HMTC officials said that ugly and racist graffiti was found on the property, along with the damage to many of its signs and gardens.

In a news release, Development Director Deborah Lom wrote that while "this ugliness may be able to be physically cleaned off ... the hurt and fear will remain." The HMTC has long fought against acts of bigotry and hate, often reaching out to the local community whenever a hate crime occurs, like when swastika's were found spray painted in Oyster Bay over the summer. State Sen. Jim Gaughran said he was sickened to learn of yet another act of hate occurring in the North Shore.

"The center is a sacred place and a sanctuary to many," Gaughran said. "This incident is a hateful attack on all our communities and should not be tolerated. I am united with the Glen Cove community as we disavow such ugly acts of hate.”

The incident is being investigated by both the Nassau County and the City of Glen Cove Police Departments.