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Long Island Holocaust Memorial Center Vandalized

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, on Crescent Road in Glen Cove, was vandalized over the weekend, center officials said, with graffiti found on the property and damage to many of 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 tolerance center has long fought against acts of bigotry and hate, often reaching out to the local community whenever a hate crime occurs, like when swastikas 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 on 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.”

Nassau County and City of Glen Cove police are investigating.

Source: http://www.liherald.com/glencove/stories/holocaust-memorial-and-tolerance-center-of-nassau-county-vandalized,120177