July 26, 2019
R OCKLAND NEWS
Paradise lost
In Nyack, this filmmaker will present a documentary about his parents’ home, Kastoria, before and after the Nazis

It probably wasn’t a paradise. No place that is home to human beings ever can be a true paradise.

But it sounds like Kastoria was a wonderful place to live, before the war, before the Nazis, before almost everything good and decent was destroyed, before the hate and the death, before the relationships between groups that had flourished for hundreds of years were demolished, before almost all of the town’s 10,000 Jews were murdered.
Rockland museum giving away many of its Holocaust books

The Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education at Rockland Community College is working to modernize its museum and library, and is giving away many of its books. Choose from memoirs, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books about the Holocaust, other genocides, and Jewish history, on the second floor of the campus library. Books will be available on a first come, first served basis Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this summer.

The library is at 145 College Road, Suffern, N.Y. For more information, call (845) 574-4099 or email  holocaustrcc@gmail.com .
A Holocaust Memorial Garden Grows in New City
Teen’s Eagle Scout Project Helps Rockland County Synagogue

It took the dedication and diligence of a Boy Scout to help a New City synagogue realize its dream of creating a Holocaust memorial garden.
Zachary Spiegel is taking his scout oath seriously in helping others by spearheading a long-dreamed about project for the Nanuet Hebrew Center by building a Holocaust memorial garden as part of his Eagle Scout project.
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