The Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater at Hofstra University was standing room only for the event held in partnership with Nassau County’s state senate delegation and Nassau County’s state assembly delegation.
Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, who represents the Roslyn area in Albany, welcomed her colleagues in the state legislature, the parents, and honored students to this remarkable event. Her remarks began with a quote from Anne Frank, “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart…Everybody has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”
Holocaust survivor Ethel Bauer Katz was also honored. She shared her moving story of the horrors experienced by thousands of Jewish survivors who hid during the Holocaust.
Rabbi Michael Stranger of Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation recited the memorial prayer to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Pictured here are: Michelle Schimel, second from left and State Senator Jack Martins, far left, with Roslyn students Noah Aizer, Jade Marcus, Jared Rothstein and Talia Rosen.