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 The liberation of the Nazi death camps to be observed at the Museum of American Armor as hundreds of school children are immersed in the lessons of World War II

The April liberation of the Nazi death camps by Allied forces in 1945 will be recalled by World War II G.I. Seymour Kaplan who was among those who liberated Dachau as hundreds of Long Island students participate in a World War II immersion program that introduces them to that pivotal conflict on Friday, April 13th, between 10:00 a.m. and 12 Noon, at the Museum of American Armor inside Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage.

The field trip for students includes a reenactment of armor and battle tactics that seeks to address the ever growing gap in the collective understanding of the lessons of World War II, an increase in anti-Semitic acts and the loss of classroom time in the teaching of history. The effort is in coordination with The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, Glen Cove and the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums.

What:            Student immersion into the lessons of World War II including the April      1945 liberation of the Nazi death camps.

When:            Friday, April 13th between 10:00 a.m. and 12 Noon.

Where:          Museum of American Armor inside Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York 11804

Who:              G.I. liberator Seymour Kaplan, hundreds of Long Island students against a backdrop of operational American WW II armor similar to those that liberated the camps and G.I. living historians.

Why:              The lessons of World War II including the shattering legacy of the Holocaust are being lost to time and the deliberate reduction of classroom time assigned by the NY Board of Regents.

Contact: Howard Cannon  212 843-8072

Museum of American Armor

 1303 Round Swamp Road

Old Bethpage, New York 11804

www.museumofamericarrmor.org