People In The News - Hauppauge Resident Helen Turner
Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:44AM
Glen Cove, NY… Helen Turner of Hauppauge, NY and Dr. Thorin Tritter of Tenafly, NJ have assumed new positions at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC). HMTC is Long Island’s premier Holocaust museum and anti-bias education institute. Thousands of students and adults visit HMTC every year for educational programming that utilizes the history and lessons of the Holocaust to teach about the dangers of antisemitism, bullying and all manifestations of intolerance. 
Helen Turnerappointed Director of Education at Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Of Nassau CountyHelen Turner has been promoted to Director of Education. In her new role, she will continue to develop educational programs using the latest technology and pedagogical techniques as well as keep HMTC at the forefront of Holocaust Studies. Ms. Turner had been serving as Director of Youth Education for several years and now will additionally be responsible for adult education as well as volunteer recruitment and training. She has both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in history, specializing in Holocaust and Genocide studies. Ms. Turner’s research areas include the Post-War Nuremberg Trials, specifically the life, work and writings of Judge Cecelia Goetz and is the Senior Curator of the HMTC exhibition “Cecelia Goetz: The Aggressive War Chief of Nuremberg.”
Thorin Tritter joins HMTC as Museum and Program Director. Dr. Tritter most recently served as Executive Director of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), an organization that takes 60-70 graduate students in five fields (medicine, law, business, journalism and religion) to Europe each year where they explore the actions of professionals in Nazi Germany and then use that history as a launching point for an intensive course of study on contemporary professional ethics. As Museum and Program Director, Dr. Tritter will oversee the upgrading and curation of HMTC’s permanent and special exhibitions and will be responsible for continuing HMTC’s topical and impactful community programs open to the public. Dr. Tritter holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and both a Master’s degree and Doctorate from Columbia University. 
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