Puerto Rico’s Holocaust Museum names its first Board of Directors

Puerto Rico’s Holocaust Museum names its first Board of Directors, after 12 years of educational work done under the leadership and view of the pastor Carmen Delia Gonzáles Cruz and a team of people who support the task, specially Mr. Osvaldo Kratsman Kravetz, member of the World Jewish Congress and prominent member of Puerto Rico’s jewish community.

The Holocaust Museum Board of Directors is composed of men and women, interreligious leaders of the Puerto Rican community represented by the following people:

PRESIDENT: OSVALDO KRATSMAN KRAVETZ WJC

WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF PUERTO RICO

VICE PRESIDENT: NILDA CARABALLO

SOL DE JUSTICIA DE PONCE CHURCH

SECRETARY: JORGE D.ZIJLSTRA ARDUIN

PREBYTERIAN CHURCH USA

TREASURER: PABLO SZUL

SPOKESPERSON: MARCELO SZUSTERMAN

SPOKESPERSON: DIEGO MENDELBAUM

SHAARE ZEDEK COMMUNITY (JCC)

SPOKESPERSON: JOSE CARDONA.

SHALOM CHRISTIAN CENTER

SPOKESPERSON: PEDRO SIERRA.

BETH SHALOM TEMPLE

DIRECTOR: CARMEN DELIA GONZALEZ

IGLESIA CRISTIANA MINISTERIOS UNIDOS

The first decision of the Board is to confirm the appointment of a Director and Subdirector for the Museum.

DIRECTOR Carmen Delia Gonzalez Cruz

SUB DIRECTOR Gloria Santiago

The Directors Board emphasize the efforts made by Judeo-Christian communities with the common goal of keeping alive the memory and education so the abhorrent events of the Shoá happen “Never Again”.

The Puerto Rican Holocaust Museum, located in the town of Morovis, Puerto Rico, is a nonprofit organization that works towards transforming into a national reference on the promotion of respect towards the other, tolerance and solidarity as fundamental values for a healthy coexistence of those who are part of the Puerto Rican society, without distinction between believes, ethnic origin, social background, cultural values, among others.

The Museum displays a chronological photographic exposition, items from the 1933 to 1945 era, a collection of books related to the topic, documentaries and movies, literature, and a publication known as “Cinco Siglos de Historia” (“Five centuries of history”), published by the periodical El Nuevo Día (The New Day). This document makes a historical recap of relevant events that occurred throughout the world over five centuries, on which the chronological history of the Shoá (Holocaust) is printed.

The Puerto Rican Holocaust Museum wishes to contribute to the training of more tolerant and respectful people with those groups and individuals that have different customs, origins, religions, or ideas. With this end, the Museum develops different educational activities in schools, universities, and churches, between others.

You can find more information on their website: http://museodelholocaustopr.strikingly.com

Translation: Massimiliano Tron, Freelance Translator. To contact him: tronmassimiliano@gmail.com

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