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: firstname.lastname@example.org