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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 24, 2017. Never Forget.The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 […]

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The History of the Islip Village Cemetery

At one time there was a small cemetery in Islip Hamlet known as the Islip Village Cemetery. The earliest date that we can verify for the cemetery is 1873, on our historic map. The cemetery is also marked on our 1902 and 1915 historic maps. According to the library’s historical maps, the cemetery was located […]

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Get the Facts on Immigration: 9 Myths About Immigrants & Immigration

Listed below are some common myths about immigrants and immigration to the United States.Source: The Anti-Defamation League​ – http://www.adl.orgThe Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms […]

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Memories of Islip Hamlet

“Memory is more than a dustbin of time, stuffed with yesterday’s trash. Rather, memory is a glorious grab bag of the past from which one can at leisure pluck bittersweet experiences of times gone by and relive them.” Hal Boyle, 1971  Do you have interesting tidbits, life changing experiences, or fond memories of Islip Hamlet? […]

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