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SCCC Exhibit Recalls WWII-era Yaphank Nazi Camp


A photo of Nazi activities at the defunct Camp Siegfried in Yaphank prior to World War II (Courtesy of Longwood School District)

A new Suffolk County Community College exhibit is offering a look at Nazi summer camp that called Yaphank home in the run up to World War II.


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The exhibit at the college’s Ammerman campus in Selden shares photos and documents detailing the history of Camp Siegfried, which was run by a pro-Nazi group known as the German-American Bund.

It includes photos of goose stepping American Nazis and a map of Brookhaven Town showing streets like Hitler Way and Goering Street.

It is hosted by the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding in the campus’ Huntington Library. The center includes a permanent exhibit of original Holocaust artifacts and photographs.

Several of those associated with the Long Island Nazi camp were later convicted of espionage.

The exhibit is on loan from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives at Queensboro Community College.

The exhibit is titled: “Goose Stepping on Long Island: Camp Siegfried.”

It opened last week and runs until Oct. 28. Admission is free.

For more information on the exhibit contact Steven Schrier at 631-451-4700, chdhu@sunysuffolk.edu or visit www.chdhu.org.

-With Associated Press.

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