Checkmating hate: Chess tournament benefits Glen Cove’s Holocaust Memorial Museum

The event benefits the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, where the young chess players also tested their skills.

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2023, 10:23 PM

Updated 317 days ago


Young Long Islanders raised money for a good cause Sunday by putting their chess skills to work in Glen Cove.
Jericho middle schooler Michael Li organized a chess tournament at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center. He said he's passionate about the history of the Holocaust and wanted to do something aimed at putting an end to hate. He says he was affected by the anti-Asian sentiment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I think we just need to learn about the past and then maybe we can all take a step in the right direction," he said.
All proceeds will be going to the center. Michael said he is currently writing a historical fiction novel about Jewish chess players during the Holocaust.

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