Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Museum condemns violence in Charlottesville

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Museum issued the following statement:United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum mourns the loss of life in Charlottesville, Virginia, and strongly condemns the violence and the neo-Nazi, racist, and antisemitic symbols and language used by some of the participants, including reported chants of "The Jews will not replace us." Neo-Nazism in any form is antithetical to American values and has no place in American society.

Holocaust history teaches that the targeting of Jews was central to Nazi racist ideology and that it began with hateful rhetoric. By the end of World War II, the Germans and their collaborators had murdered six million Jews and millions of other innocent civilians, many of whom were also targeted for racial reasons.

As a member of our community, we hope you will share this message and stand with the Museum against hatred and antisemitism. Thank you for your continued involvement.

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