Jewish Organizations Speak Out

    Jewish Organizations Speak Out Against Charlottesville Violence
    Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum on Monday condemned this weekend’s neo-Nazi rally in Virginia, saying that the ideology on display there was identical to that which led to the murder of six million Jews, according to the Times of Israel.
    In a statement, the remembrance center said that it “is very concerned by the images, hateful rhetoric, and subsequent violence emanating from the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.”
    “In our post-Holocaust global society, there is no room for racism or anti-semitism,” the organization said. “The anti-Jewish ideology of the Nazis was a precursor to the eventual murderous policy and extermination of six million Jews. These images are yet another reminder that we must remain vigilant about educating the public regarding hatred and xenophobia.”
    The following statement was released by the Jewish Federations of North America, the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s national organization:
    JFNA is appalled and saddened by the violence in Charlottesville, VA yesterday. This display of hate, bigotry, racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism by white supremacists has no place in America. We are horrified and sickened by the messages spewed at the rally, and by the deaths and injuries sustained.

    We send our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives over the past two days and wish a speedy recovery to others who have been injured.

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    The Birmingham Jewish Federation echoes JFNA’s statement and emphasizes the importance of tolerance and acceptance during these uncertain times. We will continue to address anti-Semitism locally and nationally through agencies that we fund.

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