May 17, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — In response to the tragic events in Buffalo, NY, Holocaust Museums release a joint statement. This statement represents a global network of institutions that educate visitors about previous atrocities in Europe and beyond to work toward a future where “never again” is a reality for everyone.
The statement reads:
“We are heartbroken by the loss of life in Buffalo. Once again, a white supremacist filled with racist antisemitic rage deliberately drove to a predominantly Black neighborhood and murdered innocent people.
Condolences are not enough. We ask each one of you to condemn domestic terrorism and violence—to condemn those supporting ”Great Replacement Theory” or anyone who supports hate speech.
We will continue to do the important work of educating students and adults about the deadly consequences of hate and teach the importance of acceptance and respect for all people of all religions, races and cultures. It is time for the rest of America to do the same.”
Signatories to the statement:
Daniel Amar • Montreal Holocaust Museum
Erin Blankenship • The Florida Holocaust Museum
Mary Pat Higgins • Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Beth Kean • Holocaust Museum LA
Jack Kliger • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Eli Mayerfeld • The Zekelman Holocaust Center
Kelly J. Zúñiga • Holocaust Museum Houston