March 4, 2003
CHAIRMAN FRED S. ZEIDMAN EXPRESSES OUTRAGE OVER PETA’S DESECRATION OF HOLOCAUST MEMORY
The Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Fred S. Zeidman, today expressed his outrage over PETA’s desecration of Holocaust memory and released the following statement:
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is appalled by PETA’s utterly shameless and contemptible public relations campaign equating the millions of men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust to animals.
“This organization has chosen to ignore common decency and desecrate the memory of Holocaust victims, survivors and their families in its perverted effort to generate headlines.
“We are especially offended that PETA has chosen to use materials obtained deceitfully from the Museum. We deplore this exploitation of the Holocaust and reprehensible misuse of Holocaust materials.
“We urge PETA to halt this campaign and find an appropriate way to build support for its goals. An organization so concerned about inflicting pain on animals should not be so oblivious to the pain it is inflicting on humans.”