March 15, 2010
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM OUTRAGED AT DESECRATION OF HOLOCAUST SITE
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum expressed outrage at the vandalizing of the Plaszow concentration camp and encourages anyone with information about the crime to come forward to assist the Polish authorities in the investigation.
The camp is remembered as the place where Oskar Schindler rescued nearly 1,100 Jews. His actions represented the best of humanity. The defacement with antisemitic graffiti is an offense to victims, survivors and all those who risked their own lives to rescue Jews during the Holocaust.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to promote human dignity, confront hatred and prevent genocide. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by the generosity of donors nationwide.