August 13, 2017
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM CONDEMNS VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum mourns the loss of life in Charlottesville, Virginia, and strongly condemns the violence and 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.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires leaders and citizens worldwide to confront hate, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. For more information, visit ushmm.org.
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