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UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED AT MURDER OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR IN FRANCE

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is outraged at the murder of a Holocaust survivor in France, which authorities have determined was a hate crime, and calls on French and European officials to redouble efforts to combat the rise in antisemitism plaguing much of the continent.

“That Mireille Knoll survived the horrors of the Holocaust only to be murdered in present-day France because she was Jewish is unconscionable and reminds us of the ongoing dangers antisemitism holds,” said Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield.

“We applaud the condemnations of this heinous act from French officials,” continues Bloomfield. “However, more must be done to protect France’s Jewish community. This will require law enforcement, education and leadership at all levels of French society. ”

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires leaders and citizens worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

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