Ukraine under attack
We stand with our programmatic partners in both Ukraine and Russia who continue the hard work of building more tolerant communities by educating about the horrors of the Holocaust and the consequences of unchecked hatred. We are deeply disturbed by Russian President Vladimir Putin's call to "denazify" Ukraine—a country with a Jewish president who lost family members in the Holocaust—and by his unfounded claim that the military incursion was justified by “genocide” in Ukraine. We must call out and educate against Holocaust distortion and the toxic language so often used to foment violence and undermine democracy.
As we grieve the loss of life and continue to hope for the safety and well-being of civilians, we hope that the voices of survivors of genocide, like Holocaust survivor George Papanek, can remind us of the importance of understanding and looking at what brings us together rather than what drives us apart.
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