Anti-Semitism Threatens All, Not Just Jews

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Anti-Semitism Threatens All, Not Just Jews

January 20, 2003

There's a new award-winning film worth seeing.

The Pianist is a powerful and unflinching account of the Holocaust.

It tells the true story of the survival of a Jewish pianist in Nazi-occupied Poland, against the backdrop of mass destruction and death.

The film could not be more timely.

It graphically reminds us of the potentially fatal consequences of anti-Semitism – not only for Jews, but also for society as a whole.

Let's always remember: When any group is targeted, everyone becomes vulnerable.

At a time when anti-Semitism is widespread in the Islamic world and is resurfacing in some European countries, we need to be on guard.

The Pianist helps us understand why.

Since 1906, the American Jewish Committee has been combating anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred, while building bridges among diverse racial, religious, and ethnic groups.

To learn more, visit us at

This is David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.

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Date: 1/20/2003
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