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Robert Leikind

Leikindr@ajc.org

 

August 14, 2017 .... Boston - News of a second vandalism of the New England Holocaust Memorial in little more than a month has generated dismay and heartbreak.

For more than twenty years, the New England Holocaust Memorial has been a potent reminder of what can result from unbridled hatred and discrimination. Millions of people from all over the world have passed through its somber towers and quietly absorbed their lessons- lessons that have particular resonance in a week when acts of racial hatred and anti-Semitism have once again been catapulted into the headlines.

According to AJC New England Regional Director Robert Leikind, " The damage to the Memorial will be repaired and our commitment to all for which this Memorial stands will only become deeper. We cannot allow ourselves to be cowed into silence by acts of violence and hatred. The only response must be to renew our commitment to the struggle to advance democratic values and co-existence among all peoples of our great nation."

AJC is a 111 year old human rights organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, while securing the place of Jews and other vulnerable peoples in Israel and around the world.

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