ADL Denounces Trump Administration Cuts to Holocaust Museum

New York, NY, June 9, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt released the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s proposed three million dollar budget cut to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:

As the events of the past few months have shown, we need a robust and active U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum more than ever and it would be a mistake to cut funding to the museum. We must ensure no one forgets the atrocities of the Holocaust. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is the most important American institution preserving the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and educating future generations about the importance of combating hate and bigotry. In these divided times, with increasing numbers of hate crimes against Jews and other religious minorities, this museum's mission is as critical as ever. We call on Congress to fully fund the Holocaust Museum.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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