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.