Response to Charlottesville

The sickening, blatant display of hatred and bigotry shown by white supremacists in Charlottesville this past week is a prime example of the ignorance and intolerance that the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center strives to eradicate every day. We mourn the loss of Heather Heyer and condemn the violent acts perpetrated against those who came to speak up against hatred. At the same time, it is incidents such as these that strengthen our resolve to teach the lessons of the Holocaust.  We will continue to fight racism and anti-Semitism whenever it rears its ugly head, with an arsenal of books and teachers, witnesses and speakers who represent those who have seen first-hand what such hatred can unleash.  We join our community here in Milwaukee and elsewhere in condemning these acts.  Moreover, we join others both here and in Charlottesville in standing to be counted, and promise to continue spreading the lessons of tolerance and peace.