ZACHOR – WE WILL NEVER FORGET
Our mission is to empower future generations in empathy, courage, and ethical decision-making
in order to combat antisemitism, racism & all forms of prejudice.
The Wagner College Holocaust Center continues to grieve for the horrific loss of life resulting from the vicious Hamas terrorist attack in Israel. We strongly condemn all forms of violence, including sexual violence and torture, as weapons of war. We continue to pray for and demand the safe return of each and every hostage.
We are also deeply concerned and saddened by the increasing death toll of innocent civilians in Gaza; we urge the Israeli Defense Forces and government leaders to continue to do all it can to prevent further suffering and death among non-combatant Palestinians. We hope to see a world free of Hamas and other terrorist organizations who intentionally place civilians in the crosshairs of war.
We are grateful to those in the interfaith community who have condemned virulent intolerance, antisemitism, islamophobia, racism and all forms of hatred, particularly on college campuses.
As a Center dedicated to human rights and justice for all, we advocate compassion and building bridges as we move forward.
–The Wagner College Holocaust Center (WCHC) and the WCHC Advisory Committee,
Nov. 14, 2023
STATEMENT from the Wagner College Holocaust Center (WCHC) and WCHC Advisory Committee IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL
Over 80 years ago, thousands of Jews fleeing antisemitism and genocide in the Second World War took refuge – alongside earlier Jewish communities – in the land of Israel. The State of Israel was authorized by a resolution of the United Nations passed on November 29, 1947. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these Holocaust survivors, as well as Russian and Ethiopian Jews fleeing persecution, and many others of all faiths, call Israel home.
As an organization devoted to fighting hate, antisemitism and all forms of prejudice, we decry and vehemently denounce the violent terrorist attack on Israeli citizens. We condemn the unspeakable, ongoing acts of cruelty by Hamas, an Iranian-backed terrorist organization. We express our deepest sympathy to those killed and to their families. We mourn the hundreds of innocent lives lost and send wishes for those injured. We particularly abhor the kidnapping of innocent persons, including many young people the same age as our college students.
We call upon international leaders to support Israel. We support Israel’s inalienable right to security and safety.
Profs. Lori Weintrob and Laura Morowitz on behalf of the Wagner College Holocaust Center, and Fern Zagor, Chairperson of the Wagner College Holocaust Center Advisory Committee
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