03 June 2020
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, condemns all forms of bigotry, racism and hatred. Sadly, such attitudes have all too often shown their potential for inciting violence and destruction.
Following the outrageous killing of George Floyd and in light of recent deplorable acts against minority populations and their violent consequences as well as the worrying rise of antisemitic expressions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we must redouble our efforts to combat hatred and intolerance wherever they appear. Undoubtedly, an essential tool in this effort is to engage the public in meaningful and accurate education about the Holocaust, which highlights the danger of virulent and unchecked racism.