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COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Having left my teenage years behind (something Anne never got to do), The Diary of Anne Frank is on my bookshelf for my children to read.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Anne Frank opened the eyes and minds of millions to the horrors of hate.
HATE WATCH
This is the pattern of the dehumanizer. Their motives are not pretty, altruistic or honest. Coat the venom with a veneer of acceptance and eventually your target will succumb.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Prince Charles met one of the survivors, 98-year-old Lily Ebert, who, showing him the numbered wrist tattoo forced upon her at Auschwitz said, “Meeting you, it is for everyone who lost their lives.”
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Today marks the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” so named for the myriad shards of glass littering the streets of Germany after a riot that saw the destruction of Jewish shops, buildings, and synagogues in 1938.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. The opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” - Elie Wiesel
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
Seventy-seven years ago today, one of the most influential and widely-read writers of all time was silenced—not by death or infirmity or age, but by bigotry and hate.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
My family fled anti-Semitism in the Ukraine about 100 years ago. Jews coming to America at that time were often fleeing the pogroms. Basically, if you were headed to Ellis Island, it was likely someone back home wanted you and your family dead.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
They know what she sees as she peers out that window. She sees into their hearts as only an innocent can see. “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart,” she wrote. “I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Three generations earlier the grandparents of the Germans who affirmed our right to believe had engaged in an attack on a religious minority in their country, one that would culminate in the extermination of millions of German Jews and millions more throughout Europe.