The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, & Genocide Education (Chhange) condemns the horrific shooting that targeted Jews on Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. We are devastated by the loss of life and mourn with the Halle, Germany community.
Rising antisemitism and antisemitic violence must be fought wherever it occurs and for the sake of every member of society. Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here and Now, reminds us why we must fight antisemitism:
"The reason to fight antisemitism is that it poses a danger to the democratic societies in which we live. No healthy democratic society can harbor that kind of animus, that kind of hatred and be called a healthy society."
Chhange is appalled by this recent act of antisemitic violence and is resolved to continue to promote the elimination of racism, antisemitism, and all forms of prejudice through education about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights.