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January 31, 2017 UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM STATEMENT ON REFUGEES Press Contacts Andrew Hollinger...

January 31, 2017

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM STATEMENT ON REFUGEES

Press Contacts

Andrew Hollinger
Director, Communications
202.437.1221
[email protected]

Museum Press Kit

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is acutely aware of the consequences to the millions of Jews who were unable to flee Nazism, as noted in our November 2015 statement on the Syrian refugee crisis. The Museum continues to have grave concern about the global refugee crisis and our response to it. During the 1930s and 1940s, the United States, along with the rest of the world, generally refused to admit Jewish refugees from Nazism due to antisemitic and xenophobic attitudes, harsh economic conditions, and national security fears.

In our view, there are many legitimate refugees fleeing the Assad regime’s sustained campaign of crimes against humanity and the genocidal acts perpetrated by ISIS against the Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities. American policy should fully address national security concerns while protecting legitimate refugees whatever their national or religious identity.

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. For more information, visit ushmm.org.

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