NEW YORK, (August 4, 2021) – Shelley Tanner, SanovaWorks CEO/President
During World War II, European Jews were the target of one of the most horrific events in history. The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, occurred between 1941 and 1945, in Nazi Germany. We must never forget, minimize, diminish, or deny the horrendous truths of this genocide.
In 2020, the Anti-Defamation League reported over 2,200 antisemitic incidents in the U.S. Last year also recorded the third-highest number of reports of assault, harassment, and vandalism toward American Jews since the ADL first began tracking data.
“Antisemitism is prejudice against or hatred of Jews. The Holocaust, the state-sponsored persecution and murder of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, is history’s most extreme example of antisemitism. Violent antisemitism and hatred did not end with the defeat of Nazi Germany. It is important to stand up to antisemitism in all of its forms today.”
Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was wearing a traditional skullcap and standing in front of a large menorah on the steps of a Jewish school when he was attacked.
At Syracuse University a group of students were harassed when perpetrators threw eggs and shouted antisemitic remarks.
Nearly nine out of ten antisemitic posts made on Facebook and Twitter stay online, one report claims.
And just five days ago, a swastika was found carved into a State Department elevator.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is Jewish, shared a message with all State Department employees about the incident:
“As this painfully reminds us, anti-Semitism isn’t a relic of the past,” Blinken wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News. “It’s still a force in the world, including close to home. And it’s abhorrent. It has no place in the United States, at the State Department, or anywhere else. And we must be relentless in standing up and rejecting it.”
With the proliferation of Holocaust deniers and a rise in antisemitic incidents, it becomes necessary to once again, make an unequivocal statement.
SanovaWorks and all of its affiliates stand united against antisemitism in all forms, including Holocaust minimizers and deniers. Additionally, we will continue to use our voice and resources to fight against any and all hate crimes.
The presence of hate in this world requires the light of compassion that is all-inclusive and healing.
All Jewish brothers and sisters, friends and family: standing with you.
President / CEO, SanovaWorks