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Humanitarian crisis facing immigrants in the US

 


The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida would like to make the following statement regarding the humanitarian crisis currently facing immigrants in the United States today:

As echoed through our mission, the Holocaust Center believes in using the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a just and caring community free of anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. One such lesson is of those seeking to escape persecution, poverty, and oppression by seeking asylum within the United States.

The mistreatment, abuse or imposition of inhumane living conditions upon those fleeing persecution or oppression is inconsistent with the mission of the Holocaust Center. No person, regardless of their citizenship status, should be denied a safe living environment, nor basic human rights.

While we acknowledge that there are differing perspectives on these issues and how to resolve them, we encourage those with opposing views to engage in a healthy dialogue with one another to seek understanding with the ultimate goal of promoting a just and caring community in Orlando, the United States, and the World. 

Museum hours are Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon - 4 p.m. Founded in 1980 as a series of lectures on the Holocaust, the Center opened its current museum in 1986. The Holocaust Center is located at 851 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751. To learn more about the Holocaust Center, visit www.holocaustedu.org.

 

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