Coalition of Holocaust Museums Condemn Russian 'War Crimes' in Ukraine
An open letter signed by 17 Holocaust museums worldwide equates Russian violence to 'Holocaust by Bullets,' when Jewish people were 'shot and buried in a shallow grave' in Ukraine in WWII.
Nearly 20 Holocaust museums spread across four different countries called on the world to “do more” to stop Russian “atrocities” and “war crimes” in Ukraine on Sunday, taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times declaring that “if we, as the bearers of history, do not speak out, then we have failed in our mission.”
“It is with sorrow that we see yet another atrocity in Ukraine, 80 years after the 'Holocaust by Bullets' in which Jewish men, women, and children were shot and buried in shallow graves,” the institutions said in their joint statement, describing recent reports of “children with their hands zip tied and buried in shallow graves.”
“We are angered by the horrific reports of rape and wanton destruction of lives by the Russian army. These are war crimes, and if we, as the bearers of history, do not speak out, then we have failed in our mission.
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