I went to visit Auschwitz for the first time some years ago. As I walked through the restored Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp located near Oświęcim, Poland, I was moved beyond words by the horrors of the inhumane treatment the Jewish people suffered at the hands of the Nazis. It was a very raw experience. But I was not prepared for what I saw looking at a sampling of suitcases gathered by Nazis and exhibited for all to see. . . .
Ways You Can Take Action
There are many ways you can take action against antisemitism:
- Pray against antisemitism.
- Sign a petition.
- Join a march or rally.
- Report any antisemitic content you see on social media.
- Ask your local synagogue how you can help.
- Invite a speaker to share with your congregation, small group, or classroom about antisemitism.
Learn more here: Can We Do Anything To Stop Antisemitism?
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According to a recent FBI report, incidents targeting Jewish people were up 14 percent. There were 953 crimes against Jewish people reported in 2019, compared to 835 in 2018. That is three antisemitic incidents per day.
Now, because of the conflict in the Middle East, we fear those numbers will increase.
We need to fight this deadly disease and need allies from everywhere—anyone who is willing to stand up and say, “Stop the hate!”