A Statement by Dr. Ron Weisberger, Director, Bristol Community College Holocaust Center, on the recent vandalism at the Jewish Cemetery in Fall River (March 21, 2019)
The Bristol Holocaust and Genocide Center strongly condemns the recent vandalism at the Hebrew cemetery in Fall River. Sadly, this reflects the growing anti-Semitic acts in this country and around the world. While we hear about such actions in other parts of the country and in the world, having it happen in our own backyard brings it home in sharp relief. It is important for the citizens of our region to come together and with one voice say that this form of hate, and all others, will not be tolerated. For our part, the Center has been sponsoring educational programs aimed at local public and parochial schools, regional colleges and universities and the general community. It is important for young people and the community as a whole to recognize that hate leads to genocide and needs to be stopped before it can spread. For more information on our programs, and ways you can become involved, contact Dr. Ron Weisberger at email@example.com
The Holocaust Center at Bristol Community College originated from a need to memorialize the atrocities committed against the people of Jewish descent and others during World War II by the Hitler/Nazi regime.
While the facts are clear, the Holocaust must never be forgotten.
Symbols of the Lost Childhoods
Every year, Bristol's Holocaust Center hosts a series of events geared toward informing the public more thoroughly on the atrocities of the Holocaust and other genocides.
First up was the Unveiling of Button Murals on Monday, February 25, from 4:30 - 5 p.m. in the Jackson Arts Center (H-Building). The Button Murals were designed in collaboration with Professor Marisa Millard and members of the Bristol Art Department (faculty, students and alumni) as part of the center's button project representing the 1.5 million children murdered during the Holocaust.
BCC Holocaust Center Video Playlist