New York, NY – With the backdrop of the Holocaust as the most extreme example of anti-Semitism in the modern era, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which serves as New York’s Holocaust Museum, launches The Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism with a series of programs exploring contemporary issues of hate, hosted by The Center’s director, Abraham H. Foxman, internationally renowned as a leader in the fight against anti-Semitism and bigotry.
Through scholarship, exhibitions, and programs, The Center will lead a national conversation to examine where the specific hatred of Jews comes from, why it continues to persist, and the dangers it poses to a free society.
This inaugural series of programs, titled Anti-Semitism Now: Hosted by Abraham H. Foxman, explores contemporary issues of online hate, hate groups in the United States, and anti-Semitism in Germany today, featuring thought-leaders and experts on these topics.
“The time is now to lead a conversation on anti-Semitism and start the crucial work of this new Center,” said The Center’s Director Abraham H. Foxman. “The Center is positioned to be an integral part of the Museum’s work to address the issue of anti-Semitism today. Now more than ever, we must stay vigilant about the dangers of anti-Semitism and engaged in meaningful conversations that inform society.”
“The Center, under the leadership of Abe Foxman, who has been a leading voice on the issue of anti-Semitism for more than half a century, expands the fundamental responsibility of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust to answer ignorance with education and promote understanding,” said Museum President & CEO Michael S. Glickman. “The work of The Center begins with public programs featuring thought leaders from a variety of disciplines exploring what is behind the recent surges in hate speech and hate crimes.”