Wiesenthal Centre to President Macron: “We Express Our Solidarity with France and the French People at the Tragic Destruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.”
April 16, 2019
A letter of sympathy to Emmanuel Macron, President of France, from Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Wiesenthal Centre.
On behalf of our over 400.000 members, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre wishes to express solidarity with France and the French people at the tragic destruction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
We were about to send greetings for a tranquil Easter to our French Catholic members and for Passover to the Jewish community.
Throughout history, and especially under Nazi occupation and Vichy, synagogues were burned and cemeteries desecrated. We thus acutely feel the pain of our Christian friends at this time.
Mr. President, may Notre-Dame be restored to its full glory.”
Photo: Dr. Samuels greeting President Macron earlier this year
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).