Wiesenthal Center: Prime Minister Abe's Words at Anne Frank House

March 24, 2014

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO lauded Japan Prime Minister Abe's visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

"The Prime Minister's visit to the Anne Frank's House wherein he paid homage to the her words and legacy was an embrace of the importance of Memory and an act of solidarity and friendship with the Jewish people-past and present," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance.

"We note that the Prime Minister acknowledged the importance of passing down the bitter lessons learned from the 20th century to future generations, a task that the Wiesenthal Center is committed to work together with leaders like the Prime Minister to achieve," Rabbi Cooper added.

​"Mr. Abe's moving words and commitment is further proof that Anne words of hope and love of life will always persevere over those who seek to destroy her words and legacy," Rabbi Cooper concluded.

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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).