Wiesenthal Center Statement on the Shootings at Kansas City Jewish Facilities

April 13, 2014


 “On the eve of the Passover holiday, where Jews around the world celebrate

 the festival when the ancient Israelites broke the shackles of tyranny, the Jewish community of Kansas City was struck by a tyrant,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


 “While it may be telling that the suspected shooter yelled “Heil Hitler” as he was being arrested, we will await the final conclusions of the ongoing investigation,” Hier continued.


 “The Simon Wiesenthal Center expresses profound sympathy to families of the three victims,” he concluded. 


 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).


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