HHREC Statement on Ukraine

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) strongly condemns Russia’s continuous and abhorrent attack on Ukraine. We are deeply concerned about the death of innocent civilians and the plight of Ukrainian refugees. In his justification of the invasion, Vladimir Putin has misrepresented Holocaust history by claiming that Ukraine needed to be “denazified.”

HHREC supports the Ukrainian people, including many Holocaust survivors still living in the country. Having suffered under both Nazism and Communism, today the Ukrainian people, under the inspired leadership of its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, seek to sustain their desire to remain an independent, democratic nation.

We call upon world leaders to continue support for Ukraine and denounce Russia for its unprovoked invasion.

Michael Gyory, Chairperson

Millie Jasper, Executive Director