Fla. lawmakers back Holocaust center


U.S. lawmakers from south Florida expressed support for a local university’s efforts to keep open its Holocaust center.

Florida’s state government has said it is considering shutting down Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.

“At a time when anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are on the rise around the world and atrocities continue to occur in Darfur, it is critical that the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education be fully funded to ensure we do not forget the lessons of the Holocaust,” said the letter sent Monday. “We greatly cherish the role the Center has and continues to play in assisting students, teachers and, most importantly, members of the local Holocaust survivor community who utilize the resources at FAU.”

The letter in supoprt of the Boca Raton university is signed by U.S. Reps. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), Ron Klein (D-Fla.), Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Kendrick B. Meek (D-Fla.).

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