If it weren’t bad enough that Jews in New York City are being singled out for state action after defying the city’s COVID restrictions even as “social justice activists” hold concerts in the streets, a Florida Holocaust center has now added a George Floyd exhibit.
According to this, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Maitland, Florida, has opened a new exhibit featuring photos from the demonstrations that followed the police-involved death of Floyd back in May.
And by “demonstrations,” we mean riots, looting and senseless violence – violence that exhibit photographer John Noltner cautioned, “Don’t be outraged at the riot until you are first outraged at the conditions that give rise to it.”
In a news release, the center said they added the exhibit - called, "Uprooting Prejudice: Face of Change" - because “[w]hen someone faces an act of antisemitism, racism, or any form of identity based hate, whether it results in death or not, there is an uprising of many emotions. We felt it was important to bring the human experience of the aftermath to our museum.”
“Sometimes you just have to show up. Bear witness. And begin to see that whether the problems are over here or over there, us or them, you or me, they are our problems. And we need to fix them together,” the center said in a press release.
“You don’t just see this exhibit. You feel it,” Lisa Bachman, assistant executive director of the center, added herself. “The expressions and thoughts of each person photographed tells a story that has a very universal message. It is one that can heal and bring us together. It shows us we are not alone in our thinking.”
Because a police officer allegedly murdering a black man and subsequently being arrested, tried and help accountably by society for his actions is exactly the same as millions of Jewish men, women and children being rounded up because of their ethnicity, torn from their loved ones, imprisoned in ghettos, shipped off to work camps and gas chambers, tortured and murdered, then dumped in mass graves.
When we say “never forget,” perhaps we should add the actual definition of “oppression” to the list of things to remember.