Salutes Eva Mozes Kor After Arson Attack
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International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) was
outraged to have learned the Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly
Experiments Survivors [C.A.N.D.L.E.S.] Museum has been destroyed
by arson. The blaze was started according to accounts when a brick
was thrown through the window and gasoline or another accelerant
was thrown inside the structure, completely destroying all artifacts,
displays and exhibits.
calls on the FBI and Terre Haute, Indiana authorities to immediately
take action to protect the Jewish community while speedily investigating
this horrendous attack. White supremacists are suspected because
of spray paint which was left on the walls saying "Remember
Timmy McVeigh." McVeigh, the Oklahoma City federal building
bomber who shared sympathies with white supremacists, was executed
at a federal prison outside Terre Haute in 2001.
Alfassa, Executive Director of the ISFSP salutes Mrs. Eva Mozes
Kor for her tremendous strength to rebuild, as well as her ongoing
mission of teaching about the Shoah. Eva Mozes Kor, the director,
is an Auschwitz survivor who has agreed not to be a victim, and
plans to reopen the facility. The C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum is seeking
donations of materials to help rebuild their exhibit hall and
ISFSP is arranging for the donation of several items to be used
in an exhibit hall after the the rebuilding of the C.A.N.D.L.E.S.
Museum. These items include several large mounted photos of troops
liberating a concentration camp--these come from a personal collection
and have never been seen before, as well as objects retrieved
from Auschwitz and Nazi Germany.
of 24 November the ISFSP will be acting as a liaison for donations
of books for the purpose of rebuilding the library at the C.A.N.D.L.E.S.
Museum. ISFSP feels this is an important cause, and thus will
use their list of contacts and other sources to seek assistance
for the C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum.
Isaiah the prophet said, "...you shall rebuild the old ruins;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you
shall be called, The repairer of the breach." (58:12)
International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) is a Jewish
agency developed to serve the Sephardic community--the descendants
of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the
Levant who share both common religious and cultural bonds. Although
based in the United States, the ISFSP is an advocacy organization
representing Sephardim internationally. The ISFSP also functions
to produce high quality Jewish educational projects which will
educate the public on the rich Sephardic Jewish communities, past
ISFSP is a
a non-profit organization.