ADL to Help Replace Burned Holocaust Library of Sacramento Synagogue Attacked by Arson
New York, NY, June 19, 1999
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will assist in
replacing the Holocaust collection of books and videos for one of three Sacramento
synagogues attacked by arson. Temple Bnai Israel lost its library of thousands of
historic Holocaust books, documents and a video collection in the anti-Semitic hate crime
"This anti-Semitic attack shook the entire community and reverberated throughout
the country. The attack on Temple Bnai Israels library, which contained
volumes on the Holocaust, cant help but remind many of us of the flames that
consumed synagogues in Germany in the 1930s," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL
National Director and Holocaust survivor. "Through our ADL Braun Holocaust Institute,
we will help replace some of the lost material. While some are irreplaceable, hopefully
this effort will assist Temple Bnai Israel on its road to healing."
ADL will provide the congregation with thousands of dollars worth of material to begin
the rebuilding process.
Since 1977, the Braun Holocaust Institute has been teaching about the Holocaust era and
its impact on contemporary society and culture. The Institute has an internationally
renowned comprehensive collection of Holocaust-related materials and an eminent film and
video library, the Holocaust Film Library. The Institute has developed extensive Holocaust
curricula for schools and organizes teacher training workshops, seminars, public programs
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.