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Press Release: July 17, 2018
Museum Remains Deeply Concerned Over The Russian Government’s Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses


April 7, 2017
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Expresses Deep Concern Over Treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia



A Chronicle of Hope—Revisiting the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda 25 Years Later
April 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30313

A special event will mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Dr. Tharcisse Seminega, a Tutsi professor at the University of Rwanda in Butare, and his family narrowly escaped the machetes. Charles Rutaganira, who lived in the capital Kigali, was left for dead in a heap of corpses but survived. These survivors will tell their stories and reflect on the genocide and the urgent message it conveys for citizens of the world today.

Dr. Tharcisse Seminega‘s new memoir No Greater Love: How My Family Survived the Genocide in Rwanda will be published in April.

For further details and pre-registration information:

Sponsored by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation

No Greater Love         Tharcisse Seminega


Jehovah’s Witnesses: Faith Under Fire
January 13 - April 15, 2019

Holocaust Memorial Center
Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Jehovah’s Witnesses were persecuted and executed for refusing to conform to the Nazi ideology of hate. This exhibit provides an in-depth look at ordinary people who followed their conscience in the face of tyranny.

Created by the Arnold-Liebster Foundation.

Docent-led tours will be available on the following dates:
Sundays at 2:00 PM: February 17, March 31
Mondays at 7:00 PM: February 4, March 11, March 25
RSVP to 248-553-2400, ext. 145. Space is limited.

Purple Triangle


The Schoolgirl, The Nazis And The Purple Triangles
Award-winning 30-minute documentary film by Jonathan Lewis looks at the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses through the eyes of a young schoolgirl. Based on the book "Facing the Lion: Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe" by Simone Arnold Liebster.

The Schoolgirl, The Nazis And The Purple Triangles

Watch a 3 minute clip from the film.

Watch the full film available for classroom use.



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“What enabled us to offer moral resistance and stay firm in the face of a tyrannical state?

Drawing by Simone Arnold, 12, subjected to a grilling in Mulhouse (Alsace), March 1943“Our strong convictions helped us reject omnipresent propaganda, respond to hateful persecution with love and forgiveness, and conquer despair thanks to our firm hope.

“May these reflections, testimonies, and narratives help our visitors understand that intolerance leads to exclusion, persecution, and ultimately annihilation.

“May these historical accounts likewise inspire strength and courage in those suffering oppression of all kinds.”

The founders


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