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Northwestern University's Never Again Campaign Petition Exceeds 6,000 Signatures

by Hillel News |Mar 06, 2006|Comments

The global petition started by the Never Again Campaign to denounce Northwestern University Professor Arthur Butz, whose comments supporting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made national news last month, and increase Holocaust education has now been signed by more than 6,000 supporters.

These signatures come from people and organizations throughout the world, including residents of more than 40 states and 20 countries. More than 1,000 of the signatures come from members of the Northwestern community. The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois also posted a letter of endorsement on its Web site.

The Never Again Campaign encourages supporters to continue to spread the campaign and its petition to as many people as possible.

"We have been humbled and inspired by the outpouring of support for the Never Again Campaign," said Danny Moldovan, a member of the Never Again Campaign. "What began as a cry of outrage has evolved into a growing movement for better education and mobilization to understand and prevent genocide. By signing the petition, 6,000 people from around the world have not only said they will never forget the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, but they have also joined our struggle to never let it happen again anywhere to anyone."

The Never Again Campaign is an organization started by students at Northwestern University in February 2006. The campaign aims to increase Holocaust education, promote global tolerance and stop genocides that are occurring today around the world.

For additional information about the campaign, visit www.neveragaincampaign.org or contact Shari Weiss at 516-455-9249 or pressinquiries@neveragaincampaign.org.

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