A group of doctors, “Doctors Against Genocide,” planned an event at the U.S. Holocaust Museum to raise awareness about the violence in Gaza.
However, the announcement sparked backlash, leading to the event’s cancellation.
The group clarified that the intention was to express empathy for Holocaust victims and learn from the museum’s genocide education initiatives. (Trending: Famous Actor Under Investigation After Calling For Biden’s Execution)
They emphasized their stance against all forms of hate, including antisemitism.
“As Doctors Against Genocide we wish to address misconceptions surrounding our Holocaust Museum event which has been misrepresented as an anti-Semetic gathering,” the group wrote.
“We had recently announced a planned visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum as a way to educate and engage the medical community.”
“We wanted to learn from the Museum’s initiatives in genocide education and prevention to inform our own efforts as an organization dedicated to preventing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide around the world,” the group said.
“It was not our aim to protest inside or outside the museum, nor is it our intent to minimize the important work done by the Holocaust Memorial Museum. We are deeply affected by the horrors of the Holocaust and are moved to prevent similar atrocities.”
“We apologize for the lack of clarity in our previous announcement. Moving forward, we will ensure that our messaging is clear and transparent.”
The event drew criticism, with Jewish and pro-Israel activists expressing outrage.
The group’s mission is to confront and prevent genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, with a current focus on ending the situation in Gaza.
“Hamas has one goal – to murder Jews. For this physicians’ group to desecrate the Holocaust museum with their calls of a ceasefire (ie – for the Jewish nation to stop defending itself) is stomach churning,” the watchdog group “StopAntisemitism.Org” wrote.
“This is a direct attack on our existence and Western values. It’s impossible to respect these unpatriotic, slimy creatures any less,” surveillance group Shirion Collective said.