IHRA Chair’s Statement on Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

IHRA Chair Ambassador Sandro De Bernardin expresses deep concern for the recent shooting at the Synagogue.

“It was with great shock that I learned of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on 27 October.

As the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and in the name of all 31 Member Countries, I express sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the survivors, and the whole Jewish community in Pittsburgh.

We condemn this antisemitic hate crime and call on the international community and all political, social and religious leaders on the national and local level to speak out against hate speech, to ensure the security of all vulnerable communities, and to support social and educational efforts to address all forms of antisemitism.”

Ambassador Sandro De Bernardin
IHRA Chair

IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance, and promote Holocaust education, remembrance, and research worldwide and to uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.