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About Rebecca Steiner

Director of Programs at Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center, where Rebecca Sindler advocates the ability of museums and communities to work cooperatively to have a positive impact on the world.

11 million reasons to remember




The history of the Holocaust is well-documented; between 1939 and 1945, Nazis and their sympathizers murdered an estimated eleven million people in their quest to fulfill Adolf Hitler’s dream of a more perfect world devoid of Jews, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), homosexuals, people with intellectual or physical challenges, and beyond. I have to admit that one of the things that really grinds my gears

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Solidarity in Humanity




I hear frequent expressions of disillusionment not only from colleagues, but also from members of my community. They’re frustrated by daily reports of violence at home and abroad. They’re disturbed by expressions of intolerance and ignorance worldwide. They’re weary from the past ten years, which have been marked by economic instability, military interventions, and escalating violence in an increasing number of hot spots. I’m

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