Bristol Community College offers a message of peace following synagogue murders

FALL RIVER — Bristol Community College on Thursday offered a message of peace and support at its “In Solidarity with Pittsburgh” gathering to address the hate-fueled murders that took the lives of 11 people worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue last weekend.

“These crimes … sadly reflect the larger fears of racism and anti-Semitism that go back in history,” said Ron Weisberger, director of the Bristol Holocaust and Genocide Center.

He condemned the murders that were “based on hate and bigotry” and urged people to remember how such acts can lead to genocide.

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