TORONTO (July 12, 2017) – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) condemns the gathering of a hate group – consisting of individuals with ties to the neo-Nazi and Holocaust denying movement – that is to take place today at Richview Library.
After reaching out to the library, FSWC confirmed that a meeting room has been provided for what is allegedly going to be a memorial for Barbara Kulaszka – who previously acted as co-counsel for infamous Holocaust denier Ernst Zündel. The room was booked under the name Frederick Fromm – otherwise known as Paul Fromm, who is a white nationalist with neo-Nazi ties.
“The library’s policy is called into question for providing a space to individuals who promote hate, racism and antisemitism,” says Avi Benlolo, FSWC President and CEO.
Along with Fromm, the gathering will supposedly also be attended by Lynda Mortl, who has defended Zündel in the past, and Canadian white nationalist Marc Lemire.
FSWC has since expressed its concern to the library.
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