Local Rabbi Reacts to Nazi Leader in Minnesota

Posted at: 06/14/2013 5:20 PM
Updated at: 06/14/2013 5:24 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- Rabbi Michelle Werner of B'nai Israel Synagogue in Rochester says while she can't speak for the entire Jewish community, the news of a Nazi leader living in Minnesota didn't surprise her.

While rolling out a 350 year old scroll that made it through the Holocaust, Rabbi Werner says many of those who cherished it didn't survive. She feels that it's important that, as she calls it, the sacrificed history be preserved and that - in this case - justice be served.

"What's most important is that people who perpetrated those crimes and people who continue to perpetrate those crimes need to realize that justice doesn't have an expiring day and that all humanity is served when we all work together to seek justice," said Rabbi Michelle Werner.

Rabbi Werner also tells me the most important thing to remember is everyone is innocent until proven guilty.