Statement By Council Speaker And Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson On Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Today on Holocaust Remembrance Day, the world gathers to remember six million Jewish men, women, and children and the millions of others of different ethnic, religious, or sexual orientations murdered during one of the darkest periods in human history.  We will never forget, and we will teach our children so that this unimaginable tragedy is never repeated. To say never again is to make a solemn vow to meet and confront hatred and bigotry whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head. New York City stands united against hate, on Holocaust Remembrance Day and for all the days to come,” said New York City Council Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson.

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the New York City Council unanimously passed Resolution 673, recognizing January 27, 2019 as Holocaust Remembrance Day and the week beginning on January 27, 2019 as a citywide week of Holocaust Education in New York City.