Yom Hashoah Statement by Speaker Corey Johnson

“On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the six million Jewish Men, Women and Children, and millions of other social and ethnic minorities who were brutally murdered by the Nazis during the worst genocide in human history. The Holocaust reminds us of the worst that can happen when people turn their backs to hatred, racism and oppression, instead of confronting them head on.  More than seven decades after the last concentration camp was forcibly closed, the vile evil of anti-Semitism is still ever present in our city and throughout the world.  From Poway to Cleveland to Overland Park, Kansas all the way to Paris and even Mumbai, Jewish people are still being deliberately targeted and killed by those who have nothing but hatred and evil in their hearts.  Today, we remember the victims of the Holocaust and we raise our voices against anti-Semitic words and deeds as we declare Never Again – Never Again.”

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