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K00023 Summary:

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K00023 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 23
BY: M. of A. Rozic
        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        January  27,  2021,  as Holocaust Remembrance Day in
        the State of New York
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious events
that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern,  and in full accord with its
long-standing tradition, it is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim January 27, 2021, as
Holocaust Remembrance Day in the State of New York, in conjunction  with
the observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day; and
  WHEREAS,  From  1933  to 1945, 5.8 million Jews were murdered in the
Nazi Holocaust as part of a systematic program of genocide, and millions
of other people also perished as victims of Nazism; and
  WHEREAS, Jews who fell under German control in Eastern  and  Central
Europe were quickly stripped of their rights and property; and
  WHEREAS, The Jews who perished at Nazi hands comprised two-thirds of
all  European  Jewry,  and in countries such as Poland, which before the
second World War included parts of the Ukraine and Belarus,  the  Jewish
death toll surpassed 90 percent; and
  WHEREAS,  The  year 2021 marks the 88th Anniversary of the beginning
of the genocide of European Jews, the bleakest, most murderous moment in
history; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Holocaust  represents  the  darkest  period  in   the
civilization  of  mankind  and  must  always  be  remembered in order to
prevent its reoccurrence anywhere else in the world; and
  WHEREAS, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is  observed
on  January  27th  each  year,  is  a  day set aside for remembering the
millions of victims of the Holocaust; this date was  designated  by  the
United  Nations  General  Assembly  on November 1, 2005, as it marks the
date when Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated
by Soviet Troops in 1945; and
  WHEREAS, This year marks the 76th Anniversary of the  liberation  of
Auschwitz-Birkenau;  Remembrance  ceremonies  are  held  throughout  the
United States and around the  world  to  remember  the  tragedy  of  the
Holocaust  on January 27th, including at Holocaust Museum in Washington,
D.C., and in the halls of the United Nations in New York City; and
  WHEREAS, It is critically important to remember the  events  of  the
Holocaust  to  ensure that the events shall "never again" happen, as has
been the rallying cry among the Jewish people; and
  WHEREAS, In times of war and chaos, with the threat of genocide  and
ethnic  cleansing  present  in  many  war-torn regions of the world, the
events of the  Holocaust  continue  to  be  relevant  and  important  to
remember  so that suffering on this scale truly never does happen again;
  WHEREAS,  Knowing  the  events and root causes of the Holocaust must
not be forgotten and that, particularly as survivors diminish in number,
links must be forged to educate future generations; now,  therefore,  be
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim January  27,  2021,  as
Holocaust Remembrance Day in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the  State  of
New York.
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