Meng Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today issued the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Today, we remember the lives of the six million Jews and the millions of others who were murdered during the Holocaust. As we honor their memories, it is critical to continue to tell the stories of so many survivors who have now passed away, and to stand firm against those who continue to commit hate crimes and discriminate in the name of anti-Semitism. It is our responsibility to ensure that future generations never forget one of the darkest chapters in history.
I will continue to support initiatives that promote Holocaust education and do everything possible to combat the rise of anti-Semitism, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Intolerance, hate, and violence have no place in our society and we must continue to call it out when and wherever we see it. ‘Never again’ should not be a slogan we say lightly once a year, but must define our policy toward combating anti-Semitism and protecting vulnerable populations all over the world from genocide.”