A Queens lawmaker is introducing a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to commemorate 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, Jan. 27.
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens), joined by U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), announced the resolution that will honor six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime and the millions of other minorities whose lives were tragically cut short.
The measure also reaffirms the United States’ shared commitment to combating anti-Semitism and all other forms of bigotry whenever and wherever they arise.
Additionally, it supports continued educational efforts to teach future generations about the Holocaust, and pays tribute to Holocaust survivors who have shared their painful stories that serve as a warning to future generations. There are over 80,000 Holocaust survivors still living in the United States.
“Nearly 75 years ago, allied troops liberated Auschwitz and saw with their own eyes the Nazi regime’s evil and barbaric persecution of Jews and other minorities,” Meng said. “Since then, the United States has resolved to teach future generations about the Holocaust, and why anti-Semitism and bigotry must be fought whenever and wherever acts of hate occur. We must do all that we can in order to ensure that the adage ‘never again’ is realized.”
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