Utah leaders and programs share messages for Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan. 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a date to honor of the survivors of the Holocaust, the day the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945. Many state leaders shared messages- some of hope for the future of learning from that day, some in somber remembrance, and some condemning anti-semitism in any form.
Gov. Spencer Cox issued a declaration, acknowledging the six million lives lost and the importance of never forgetting as we teach the future generation of the horrific events. He said “we must reject and condemn antisemitism whenever we see it.”
On this #HolocaustRememberanceDay, let’s commit to being ever mindful of the genocidal atrocities that murdered 6 million of my brothers and sisters, and quit using Holocaust references for political issues we disagree with.
— Avremi Zippel (@UtahRabbi) January 27, 2022
Rabbi Avremi Zippel encouraged the public to quit using Holocaust references “for political issues we disagree with.”
Senators Chris Stewart, Mike Lee, and Mitt Romney also made statements.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) January 27, 2022
On #HolocaustRemembranceDay, we honor the 11 million victims—including 6 million Jews—who were senselessly murdered during the Holocaust. As #WeRemember these victims and survivors, we must reaffirm our dedication to eradicating anti-Semitism here at home and around the world.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) January 27, 2022
Today, we solemnly remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. And every day, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community.
Let us all reaffirm our responsibility to build a world that is that is more accepting, secure, and free.
Never forget. Never again.
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) January 27, 2022
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall tweeted about making Salt Lake a “welcoming place.”
This #HolocaustRemembranceDay, we reflect and recommit to honoring the lives that were taken and those forever impacted by the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Salt Lake City is a welcoming place and we will not tolerate antisemitism in any form. https://t.co/qgiZLixUk6
— Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) January 27, 2022
And the University of Utah Humanities did a special on their radio for the day.
Today commemorates #InternationalHolocaustRemembranceDay and #HumanitiesRadio examines the historical time period with Julia Ault, assistant professor of history and Maeera Shreiber, associate professor of English and chair of the Jewish Studies Initiative.https://t.co/N4pJmI6laP
— U of U Humanities (@UofUHumanities) January 27, 2022
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