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Record #: R2022-70   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/26/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 1/26/2022
Title: Recognition of January 27, 2022 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Silverstein, Debra L.
Attachments: 1. R2022-70.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

January 26,2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Silverstein, a resolution honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day; and

WHEREAS, The purpose of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is two-fold: to serve as a date for official commemoration of the victims of the Nazi regime and to promote Holocaust education throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, The 2022 theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day is "Memory, Dignity, and Justice," exploring how preserving the historical record and challenging distortion are elements of claiming justice; and

WHEREAS, The Holocaust, also sometimes referred to as "the Shoah," the Hebrew word for "catastrophe," was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million European Jews, alongside millions of other innocent victims including persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Roma, by the Nazi German regime and its allies and collaborators that took place between 1933 and 1945; and
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is home to a vibrant Jewish community that is among the largest in the United States; and

WHEREAS, We stand in solidarity with the Jewish people and remember the victims, survivors, and liberators who, having borne witness to the depths of evil, remind us of the vital refrain: "Never Again;" and
WHEREAS, We must ensure the horrors of the Holocaust can never be erased from our collective memory in order to prevent a tragedy like the Holocaust from happening again; and
WHEREAS, Each new generation should never forget the urgency to speak out whenever they witness antisemitism or any form of ethnic and religi...

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