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From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:26:54 -0400

Honorable Mayor Carlton and Council Members Richard Cline, Peter Ohtaki, Kirsten Keith and Ray Mueller:

TODAY marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that the U.S. Congress established as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The United Nations also recognizes this occasion and urges every member country throughout the world to honor the victims of the Nazi era and to develop programs to help prevent it from ever happening again. Most states in the United States have museums dedicated to this topic as do most countries throughout the world. Each year state and local governments, military bases, workplaces, schools, religious organizations and a number of civic centers host a variety of observances and remembrance activities for their communities.

This morning, President Obama stated "It is incumbent upon us to make real those timeless words "Never forget. Net again. Yet even as we recognize that mankind is capable of unspeakable acts of evil, we also draw strength fro the survivors, the liberators and the righteous among nations who represented humanity at its best."

If you've not been to a Holocaust Museum, you may wish to consider a trip. One such museum is in Southern California known as the Museum of Tolerance, in Los Angeles. For more information, go to the website:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Wiesenthal_Center, or to


Another museum worth seeing is located in Washington, DC. It is known as The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Their website is

http://www.ushmm.org, or to


Nearly 70 years ago, during World War II (1933-1945), nearly two out of every three Jewish people in Europe were murdered. Worldwide, nearly one out of every three Jewish people were murdered. A systematic genocide took the lives of over 6,000,000 Jews (1.5 million of these being children) and the destruction of 5,000 Jewish communities.

Least we never forget.
Received on Thu Apr 16 2015 - 23:23:04 PDT

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