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File #: 170349    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/6/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2017
Title: In solemn recognition during the week of April 23 to 30, 2017 as the Annual Remembrance of the Six Million Jewish Martyrs Who Perished During The Holocaust.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Council President Clarke
Attachments: 1. Signature17034900.pdf
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4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
4/6/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
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In solemn recognition during the week of April 23 to 30, 2017 as the Annual Remembrance of the Six Million Jewish Martyrs Who Perished During The Holocaust.

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WHEREAS, Over sixty years ago, six million Jews were murdered in the Nazi Holocaust as part of a systematic program of genocide, and millions of other people suffered as victims of Nazism; and

WHEREAS, The people of the City of Philadelphia should continually rededicate themselves to the principle of equal justice for all people; and

WHEREAS, The people of the City of Philadelphia should remain eternally vigilant against all tyranny, and recognize that bigotry provides a breeding ground for tyranny to flourish; and

WHEREAS, The Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs has chosen as the theme for this year's Memorial, "Anti-Semitism - Confronting the Oldest Hatred". Given the alarming growth in the number of anti-Semitic threats since the beginning of 2017, desecration of Jewish cemeteries, and the bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and schools across the country, it is clear that we cannot be complacent in the face of anti-Semitism or any other forms of bigotry and hatred. This year's ceremony will feature Kenneth Jacobson, Deputy National Director of the Anti-Defamation League. The ceremony will also feature poems, readings and music that speak to the theme. We applaud the Committee for the honor they will bestow on the memory of those who perished and on those who survived to build and strengthen life in Philadelphia and other communities; and

WHEREAS, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs invite all citizens of Philadelphia and the region to join in the commemoration ceremony on April 23, 2017 in front of the Holocaust monument on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 1:00-2:30 PM; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY VIRTUE OF THIS CITATION, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, ...

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