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PRINTER'S NO. 753
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
77
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY TEPLITZ, DINNIMAN, LEACH, SCHWANK, HAYWOOD,
SCARNATI, BREWSTER, GREENLEAF, FONTANA, PILEGGI, WILLIAMS,
COSTA, ALLOWAY, ARGALL, HUTCHINSON, TARTAGLIONE, RAFFERTY,
BAKER, SMITH, YUDICHAK, WARD, AUMENT, VULAKOVICH, KITCHEN,
BOSCOLA AND FARNESE, APRIL 15, 2015
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, APRIL 15, 2015
A RESOLUTION
Designating the week of April 13 through 19, 2015, as "Days of
Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, From 1933 to 1945, six million Jews were murdered in
the Nazi Holocaust as part of a systematic pogrom of genocide,
and millions of other people perished as victims of Nazism; and
WHEREAS, The people of this Commonwealth should always
remember the atrocities committed by the Nazis and continually
rededicate themselves to the principle of equal justice for all
people so that such horrors are never repeated; and
WHEREAS, The people of this Commonwealth should remain
eternally vigilant against all tyranny and recognize that
bigotry provides a breeding ground for tyranny to flourish; and
WHEREAS, April 15, 2015, also recognized as 27 Nisan 5775 in
the Hebrew calendar, has been designated internationally as a
Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Nazi Holocaust, known as
Yom Hashoah; and
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WHEREAS, It is appropriate for the people of this
Commonwealth to join in the international commemoration;
therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the week of April 13
through 19, 2015, as "Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the
Holocaust" in Pennsylvania, in memory of the victims of the
Holocaust in the hope that we may strive to overcome prejudice
and inhumanity through education, vigilance and resistance.
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