Congressman Cohen Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recognized Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with his Congressional colleagues. Congressman Cohen recalled that, at the urging of his friend and constituent Ira Lipman, he sponsored and passed legislation to create the Tennessee’s Holocaust Commission as a state senator in 1984. He has been a consistent supporter of legislation and other Congressional efforts to assure the perpetual memory of those lost in the Holocaust.
Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
“Each year we remember the darkest days of our world’s history by vowing ‘never again.’ As we mark Yom HaShoah again this year, let us renew our commitment to a pluralistic society and democratic values and to standing against intolerance and evil wherever we find it. As Elie Wiesel so wisely stated in his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize lecture, ‘There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.’”