Congressman Cohen’s Statement Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day
MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today made the following statement about International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is Wednesday, January 27:
“Each year, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in 1945, the world turns to remember some of the darkest days in history by vowing that ‘Never Again’ will we allow such horrors to occur. Those killed were six million Jews and others, including homosexuals, gypsies, people with disabilities, and political enemies of the Nazi regime. The U.N. established this day of remembrance in 2004 as a way for the world to consider the past and work to prevent future genocides. I join my fellow Americans, and people around the world, as we pause to remember, reflect and resolve to continue our never-ending battle against bigotry and intolerance.”
As a state senator, Congressman Cohen sponsored, and the Tennessee General Assembly passed, legislation to create the Tennessee Holocaust Commission. Cohen served as an ex-officio member of the commission during his tenure in the state senate. In Congress, Cohen has been a consistent supporter of legislation and other Congressional efforts to remember those lost in the Holocaust.