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Week of April 26-may 3 Proclaimed Yom Hashoah in N.Y. State and N.y.c.

– The week of April 26-May 3 has been proclaimed “Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” throughout New York State by Governor Hugh Carey and in New York City by the City Council.

Noting that April 30 had been designated “pursuant to an Act of Congress and internationally as a day of Remembrance of victims of the Holocaust, known as Yom HaShoah, “Carey said in his proclamation: “The people of the State of New York should always remember the atrocities committed by the Nazis so that such horrors never be repeated…It is appropriate for the people of the State of New York to join in the international commemoration.”

The City Council proclaimed the Days of Remembrance in a special ceremony yesterday at City Hall where prominent members of the Council, leaders of the Jewish community and Holocaust survivors participated in a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.