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Higgins honors Holocaust National Days of Remembrance on House Floor

by jmaloni

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Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm

 Remembers Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief prosecutor of Nuremburg Trials

Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to recognize the week of April 27 as the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance.

Higgins highlighted the contributions of Western New York native Justice Robert H. Jackson, who served as chief prosecutor for the U.S. at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals.

The full text of Higgins' remarks is below:

"Mr. Speaker,

"This week of April 27 are our National Days of Remembrance and commemoration of the Holocaust.

"In communities across the country, we set aside this time to stand in solemn solidarity with millions of Jews worldwide to pledge never again to allow such evil to exist.

"In Israel, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a siren sounds for two minutes. Everybody stops what they are doing and stands silently in a powerful living memorial to those who were lost and a symbol rejecting the worst evil the world has ever known.

"As survivors perish each year, it becomes more important to internalize the lessons of the Holocaust and recall the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims who perished in the great shame of the 20th century.

"In Western New York, we are proud that one of our own, Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, was the chief prosecutor for the U.S. at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals. His actions help to inspire a deep commitment from our community to preserve and honor the story of the Holocaust for future generations."

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