January 26, 2024
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lit yellow tomorrow in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day this Saturday, January 27.
“As mayor of the largest Jewish community in the world outside of Israel, today, I am haunted by the thought of how much larger our incredible Jewish family would be if it weren’t for the atrocities of the Holocaust,” said Mayor Adams. “October 7, 2023, was a reminder that hate is not a part of a distant past we remember but an ugly reality we must confront. Our Jewish brothers and sisters should take comfort in knowing New York City will ‘Never Forget’ and will always be a haven for the Jewish people. May this light be a small symbol of our solidarity and send beams of hope for the future throughout our city.”
First designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005, International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.
In addition to City Hall, the following city buildings will be lit up yellow starting tomorrow at sundown:
“Through the illumination of City Hall in yellow as part of the World Jewish Congress’ #WeRemember campaign, the mayor has once again demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Holocaust education and to standing with the Jewish community during a time of rising antisemitism,” said Ronald S. Lauder, president, World Jewish Congress. “This meaningful gesture is a beacon of hope and a powerful reminder of the lessons we must carry forward. We are grateful to the leaders of the City of New York for their continued dedication to remembering the past and educating future generations, reinforcing our collective resolve to combat antisemitism and all forms of hatred.”