Neilson resolution to remember Holocaust victims

HARRISBURG, Jan. 20 – State Rep. Ed Neilson, D-Phila., announced he has introduced a resolution to remember the lives lost under Germany’s Nazi regime.

House Resolution 32 recognizes Jan. 27, 2017 as “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” in Pennsylvania.

Neilson said this day is recognized each year in the U.S. to honor Holocaust victims and educate people about the history of the Holocaust to help prevent future acts of genocide.

“As we look at past events, the genocide of millions of European Jews, as well as millions of other people, remains one of the most horrific crimes in the history of mankind,” Neilson said. “This day is proven to be a somber one, but one that we must also not ignore so history does not repeat itself.”

Neilson noted Jan. 27 was designed as “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” by the United Nations General Assembly because it was the day in 1945 that the largest Nazi concentration camp was liberated by Soviet troops.