January 27, 2022
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced today that City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lit up yellow tonight in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and all those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
“Today, we remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and vow to Never Forget,” said Mayor Adams. “As home to the largest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel, New York City stands united in our opposition to antisemitism in all its forms and will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Jewish brothers and sisters against hate.”
First designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2005, International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. Mayor Adams acknowledged the solemnity of the day, and the importance of Holocaust education especially in a time of rising antisemitism.
In addition to City Hall, the following city buildings will be lit up yellow starting tonight at sundown:
“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and must recommit ourselves to never letting this tragic chapter in our history repeat itself,” said Dawn M. Pinnock, commissioner, New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. “It's up to all of us to stand together against antisemitism and to Never Forget.”
“New York City is home to the largest Jewish community in the world outside of Israel and it is only fitting that City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lit up in yellow on International Holocaust Remembrance Day,” said Ronald S. Lauder, president, World Jewish Congress. “I want to thank Mayor Adams for his recognition of this important day, and his dedication to ensuring that antisemitism has no place in New York. Through the #WeRemember campaign, the World Jewish Congress combats antisemitism, as well as other heinous forms of hatred and xenophobia.”