Florida Senate - 2016                            (NP)    SR 1728
       By Senators Joyner, Ring, and Sobel
       19-01883-16                                           20161728__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing January 27, 2016, as
    3         “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, the Holocaust, the state-sponsored, systematic
    6  persecution and annihilation of the European Jewry by Nazi
    7  Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945, resulted in
    8  the murder of 6 million Jews, and
    9         WHEREAS, in addition, the European Roma and Poles were
   10  targeted for decimation for racial, ethnic, and national
   11  reasons, and millions more, including persons with disabilities,
   12  homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and
   13  political dissidents, suffered grievous oppression and death
   14  under Nazi tyranny, and
   15         WHEREAS, the history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity
   16  to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals,
   17  societies, and governments, particularly to remain vigilant
   18  against hatred, persecution, and tyranny, and
   19         WHEREAS, on November 1, 2005, the General Assembly of the
   20  United Nations adopted a resolution designating January 27 as an
   21  annual International Day of Commemoration to remember the
   22  victims of the Holocaust and to honor the courage and dedication
   23  of those who liberated the concentration camps, and
   24         WHEREAS, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in
   25  honor of its survivors, and in utmost gratitude for the risks
   26  taken by rescuers and liberators, the residents of this state
   27  are encouraged to rededicate themselves to the principles of
   28  human dignity and individual freedom in a just society, thereby
   29  ensuring that such atrocities are never repeated, NOW,
   32  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   34         That January 27, 2016, is recognized as “International
   35  Holocaust Remembrance Day” in Florida.