Florida Senate - 2022                            (NP)    SR 1974
       By Senator Berman
       31-00615-22                                           20221974__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing the week of April 24 through
    3         May 1, 2022, as the “Days of Remembrance” and April
    4         28, 2022, as “Holocaust Remembrance Day” in Florida.
    6         WHEREAS, the Holocaust, the state-sponsored, systematic
    7  persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany
    8  and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945, resulted in the
    9  murder of six million Jewish people, and
   10         WHEREAS, in addition, Roma and Poles were targeted for
   11  decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons, and millions
   12  more, including persons with disabilities, homosexuals,
   13  Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political
   14  dissidents, suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi
   15  tyranny, and
   16         WHEREAS, the history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity
   17  to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals,
   18  societies, and governments, particularly the duty to remain
   19  vigilant against hatred, persecution, and tyranny, and
   20         WHEREAS, pursuant to an act of the United States Congress
   21  (Public Law No. 96-388, October 7, 1980), the United States
   22  Holocaust Memorial Council has designated Sunday, April 24,
   23  through Sunday, May 1, 2022, as the “Days of Remembrance” for
   24  the victims of the Holocaust, including the Day of Remembrance
   25  known as Yom HaShoah on April 28, 2022, and
   26         WHEREAS, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, in
   27  honor of its survivors, and in utmost gratitude for the risks
   28  taken by rescuers and liberators, the residents of this state
   29  are encouraged to rededicate themselves to the principles of
   30  human dignity and individual freedom in a just society, thereby
   31  ensuring that such atrocities are never repeated, NOW,
   34  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   36         That the week of April 24 through May 1, 2022, is
   37  recognized as the “Days of Remembrance” and April 28, 2022, is
   38  recognized as “Holocaust Remembrance Day” in Florida.