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Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, New York City Mayor Eric Adams visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan on Thursday and expressed solidarity with the Jewish community amid the global surge of antisemitism triggered by Hamas October 7th attack in Israel.
“Antisemitism is not in our rearview mirror,” Adams said. “It is very much in our front window. There is a real normalization of hatred, and it is becoming so pervasive that people are becoming so comfortable with it. We must push back on that.”
Evil is evil.
As we prepare to recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must never forget the evil perpetrated upon the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Places like the Museum of Jewish Heritage are where we pass down this history to our young people and… pic.twitter.com/mhGvXvCqxE
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 25, 2024
Speakers at Thursday’s gathering included Holocaust survivors, family members of Israeli hostages still being held by Hamas, and Nova music festival survivor and CAM Public Affairs Officer Natalie Sanandaji.
“Surviving the October 7th massacre means that I survived an attempted genocide of the Jewish people in the span of a day,” Sanandaji said. “Surviving the Holocaust means to have survived a genocide that spanned four years. But who knows how long the October 7th attacks would have lasted if the Jewish people didn’t have their own state and an army to protect them.”
“The Holocaust showed us why the Jewish people need their own state, their own land to call home,” she noted. “And the attacks on October 7th showed us how different things might have been if the Jewish people had their own state, their own safe haven to run to when the Holocaust started. The Jewish people now have the ability to defend themselves. They have every right to defend themselves. And they will continue to defend themselves.”
“I would like to thank all our allies who have stood with the Jewish people during these difficult times, including Mayor Adams,” she added. “We will never forget how much support you’ve shown us and will forever be grateful.”
I would like to thank all our allies who have stood with the Jewish people during these difficult times, including Mayor Adams. We will never forget how much support you’ve shown us and will forever be grateful. @NYCMayor pic.twitter.com/eVbRoVBsrI
— Natalie Sanandaji (@NatSanandaji) January 25, 2024