RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1286
A resolution proclaiming April 25, 2006, as Holocaust Remembrance Day here in Nashville.
WHEREAS, the Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims - six million were murdered; Gypsies, the handicapped, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny; and
WHEREAS, the history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals, societies, and governments; and
WHEREAS, we the people of the City of Nashville should always remember the terrible events of the Holocaust and remain vigilant against hatred, persecution, and tyranny; and
WHEREAS, the Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) has been set aside for the people of the City of Nashville to remember the victims of the Holocaust as well as to reflect on the need for respect of all peoples; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to an Act of Congress (Public law 96-388, October 7, 1980) the United States Holocaust Memorial Council designates the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust to be April 25, 2006; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize April 25, 2006, as Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and in honor of the survivors, as well as the rescuers and liberators, and further proclaim that we, as citizens of the City of Nashville, should strive to overcome intolerance and indifference through learning and remembrance.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as proclaiming April 25, 2006, as Holocaust Remembrance Day here in Nashville.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Holocaust Survivors residing in Nashville at the annual community Yom Hashoah observance on April 24, 3006, at the Gordon Jewish Community Center.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Jim
Shulman, Amanda McClendon
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||April 18, 2006|
|Adopted:||April 18, 2006|
|Approved:||April 19, 2006|