January 28, 2019
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“Today, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we reflect on the atrocities committed towards Jewish people during World War II, and we honor the memory of the six million Jews whose lives were taken and bear witness to their legacy,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13).

“Despite the traumatizing memories they carry, Holocaust survivors continue to educate each of us on the courage and wisdom required in our efforts to uphold human rights and ensure equal protections for all. Anti-Semitism and racism continue as destructive forces in our world, and it remains incumbent upon all of us to act against these dangerous ideologies. As the Holocaust moves further into history, it is our job to ensure that it remains present in our minds as well as in our convictions to dismantle hatred and to prevent this terrible injustice from repeating itself.

“This International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. We all should take this day as a reminder to contemplate the meaning of our vow, ‘never again’, and recommit to stand united against all forms of bigotry, hatred, and social injustices today and for all time.”

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his second term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Whip.  He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx.  To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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