Ciattarelli Reflects On Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jack Ciattarelli, Republican frontrunner for governor, released the following statement in reflection of Holocaust Remembrance Day:
"Today is Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. We remember the six million innocent Jewish men, women, and children as well as the millions of others who were massacred during the Holocaust.
"The unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust emerged from the moral depravity and senseless hatred that was Nazism. Sadly, many of those forms of hatred that enabled the Holocaust to happen, anti-Semitism, racism, bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance, still exist today, and we must do all in our power to ensure that they are completely eradicated from our midst.
"We must take inspiration from the “righteous among the nations” who risked their lives to save others. They were a spark of light in the darkness and understood that evil flourishes when good people do nothing. They stood up to the hate, sometimes paying the ultimate price, and with their courage they left us an eternal message of hope and strength that calls to us across time, to stand up to bigotry and hatred in every form and at any time.
"We also pay tribute to those that survived the atrocities of the Holocaust and emerged from the ashes to build families, as well as lives, steeped in love and moral values. Many of those survivors came here to New Jersey and we are honored proud to have them as our neighbors and call them our friends.
"On this day, and every day, we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and with the State of Israel as we loudly declare “Never Again” to all those who wish to perpetuate hate."