City Hall Commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah
Posted by Councilmember Englander on May 06, 2016 at 2:23 PM
This week, I was proud to co-present Yom Ha’Shoah, the Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, alongside my colleague, Councilmember Paul Koretz at Los Angeles City Hall. Together with Controller Ron Galperin, City Attorney Mike Feuer, and in partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, we recognized the spirit of the survivors, their families, and their contributions to our community, our city, and throughout the world.
We honored Carl Laemmle, Founder of Universal Pictures, and his family. Laemmle devoted most of his time in the mid-1930s to getting Jewish people out of Europe and saved more than 300 lives.
To learn more about those who survived, visit the Museum of Tolerance website. The Museum of Tolerance is dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today. I encourage everyone to visit the Museum of Tolerance to experience the testimony of the thousands of victims throughout the world.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District