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Gov. Hochul meets with New York Holocaust survivors; announces $2.6M in support

Hochul announced that $2.6 million will go toward funding resources to Holocaust survivors through 29 different organizations.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2022, 9:49 PM

Updated 787 days ago

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Gov. Hochul met with Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn on Wednesday to help honor Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Hochul announced that $2.6 million will go toward funding resources to Holocaust survivors through 29 different organizations.
"Survivors of the Holocaust endured tragedy beyond the imaginations of the average person - we owe them a lifetime of care and with this funding we can ensure they receive just that," she said. "In New York, we will never forget and we will do everything possible to honor the memory of the millions of lives lost, and ensure survivors will always be safe, protected, and supported. Today we are reaffirming our commitment to supporting survivors as is our duty, and this funding will serve to widen access to services and lift them out of poverty."
Hochul also emphasized her dedication to protect communities that are most at risk to Anti-Semitic and hate crimes by using funding allocated for security totaling to $25 million in the state budget.
We need this," added Eva Ginz, a Holocaust survivor. "We also were getting older and we don't have much time left, so therefore it has become even more urgent to spread the truth and also to give us all the help we need."


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