During Trip to Poland, Governor Cuomo Recommits to Series of Actions to Fight Anti-Semitism, Including Passing First-in-the-Nation Domestic Terrorism Law and Enacting a Diversity Curriculum for Schools

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:43

During his trip to Poland, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recommitted to fighting anti-Semitism in all its forms with actions that include passing a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law, enacting a diversity curriculum for schools and expanding the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Governor attended the official commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau as the only U.S. elected official to attend the official commemoration events. The Governor also toured Auschwitz-Birkenau and saw the concentration camp's barracks. He laid stones from the New York State Capitol on the track trains tracks leading into Auschwitz as a symbol of the State's pledge to never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust. The mementos and tokens from Auschwitz survivors and from New York State elected officials and Jewish community leaders that were brought on the trip were given to the Izaak Synagogue in Kraków.