PHOTOS: Gov. Cuomo attends commemoration ceremony for 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation

David Caplan
January 27, 2020 - 5:02 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo attended a commemoration ceremony Monday for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Oswiecim, Poland.

"I'm moved beyond words to visit Auschwitz on the 75th anniversary of its liberation," Cuomo tweeted. "With anti-Semitism on the rise, the message of the Holocaust survivors is especially powerful today. We must understand the Jewish community. Understand the Holocaust. Understand what happened."

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While at Auschwitz, Cuoo placed stones from the New York State Capitol on the train tracks "as a token of New York's support for the Jewish community and as a symbol of our pledge to #NeverForget," he wrote. "We will remember the stories of Holocaust survivors in New York and elsewhere. We will, as Elie Wiesel said, bear witness."

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Cuomo at Auschwitz

Cuomo tweeted it "was powerful to meet many survivors at @AuschwitzMuseum who passed through those gates years ago. We must remember their stories. We must also remember who we are as Americans, as New Yorkers, and how we accept and how we embrace our differences."

Cuomo at Auschwitz

Cuomo at Auschwitz

Cuomo at Auschwitz