WNY leaders honor Holocaust victims

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New Yorkers gathered Friday to remember one of the darkest times in history.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Mayor Byron Brown joined with members of the local Jewish community to hold a candle lighting ceremony at City Hall, to honor victims of the Holocaust. Six candles were lit, one for each million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Buffalo Holocaust Resource Center President Gene Setel said, “We are obligated to remember, painful though it is, that the hatred that bred the holocaust still exists. It is for that reason that we recognize that the holocaust is not just a Jewish tragedy, it is fundamentally a human tragedy.”

The mayor and county executive issued a proclamation declaring the next five days as official remembrance days for victims of the Holocaust.

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