Statement From Chancellor King and SUNY Board of Trustees During Holocaust Days of Remembrance

May 6, 2024

"Our hearts are heavy as we remember the six million Jewish people and millions of others who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazi regime. As we recall the horrors and the suffering the victims of the Holocaust endured, we reiterate our commitment to fight antisemitism in the present day in all of its forms. In the wake of Hamas’s horrific terrorist attack on Israel and the national rise in antisemitism, we emphasize the central words of remembrance: Never again."

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