New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced she has signed new legislation intended to honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural and financial institutions.
The announcement came Aug 10, which saw the Governor visit the Holocaust exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.
The legislative package ensures that schools throughout the state will provide high-quality education regarding the Holocaust, require the New York State Department of Financial Services to publish a list of financial institutions that voluntarily waive fees for Holocaust reparation payments as well as require museums to acknowledge art stolen by the Nazi regime.
“We’re going to be signing legislation that we believe is going to be significant in our continued efforts to erase antisemitism, a journey that everyone in this room cares deeply about,” Gov Hochul said during her address. “So, there is hatred out there and it’s spreading, and that is why we talk about it here in this place. But in this place, it’s not enough. This has to be taught in our schools and we have to make sure that’s actually happening.”