Florida to get Holocaust memorial for state capital

Florida to get Holocaust memorial for state capital

Governor Rick Scott signs bill to create installation in Tallahassee

Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a speech, 2014. (Wikimedia/Public domain)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a speech, 2014. (Wikimedia/Public domain)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill to create a Holocaust memorial in the state’s capital, Tallahassee.

The ceremonial signing took place at the Jewish Federation of Broward County on Monday, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Scott, a Republican, officially signed the memorial legislation on April 6. It takes effect on July 1.

The bill passed both the Florida state House and Senate in recent weeks.

It will be the sixth Holocaust memorial to be erected in the state.

Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Coral Springs Democrat who co-sponsored the bill, said during the House debate: “There are people with numbers on their arms like some sick Dewey Decimal System of death. If you have never met someone with a number tattooed on their arm, I implore you to meet with that person because those people will no longer exist.”

The bill was co-sponsored by State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, a Democrat who is running for mayor in Hollywood.

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