On Thursday, April 27th, New York City Mayor Eric Adams presented a proclamation to Elza Metal, a Holocaust survivor and proud matriarch of a Chabad family, who recently turned 100 years old.
The event took place at City Hall in the presence of Elza’s family.
Elza has proudly showered her love upon more than 50 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.
Her story serves as an inspiration to us all and a reminder of the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Mayor Adams proclaimed Thursday, April 27th, 2023 as “Elza Metal Day” in the City of New York, in honor of Elza’s milestone birthday and the indelible imprint she has made on the city.
“Elza Metal’s story is a story of hope, resilience, and strength that will echo through generations,” said Mayor Adams. “After surviving the Holocaust and enduring the worst of humanity, Elza saw the joy of living and was determined to make a beautiful life for herself and her family.
“Elza instills in us a determination to educate future generations on the horrors of the past, to pass on the ideals of freedom from fear and freedom from want, and to act when we see injustices taking place. Above all, Elza inspires us that we must push back against antisemitism and hate, that we must never remain silent, and that we must ‘Never Forget.’ Let us all live as Elza has, with grace, determination, strength, and kindness,” the Mayor said.