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The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust offers educational programs that explore the importance and continued relevance of Holocaust history.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is gravely concerned about the unprecedented antisemitism erupting—sometimes violently—on college campuses; city streets in the United States, Europe and beyond; all over the internet; and even in an airport, creating an environment of intimidation and threat to Jews all over the world.
Museum Chair Stuart E. Eizenstat said, “In the wake of Hamas’ terror attack on Israel, the largest killing of Jewish civilians since the Holocaust, we are witnessing a horrific rise in antisemitism. College students, leaders, and the broader public need to learn the history and lessons of the Holocaust—the dangers of unchecked antisemitism, the power of propaganda, and the potential for complicity in group-targeted violence. All of us need to understand the lessons of the past and take responsibility for the future.”
Visit the GCH YouTube Channel for original recorded presentations on Holocaust-related themes and topics, including these and many more:
Ukraine is in the news. Beginning with the 1941 Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, almost 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine were shot by mobile killing units. GCH Executive Director Sally Levine highlights some of the stories and current research about the Holocaust in Ukraine.
GCH ED Sally Levine shares her experiences at the libel trial of Irving v. Penguin Books, Ltd, Deborah E. Lipstadt from the year 2000 in London. Dr. Lipstadt is President Biden's nominee for Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism with the U.S. Department of State.
In recent months, residents in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, Georgia, awoke to find plastic bags in their driveways, bags containing explicit antisemitic flyers. This is not the first such incident in Georgia. This was an alarming episode for our local citizens, even more so for our local Holocaust Survivors, who live in our communities.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Condemns Misuse of Holocaust in Public Discourse
WASHINGTON, DC — Nazism represented a singular evil that resulted in the murder of six million Jews and the persecution and deaths of millions of others for racial and political reasons. Comparing contemporary situations to Nazism is not only offensive to its victims, but it is also inaccurate and misrepresents both Holocaust history and the present. The Holocaust should be remembered, studied, and understood so that we can learn its lessons; it should not be exploited for opportunistic purposes.
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is a secular, non-partisan state-agency. The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust strives to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and promote public understanding of the history. It ensures that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important part of the education of Georgia citizens. It encourages reflection upon the moral questions raised by this unprecedented event and the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust strives to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and promote public understanding of the history.
First They Came
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
-- Pastor Martin Niemoller
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