What was the Holocaust?
The Holocaust is the state-sponsored systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims -- six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), people with mental and physical disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany. (Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Is the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust a religious organization?
No, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is a secular, non-partisan state agency. Read our mission statement and core values.
What are the curriculum standards for teaching about the Holocaust?
Can I make a tax deductible contribution to the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust?
Yes, we accept donations.
How can I volunteer?
View the volunteer information page and fill out the application available on that page.