Founding Director of Commission Sylvia Wygoda passes away at 67

Sylvia Wygoda, Holocaust educator and founding director of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, passed away on August 5, 2015, at her home in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Anne Frank and other diarists during the Holocaust

July 6 marks seventy-three years since Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

2015 Days of Remembrance

On April 13, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation declaring April 12-19, 2015, as "Holocaust Days of Remembrance" in Georgia. On behalf of the State, the Georgia Commission

Exhibit about Japanese American internment comes to Sandy Springs

The Commission is bringing the exhibition “The Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment” to Sandy Springs. It will be on display at Anne Frank in the World from April 15 until May 5, 2015. Admission is free. 

Leon Bass, educator and witness to the Holocaust, passes away at 90

Leon Bass, an educator and witness to the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp, passed away at the age of 90 on Saturday in Newtown, PA. With his death we are reminded that someday soon there will be no survivors, liberators, and witnesses of the Holocaust alive to tell their stories.

Holocaust survivor speaks at Thomas County Middle School

Holocaust survivor George Rishfeld shared his story with students of Thomas County Middle School yesterday. The program at the middle school was part of the Commission's speaker program series.

March 2015: Women's History Month

Millions of women were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust era.

2015 International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Georgia Capitol

Childhood friend of Anne Frank visits exhibit in Sandy Springs

On June 12, 1939, nine girls lined up with their arms around each other and posed for a photo in front of the apartments at Merwedeplein in Amsterdam. It was their friend's 10th birthday.

2015 Days of Remembrance - "Liberation: 70 Years Later"

This year, Days of Remembrance in Georgia is April 12-19, 2015. The 2015 theme is "Liberation: 70 Years Later." Join us as we recognize and reflect on this period in history with a series of special programming and online content.