Kristallnacht -- A Turning Point

Eighty one years ago, on November 9–10, 1938, Jews in Nazi Germany and its occupied territory were subjected to ruthless destruction and incarceration in what became known as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

October 1939 – The Secret T-4 Program Begins

October 2019 marks 80 years since the inception of the first Nazi mass murder program, codenamed T-4. It began two years before the genocide of 6 million European Jews began. The Holocaust took place because individuals, groups and nations made decisions to act, or not to act.

What Does War Make Possible?

A headline on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website reads:   WHAT DOES WAR MAKE POSSIBLE?

September 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II.

Hidden pages in Anne Frank's diary revealed

On May 15, 2018, the Anne Frank House, the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, published hidden text found beneath gummed paper in Anne Frank's first diary. 

2018 Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month.

World War II veteran and legislator John P. Yates passes away

Representative John P. Yates passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at the age of 96. He was the last World War II veteran to serve in the Georgia General Assembly. He participated as a candlelighter in the state's official Holocaust Days of Remembrance in 1995, 2010, and 2015.

2018 Holocaust Days of Remembrance Theme Announced

The theme for the 2019 Holocaust Days of Remembrance in Georgia is "Holocaust Remembrance: The Responsibility to Educate" 

New research about Anne Frank's last months

Yesterday, staff and volunteers of the Commission participated in an enrichment session addressing changes to the scholarship about Anne Frank. The program examined new research about the deaths of Anne and Margot Frank.

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.

70th Anniversary: Anne Frank and the inhabitants of the Secret Annex deported to Auschwitz

Seventy years ago today, the 8 occupants of the Secret Annex are deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center in Poland. The Frank family, the Van Pels family, and Fitz Pfeffer were among 1, 019 others selected for deportation. This was the last transport of prisoners from Westerbork to Ausc