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Governor Deal signs 2014 Days of Remembrance proclamation

10 APRIL 2014 - Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation declaring April 27 - May 2, 2014, as "Days of Remembrance" in Georgia. The proclamation can be viewed online via this link.

The Days of Remembrance have been set aside for the people of the State of Georgia to remember the victims of the Holocaust as well as to reflect on the need for respect of all people.

Members of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust were joined by Holocaust survivors, Consul Generals of Israel, Canada, France, and Germany as well as community partners, and Holocaust educators.
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Since 1982, the USHMM has organized and led the national Days of Remembrance ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, with Holocaust survivors, liberators, members of Congress, White House officials, the diplomatic corps, and community leaders in attendance.
We the people of the State of Georgia should activiely rededicate ourselves to the principles of individual freedom in a just society. 
The Governor of Georgia annually issues proclamations declaring the Friday following the USHMM Days of Remembrance as Georgia's official Days of Remembrance. On behalf of the State, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust hosts this ceremony in the State Capitol. The 2014 State Official Days of Remembrance Observance will be held in the State Capitol on May 2. The 2014 theme is "Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses".

(Left to right: Brendan Murphy, Chris & Nan Alberts, Karen Edlin, Sandra Craine, Emma Ellingson, Michael Altman, Richard Harker, Governor Nathan Deal, Stan Lefco, Sally Levine, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Christoph Sanders, Consul General of Israel Opher Ivran, Consul General of the Republic of France Denis Barbet, Hershel Greenblat, Ben and Rochelle Hirsch, Acting Canadian Consul General Robert Pengelly, Martine Bookman) 


The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust was established to teach the lessons of the Holocaust to present and future generations of Georgians in order to create an awareness of the enormity of the crimes of prejudice and inhumanity and a vigilance to prevent their recurrance. The history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals, societies, and governments.