On April 19, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation declaring May 1-8, 2016, as "Holocaust Days of Remembrance" in Georgia. Please click here to view the proclamation.
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."
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. By Law, the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust is charged with holding an annual remembrance observance for the victims of the Holocaust.
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 2016 State Official Days of Remembrance Observance will be held in the State Capitol on May 6. The 2016 theme is "Mothers and Fathers: Stories of Love and Loss".
(Photo, left to right: Michael Morris, Lisa Olens, Chuck Berk, Jill Linder, Gary Alexander, Dr. Claire D'Agostino (chair), Liz Price, Governor Nathan Deal, Executive Director Sally N. Levine, Mark Scheinfeld, Rabbi Philip Kranz, Robert Wittenstein, and Robbie Friedmann)