for Immediate Release
Corbett Honors Holocaust Victims at Remembrance Event
Harrisburg – Governor Tom
Corbett today paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust at a remembrance
ceremony held in the Reception Room at the state Capitol.
said keeping alive the memory of Holocaust victims is a solemn duty of people
who want to ensure such terrible acts are never repeated.
we are remembering the survivors, said Corbett. “It is, and will be, our
duty, and the duty of our children to remember for the survivors and to attest
to the truth of what they saw and how they suffered.”
said the world must never forget the atrocities committed by the Nazi German
government. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly
6,000,000 European Jews.
hour-long, civic remembrance event is organized by the Pennsylvania Jewish
Coalition. Today’s ceremony included presentations by legislative leaders, a
candle lighting by Holocaust survivors and their families, interfaith messages,
an essay reading and a musical selection from the Holocaust era.
people of Israel stand as testimony to the principles of liberty,
self-governance, and the right of every person on earth to exist free of
oppression and hatred.”
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