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Corbett Honors Holocaust Victims at Remembrance Event

Corbett at the ceremony said the world must never forget the atrocities committed by the Nazi government.

Gov. Tom Corbett presents a Governor's Proclamation to Rose Machelmacher while Sonia Glick looks on. (Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)
Gov. Tom Corbett presents a Governor's Proclamation to Rose Machelmacher while Sonia Glick looks on. (Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)

Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday paid tribute to Holocaust survivors and victims at a remembrance ceremony in Harrisburg.

“Today, we are remembering the survivors," Corbett said. “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.” 

The ceremony was organized by the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition and 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.

Corbett at the ceremony said the world must never forget the atrocities committed by the Nazi government, emphasizing the fact that by 1945, the Nazis and their collaborators had killed nearly 6,000,000 European Jews.

 

 

Nettie Jane April 29, 2014 at 09:31 AM
Gary Jew is written with a capital J... is it not possible to honor this remembrance without jumping into some form of negating, criticizing, and blaming. It is the kind of hate that caused/es all atrocities; in my opinion..
The Voice April 29, 2014 at 09:45 AM
Run Gary. No matter what you post, you're screwed. Your use of a lower case letter vs. upper case is being scrutinized. 11 Million+ people were slaughtered and this is about grammar? You have no voice here without everyone getting up in arms. Run and enjoy your life!
LoveAll88 April 29, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Will the real Bobby Fischer please stand up?
George Harvard April 29, 2014 at 04:06 PM
Once we have Common Core in place, we will have no problems with our grammar, spelling, punctuation or "ethnicities".....right?
LeRoy May 05, 2014 at 07:17 PM
I scrolled to the comments in this article just to see if someone could possibly take issue with it, and unfortunately, the very first post confirmed my fears. There may be a valid point in that post, but it's wrapped in what appear to be hateful, and yes--anti-Semitic sentiments. Surely we can discuss and recognize atrocities suffered by all peoples without denigrating efforts to pay tribute to Holocaust survivors.

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