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.