COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 09

March 27, 2007

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust: April 15-22, 2007

 

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nations annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to those victims. In accordance with its Congressional mandate, the museum will again lead the nation in the annual Days of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. This years observances will take place from April 15 through April 22, 2007. The Day of Remembrance, Yom Hashoah, is April 15.

 

I would like to call your attention to resources that are available to commemorate the Days of Remembrance. These resources may be found at the Holocaust Memorial Museums website, www.ushmm.org. The museum has designated Children in Crisis: Voices from the Holocaust as the theme for the 2007 commemoration.

 

For more information, please contact Beverly Thurston, coordinator, history and social science, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.

 

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