COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 13

March 25, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust: April 27-May 4, 2008

 

The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation's 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 year's observances will take place from April 27 through May 4, 2008. The Day of Remembrance, Yom Hashoah, is May 2, 2008.

 

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 Museum's website, http://www.ushmm.org/. The museum has designated Do Not Stand Silent: Remembering Kristallnacht 1938 as the theme for the 2008 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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