Tallahassee Council Educates Public on Holocaust

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 17:30:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

More than a million people -- most of them Jews -- were killed.

One Tallahassee-based organization is working to educate the public on that time in history.

The Holocaust Education Resource Council was created 10 years ago and funded in part by the Florida Department of Education.

Executive director Barbara Goldstein said HERC organizes outreach programs and provides educational resources to teachers and students in the state.

"As time goes on, the survivors are passing, so it's up to the children to carry on the legacy and to remember the history," Goldstein said. "Some of them just go talk to their grandparents, and they learn a lot about it. They just learned about humanity, about teaching tolerance, and understanding about not repeating what people have done before."

HERC is already working on its next event, teaming up with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Temple Israel and the Florida A&M University Concert Choir.

The musical presentation "Requiem of Defiance" is an homage to Jewish prisoners in 1943 at a Czechoslovakia concentration camp, who originally performed the requiem.

The event will be held on March 25 at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Click HERE for tickets.