Harrisburg, PA – Every year, the governor’s office in Harrisburg holds a special Day of Remembrance for victims of the Holocaust, featuring survivors of concentration camps or their children and grandchildren.

Senator Andy Dinniman, who spoke at the ceremony, says it’s also about remembering those who put their lives on the line to rescue others who were headed to the camps.

Survivors and their families lit candles on the steps of the Capitol to remember the 11 million people who died in the Holocaust during World War II.

Want to learn about other services that are scheduled to be held at Pennsylvania’s Capitol building in Harrisburg? Visit the PA Capitol website.

Click Here to learn about a project that would create the a public Holocaust monument in Philadelphia.

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