Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust exists to raise cultural awareness, promote the acceptance of diversity, and provide quality Holocaust and Diversity Education programs for students and teachers of the state of Georgia. Established by Executive Order by Joe Frank Harris in 1986, the commission became a permanent State Agency in 1998 with the act of the Georgia General Assembly.

The Thomas B. Murphy Teacher Training and Resource Center is the headquarters of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. It is located on the second floor of the Ingram Library, which is situated on the University of West Georgia campus. As the only public institution solely devoted to teacher training, the center includes a Resource library with archives as well as a media center. The center is directly partnered with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. along with Yad Vashem in Israel.

The members of the commission were equally appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House and are led by their Executive Director, Ms. Sylvia Wygoda. Viki Staley serves as an Assistant Director and Kim Brown resides as the Operations Manager for the Murphy Teacher Training and Resource Center.

Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Services

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust has an array of Educational and Community Programs to help service their mission of eradicating hatred and prejudice. These Programs include:

 

  •          Anne Frank Exhibit
  •          Curriculum Development
  •          Staff Development Seminars
  •          Speaker's Bureau
  •          Teacher's lending library
  •          Publications and audiovisual programs developed by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust
  •          Teacher education seminars/conferences
  •          Annual Art and Writing Contest for Middle and High School students

 

Contact the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

 c/o Thomas B. Murphy Holocaust Teachers Training and Resource Center is located at:

Ingram Library
State University of West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia 30118

Fall/Spring/ Summer Semester Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Anne Frank Exhibit
101 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone:

Georgia Commission: (678) 839-6281
Anne Frank Exhibit: (
404) 370-3056

Email:

Email your questions, comments, or suggestions to the Executive Director Sylvia Wygoda at swygoda@co.dekalb.ga.us

Fax: 

Georgia Commission: (678) 839-6514
Anne Frank Exhibit: (404) 370-7321