Reporting Tony Romeo
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By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett headed the list of dignitaries who took part in today’s annual Holocaust commemoration at the state capitol.
Corbett and others spoke of the challenges of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. The governor referred to the Internet, which he said “can spread falsehoods and slanders at the speed of light.”
“At a time much in need of remembrance, we have people who will deny the existence of the Holocaust,” Corbett said.
State representative Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny County) said the effort to ensure that people not forget the horrors of the concentration camps is complicated by the fact that there were few survivors, whose numbers grow fewer every year.
“As the number of people who can give us firsthand experiences and their accounts of the Holocaust dwindle, we must tell the stories ourselves,” he said.
The service took place in the governor’s reception room of the state capitol.