An Act To establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

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There is established the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The Council shall (1) provide for ways for the Nation to commemorate the Days of Remembrance; (2) plan, construct, and oversee the operation of a permanent living memorial museum to the victims of the holocaust; and (3) develop a plan for carrying out the recommendations of the President's Commission on the Holocaust. The Council shall consist of sixty voting members appointed by the President and the following ex officio nonvoting members: (1) one appointed by the Secretary of the Interior; (2) one appointed by the Secretary of State, and (3) one appointed by the Secretary of Education. The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and all executive branch departments, agencies, and establishments of the United States may assist the Council in the performance of its functions under this Act.


  • United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  • United States. Secretary of Education
  • United States. Secretary of State
  • United States Dept. of the Interior


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 94 Stat. 1547
  • Title 36, Patriotic and National Observances, Ceremonies and Organizations
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

94 Stat. 1547 (1980); Pub. L. No. 96-388 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1981
  • 10/07/1980


  • Anniversaries
  • Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 1547, 1549

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