The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust is a group of volunteers appointed by the General Assembly and the Governor. The organization operates within the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The NCCH mission is to educate North Carolinians about the Holocaust and why its memory and message still impact the world today. The Council works to prevent future genocide and atrocities around the globe by teaching tolerance in human relations, democracy, American values, and respect for diversity. The Council honors the lives of Holocaust victims, Righteous Gentiles, and liberators, at its annual State Commemoration. The Holocaust Council looks for ways to ensure that generation after generation will never forget the lessons of the Holocaust.