Governor Abbott Appoints Katz And Umugwanzeza To The Texas Holocaust And Genocide Commission
Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lucy Taus Katz and Providence Umugwanzeza to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The commission ensures that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as compile lists of volunteers, survivors, liberators, scholars, and members of the clergy for educational program opportunities. The commission also coordinates events around the state.
Lucy Taus Katz of Austin is the Vice President of Customer Service and Sales for Katz Builders, Inc. Katz is a Hidden Child Holocaust Survivor and was hidden by a Catholic Family in Poland during the Holocaust in order to save her from Nazi capture. She is a member of the Steering Committee of Decedents of Holocaust Survivors in Central Texas, lifetime director for the Texas Association of Homebuilders and the National Association of Homebuilders, and past president of both the National Association of Remodelers Industry and the National Kitchen and Bath Association, both in Austin. Katz attended Temple University. She and her husband Joel are members of Temple Beth Shalom, Austin.