Commemorating Yom Hashoah
Yom Hashoah 2018
Why Commemorate Yom Hashoah?
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) was established by the Israeli parliament to honour the victims of the Holocaust – the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. The date is observed on the 27th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar (for 2018, it begins the evening of April 11 and continues on April 12). After widespread recognition of Yom Hashoah provincially, Canada declared the Holocaust Memorial Day Act in 2003 under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, formalizing it as a national date of remembrance.
How Can I Commemorate Yom Hashoah?
- Watch Holocaust Survivor Testimony
- Watch Neuberger Holocaust Survivor Short Films
- Visit Azrieli Foundation's Online Resource - Re:Collection
- Read Holocaust Survivor Memoir, Holocaust History, or Literature
- Visit the Yad Vashem monument in Earl Bales Park
- Explore the USHMM's Days of Remembrance Resources
- Light a yizkor candle in your home or virtually