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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | Holocaust Center for Humanity | 10am - 4pm | Free | Tickets

The Holocaust Center for Humanity will be open in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 2.  Come explore the new exhibit Finding Light in the Darkness. 

Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah.

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 2pm - 4pm | Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheef Auditorium | Free | DetailsRegister Now


15 Meaningful Ways to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

1. Attend one of the Center's Holocaust Remembrance Day Programs: May 2, 2019 at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, or May 5, 2019 at the Seattle Art Museum.

2. Organize an Event: General Template for organizing an event commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, including a candle lighting ceremony

3. Program: Request a Speaker

4. Discussion & Activity: Pyramid of Hate. Where can we find examples of each level historically? Where can we find examples of each level today?

5. Public Reading/Activity: Poems from "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" and optional activities. Poem "Each of Us Has a Name" by Zelda.

6. Film: "With My Own Eyes" - Film provides an overview of the Holocaust, connecting this history with our world today.

7. Short Films: Pigeon and Porcelain Unicorn - short films that lend themselves to discussion

8. Social Media: Show you remember - Print out #ChangeBeginsWithMe, take a photo and post to social media

9. Student Activity: Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest. Have students work together or individually to create a piece to submit the contest.

9. Individual or Small Group Reading: Learn about non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust

10. Public Reading/Student Activity: The Ethics of War: Jewish Partisans – An activity for students (recommended grade 8 and up) – includes a dramatic reading (with 8 characters) to challenge participants on how we make ethical choices. (Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation)

11. Names readingList of 5000 victims of the Holocaust

12. Survivor Stories – Read survivor stories and watch clips of their testimonies on the Survivor Encyclopedia: Washington State. 

13. Reading/Activity: Acknowledge the heroic efforts of rescuers recognized as Righteous Among the Nations 

14. Visit/Field Trip: Visit the Anne Frank Tree planted in Seattle. Post your photo of the tree with #ChangeBeginsWithMe.

15. Visit/Field Trip: Visit the Holocaust Center for Humanity! Schedule a field trip and we will plan the program for you. Or, visit when we are open to the public - Wednesdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm.


International Holocaust Remembrance Day | January 27

January 27 was designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Every year, the Holocaust Center for Humanity holds a community program to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.