International Holocaust Remembrance Day | January 27, 2018

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.


Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day |  April 12, 2018

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.

All Holocaust Remembrance events will be listed on the Holocaust Center for Humanity Events Calendar. Click here to view upcoming events.


Resources for commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day

1. Holocaust Remembrance Day Program at the Holocaust Center for Humanity - Details to come

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, 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. Create a display – Use the images on the Everyday Objects posters. Or, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Holocaust Center’s passports, each telling the story of a local Holocaust survivor.

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

14. Visit/Field Trip: Visit the Anne Frank Tree on the one year anniversary of its planting 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.