Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day - April 21, 2020. 75 Years After Liberation.
Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the 6 million Jews and millions of others who were killed in the Holocaust. The date is set in accordance with the Hebrew calendar, on the 27th of Nisan, so that it varies in regard to the Gregorian calendar. The date was chosen to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
In light of growing concerns and restrictions related to the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to find new and different ways to commemorate Yom Hashoah this year.
1. Virtual Lunch-and-Learn: Stories from the child of a survivor
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Holocaust Center for Humanity | 12pm - 1pm | Join Us! Link coming soon! (No pre-registraton needed - just click the link and join live.)
In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us to hear from the child of a Holocaust survivor share her parents' inspraitional stories of hope, luck, reslience, and rescue. Details coming soon!
2. Student Activity: Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest. Have students work together or individually to create a piece to submit the contest.
3. Discussion & Activity: Pyramid of Hate. Where can we find examples of each level historically? Where can we find examples of each level today?
5. Film: "With My Own Eyes" - Film provides an overview of the Holocaust, connecting this history with our world today.
7. Social Media: Show you remember - Print out #ChangeBeginsWithMe, take a photo and post to social media
9. 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)
10. Names reading – List of 5000 victims of the Holocaust
11. Survivor Stories – Read survivor stories and watch clips of their testimonies on the Survivor Encyclopedia: Washington State.
12. Reading/Activity: Acknowledge the heroic efforts of rescuers recognized as Righteous Among the Nations
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.