Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the day that Jews around the world remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust. In Israel it is a national day of observance known officially as Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah, in English “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.” In addition to remembrance of the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, the day is also used to celebrate acts of resistance and heroism on the part of survivors and allies.
This year Yom HaShoah begins on the evening of April 27 and continues until sundown on April 28.
Find out more about the Holocaust, the systematic mass-murder of more than 6 million Jews, and other groups, targeted by the Nazis and their allies:
- Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
- Yad Veshem / World Holocaust Remembrance Center
- Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
- United States Holocaust Museum