Yom HaShoah: Remembering Together When We’re Apart
Yom HaShoah (also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day) was created by Israel’s Knesset (parliament) as a memorial to the 6 million Jewish people that were killed by the Nazis between 1933-1945. It falls on the 27th day of the Jewish month of Nisan, the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Every year the Baltimore Jewish Council along with its partner agencies (including the JMM) bring together Holocaust survivors from across the region, along with hundreds of others in the community to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Even in the face of uncertain times, our community is committed to continuing the tradition as we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps.
This past Sunday (April 19th) the Baltimore Jewish Council provided an online Yom HaShoah experience, to collectively remember and honor all of those who were lost in the Holocaust. The experience includes excerpts of video interviews with local Survivors who were liberated from the concentration camps. View this very moving and thoughtful program:
Below you will find a variety of other community events and resources from around the world.
Each film is also accompanied by a panel discussion with the respective filmmakers, a Holocaust survivor, and others.
Watch this video on the creation of the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial.