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Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Memorial Day

Beginning on sundown April 11 through sundown April 12, Israel and Jews worldwide will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, honoring the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were brutally murdered at the hands of the Nazi regime. During the observance, flags are flown at half mast, and at 10 a.m., air raid sirens sound throughout the country and Israelis stop wherever they are to observe a two-minute silence of solemn reflection. Learn more about this dark and tragic time through our many resources.

Holocaust Overview

It is difficult to remember the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, where six million innocent souls perished simply because they were Jewish. But to not remember and talk about the Holocaust is even more dangerous since "those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Use the following resources as a starting point to help...

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Waiting for the deportation train

Voices from the Ashes

Keeping the voices of the Holocaust alive and strong is one significant way that we can, like Elie Wiesel, "never be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation."

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Max Grinblatt and his wife

My Grandfather's Holocaust Story

Fellowship writer Yonit Rothchild shares her grandfather’s moving story of surviving the Holocaust as part of his legacy that the world never forget.

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How We Can Respond

Simply remembering the Holocaust and its victims is no longer enough.  Find out how you can help care for Holocaust survivors, many of whom struggle today with bitter memories and crippling poverty, through offering prayers, providing lifesaving assistance, or learning how to stand against anti-Semitism.

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