Beginning at sundown usually in mid-April, Israel and Jews worldwide observe Yom HaShoah, Israel Holocaust Memorial Day, honoring the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were brutally murdered at the hands of the Nazi regime. What is the Yom HaShoah meaning? 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.
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 you understand not only what happened during the Holocaust, but also to know why we must never forget.