Yom HaShoah Reminds Us: ‘We Will Live’

Yael Eckstein  |  May 6, 2024

Visitors seen at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem on May 2, 2024, ahead of Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day.
(Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Writing at CBN, Yael says that this Yom HaShoah it’s more important than ever to stand with Israel through prayers and action, and faith that God will protect His people:

It is that sustaining faith that not only kept Mira and her family alive during the Holocaust, but also brought her to her biblical homeland, where she has lived in Ashkelon in southern Israel.

It is that sustaining faith that kept the 85-year-old alive even after her house was hit by a missile fired from Gaza on Oct. 8, 2023, completely destroying her home.

And it is that sustaining faith that has been at the core of the miraculous Jewish survival and resiliency throughout our history. 

From sundown on May 5 through sundown on May 6, the nation of Israel and Jews worldwide will observe Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were brutally murdered at the hands of the Nazi regime. During the observance, air raid sirens will sound throughout Israel at 10 a.m. and the entire country will come to a halt—no matter where we are—as together, we remember those who were lost during the Holocaust simply for being Jewish.

As the siren blares, I will be thinking about my grandfather’s family, who were burned in Auschwitz. I will be remembering my father-in-law’s grandparents, aunts, and uncles, who were murdered by the Nazis. Nearly every Jewish person in Israel isn’t just memorializing the Holocaust as a tragedy read about in history books; they’re memorializing family members and loved ones. For us, it’s personal.

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