Today is Holocaust Memorial Day.
Holocaust Memorial Day is on Sunday. Created by the Israeli government in the 1950s, Yom HaShoah, which means Day of the Holocaust in Hebrew, begins at sunset of the 27th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar. The day is close to the day of the Jewish ghetto uprising in Warsaw in 1943, said Vernon.
To commemorate the memorial, Jewish organizations throughout the world will host services, educational forums, films, seminars and other events on topics related to the Shoah. Most of the events in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada will take place on Sunday, May 1. However, in Israel, the day of remembrance will officially be recognized on Monday, May 2, in keeping with the Israeli tradition of honoring public events that fall on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, on an alternative day.
Read more at Suite101: Jews Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day’s 60th Year in 2011
I recently read The Holocaust by Bullets (written by Father Patrick Desbois). T’s aunt went a study trip with Yahad-In Unum, you can read about the trip here. She motivated me to learn more and read the book:
The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews
I used to just be horrified when reading about these events.
Now, I am beyond that. I am motivated to do something, which is educating others and get the word out. Let these testimonies be heard.
Yahad-In Unum project:
… localizing the mass graves of the Jewish victims of the Einsatzgruppen and video-recording the witnesses who attended the massacres. To date, Yahad-In Unum has discovered more than 800 mass graves of Jewish Holocaust victims and recorded almost 800 eye-witness testimonies.
Help support Yahad-In Unum with their research project. It’s important to understand how it happened and what happened, to help prevent future genocides.