Sunday, April 15, 2018 | At the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity | 10am - 4pm | Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Limited number of tickets available at the door. Seating is limited. | Free
Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day is a memorial day for the 6 million Jewish people, and the millions of non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Please join us throughout the day on Sunday, April 15 to remember, to learn, and to be inspired.
*Programs and exhibit recommended for age 11 and up.
10:00am-4:00pm - Exhibit "Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank." First time in North America!
11:00am - Agi Day, Holocaust survivor and hidden child from Belgrade, shares her story of escape and survival as a young child.
2:00pm - Ingrid Steppic, a young child in Holland during the Holocaust, remembers her family hiding and saving 40 Jewish people.
3:00pm - Memorial Service and Candle Lighting
Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Limited number of tickets available at the door. Seating is limited.
Planning a Holocaust Remembrance Day Program or looking for educational resources? Check our list of "15 Meaningful Ways to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day."
Suggested reading for this year's program (available to borrow from our library - request a copy):
The Sweet Dell: The True Story of One Family's Fight to Save Jews in Nazi-Occupied Holland. By Nicholas John Briejer.
Winner of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Nancy Pearl Award for Best Book--Memoir, The Sweet Dell is a hopeful and captivating true story that transports the reader into the dark years of Nazi-occupied Holland. One hundred forty thousand Jews lived in Holland before the war, fewer than 10,000 would survive. This is the story of how a handful of those survivors endured, a story that invites the reader to consider the price paid to do—in the words of Dr. Schoorl—“what any man should do.”
The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust. By Jane Marks.
For months, even years, these children faced the constant danger of discovery, fabricating new identities at a young age, sacrificing their childhoods to save their lives. These secret survivors have suppressed these painful memories for decades. Now, in The Hidden Children, twenty-three adult survivors share their moving wartime experiences -- some for the first time.
Additional Yom Hashoah events offered by our partners:
Temple B'nai Torah - Yom Hashoah Service | April 11, 7:00pm | Bellevue | A Yizkor (memorial) service with presentation to follow from Naomi Newman, Holocaust Center for Humanity Speakers Bureau member, sharing the stories of her parents who survived the Holocaust
Temple Beth El - Yom Hashoah Service | April 11, 7:00pm | Tacoma | Candle lighting and featured speaker Marie-Anne Harkness, Holocaust Center for Humanity Speakers Bureau member, sharing her family story of rescue in France. Book signing to follow. Details.
Oregon State University Holocaust Memorial Week | April 9-16; featured speaker Henry Friedman: April 11, 7:30 PM | Oregon State University, Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center. Details.
South Seattle College Holocaust Remembrance Day hosted by Student Life | April 12, 9:00AM - 3:00PM | Seattle | Jerry Brockey Building Room B, South Seattle College | Join Student Life for our Holocaust Remembrance event with facilitated discussion, film screening, candle lighting and passport activity.
University of Washington Holocaust Remembrance Event hosted by IAC Mishelanu | April 12, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | HUB at UW, Room 332 | Survivor and Holocaust Center for Humanity Speakers Bureau member Agi Day will share her story. RSVP on the Facebook Event.
Stroum Jewish Community Center - Film: Paper Clips in honor of Yom Hashoah | April 12, 6:30pm | Mercer Island | Free | Searching to grasp the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust, a middle school class collected 6 million paper clips. The lesson on hatred becomes an inspiration for kids to make a difference. Followed by discussion with a representative of the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Details.