Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day | May 1, 2019
Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah.
15 Meaningful Ways to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day
1. Attend the Holocaust Remembrance Day Program at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, April 15, 2018.
2. Organize an Event: General Template for organizing an event commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, including a candle lighting ceremony
3. Program: Request a Speaker
4. Discussion & Activity: Pyramid of Hate. Where can we find examples of each level historically? Where can we find examples of each level today?
6. Film: "With My Own Eyes" - Film provides an overview of the Holocaust, connecting this history with our world today.
8. Social Media: Show you remember - Print out #ChangeBeginsWithMe, take a photo and post to social media
9. Student Activity: Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest. Have students work together or individually to create a piece to submit the contest.
9. Individual or Small Group Reading: Learn about non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust
10. Public Reading/Student Activity: The Ethics of War: Jewish Partisans – An activity for students (recommended grade 8 and up) – includes a dramatic reading (with 8 characters) to challenge participants on how we make ethical choices. (Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation)
11. Names reading – List of 5000 victims of the Holocaust
13. Reading/Activity: Acknowledge the heroic efforts of rescuers recognized as Righteous Among the Nations
14. Visit/Field Trip: Visit the Anne Frank Tree on the second anniversary of its planting in Seattle. Post your photo of the tree with #ChangeBeginsWithMe.
15. Visit/Field Trip: Visit the Holocaust Center for Humanity! Schedule a field trip and we will plan the program for you. Or, visit when we are open to the public - Wednesdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day | January 27
January 27 was designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Every year, the Holocaust Center for Humanity holds a community program to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Click here to learn more about this year's program on January 27, 2019.