(Video) International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27, 2018

Video published on May 8, 2016 by the JewishCareVic YouTube channel – ‘Our Israel. Our Home.’ is the second video in the ‘Rising From The Ashes’ series. In this video, Holocaust survivors speak of their love for Israel and why they believe it is so important for the Jewish people. Thousands of survivors made their way to Israel after WWII to find refuge and safety. Each person has a different story to tell. Their conviction and emotion when describing why Israel is the home for all Jews is so strong it is palpable. Director/Editor – Eyal Avraham – Assistant Director – Pat Baker – Executive Producer – Ayal Tusia – Interviewer – John Serry

שׁמר “Shamor” and זכר “Zachor” – Observe and Remember.

“And you shall remember (זכר “Zachor”) that you were a bondman in Egypt: and you shall observe and observe (שׁמר “Shamor”) these statutes.” – Deuteronomy 16:12

“Only guard yourself, and guard your soul carefully, lest you forget the things your eyes saw, and lest these things depart your heart all the days of your life; and you shall make them known to your children and to your children’s children” – Deuteronomy 4:9

Tomorrow is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. The resolution came after a special session was held earlier that year on 24 January 2005 during which the United Nations General Assembly marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the end of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the First Army of the Ukrainian Front, under the command of Marshal Koniev, on January 27, 1945.

PLAN A TRIP TO ISRAEL for Holocaust Memorial Day!

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Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2018: 70 Years of Remembering and Building: Holocaust Survivors and the State of Israel

Article from yadvashem.org

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2018 will be on Thursday, 12 April. The State opening ceremony will be held at Yad Vashem on Wednesday, 11 April at 20:00.

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. It is a solemn day, beginning at sunset on the 27th of the month of Nisan and ending the following evening, according to the traditional Jewish custom of marking a day.

Places of entertainment are closed and memorial ceremonies are held throughout the country. The central ceremonies, in the evening and the following morning, are held at Yad Vashem and are broadcast on the television.

Marking the start of the day-in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries, survivors, children of survivors and their families, gather together with the general public to take part in the memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem in which six torches, representing the six million murdered Jews, are lit. The following morning, the ceremony at Yad Vashem begins with the sounding of a siren for two minutes throughout the entire country. For the duration of the sounding, work is halted, people walking in the streets stop, cars pull off to the side of the road and everybody stands at silent attention in reverence to the victims of the Holocaust.

Afterward, the focus of the ceremony at Yad Vashem is the laying of wreaths at the foot of the six torches, by dignitaries and the representatives of survivor groups and institutions. Other sites of remembrance in Israel, such as the Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, also host memorial ceremonies, as do schools, military bases, municipalities and places of work. Throughout the day, both the television and radio broadcast programs about the Holocaust.

In recent years, other countries and Jewish communities have adopted Yom Hashoah, the 27th of Nisan, to mark their own day of memorial for the victims of the Holocaust. 

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