Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yom Hashoah

Tonight begins Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
And today I share this post with My Dear Friend.

The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is "Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah"--literally the "Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism." It is marked on the 27th day in the month of Nisan--a week after the seventh day of Passover, and a week before Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers).

Since the early 1960s, the sound of a siren on Yom Hashoah stops traffic and pedestrians throughout the State of Israel for two minutes of silent devotion. The siren blows at sundown and once again at 11:00 A.M. on this date. All radio and television programs during this day are connected in one way or another with the Jewish destiny in World War II, including personal interviews with survivors. Even the musical programs are adapted to the atmosphere of Yom Hashoah. There is no public entertainment on Yom Hashoah, as theaters, cinemas, pubs, and other public venues are closed throughout Israel.

My family lights six candles to remember the six million.

Yom Ha Shoah

Yom Hashoah

Some Wonderful Holocaust Links:

Yad Vashem: The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Anne Frank Online

Ghetto Fighters' House

Amcha: Israeli Institute for Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation

March of the Living

About The Holocaust

Holocaust Education Center

Holocaust Guide

Then and Now Slideshow

Today's News

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