Friday, May 3, 2024

Observing Holocaust Days of Remembrance, May 5–12




Days of Remembrance, May 512

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) on May 6 marks the eighty-first anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The occasion offers the opportunity to remember the victims of Nazi persecution; honor the survivors, liberators, and rescuers; and recommit to educational efforts to understand Holocaust history and fight against current antisemitism and prejudice. In 1980, the United States Congress established the annual Days of Remembrance, encouraging commemorations across the country.



Women’s Work in Theresienstadt, 1944

This sketch depicting a mobile work unit in Theresienstadt was one of many objects from the camp used by Aresty Visiting Scholar Justin Cammy in the Bildner Center's recent mini-course for educators, Theresienstadt Reconsidered. It is part of Theresienstadt Archive: A Woman's Microhistory of the Holocaust at Smith College.



Virtual Commemorations


Israel's State Ceremony

Yad Vashem

Sunday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. ET

The ceremony will be live-streamed with simultaneous translation into English. Learn more here.



National Commemoration

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tuesday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. ET

Virtual Event, No Ticket Required.

Learn more here and sign up to receive an email reminder with a link to watch the ceremony.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Estelle Mantovani



The Herbert and Leonard Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center (HRC)

The Bildner Center's HRC offers professional development for middle and high school educators who teach about the Holocaust. Hundreds of public school teachers participate in our programs each year, making a tremendous impact on thousands of students throughout New Jersey and the region. Learn more here.




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