Holocaust Memorial Day
|Yom Hashoah 2009 begins on Monday evening April 20 and continues through Tuesday April 21.|
The internationally–recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan.
|That is the date on which Israel commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.
In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah.
When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday the state of Israel, following Knesset legislation, observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday.
Notes taken with thanks from the United States Holocaust Museum website
|Yom Hashoah websites|
|Jewish Agency website with comprehensive links|
has a comprehensive list of Yom Hashoah
& Holocaust related websites.
|Why Yom Hashoah is on the 27th of Nisan|
|Holocaust Commission Yom Hashoah website|
|Torah.org Yom HaShoah site|
|Yom Hashoah songs: Hebrew lyrics on Shiron.net|
The Holocaust: A Survivor's Perspective. A European Multipoint videoconference.
|On Tuesday 17 April, 2007, one day after Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the eLearning Division of the Jewish Agency hosted Rabbi Meir Lau in an address to European communities via multipoint videoconferencing. Participating, Tel Aviv, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Brussels, Helsinki, Athens and Larnaca, in English. Click on the link|