Holocaust Day of Remembrance & Resistance
May 1, Monday
The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day, called Yom Hashoah U’gvurah in Hebrew, marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, which is April 18 this year. The Renewal Center will host a day or remembrance and resistance on May 1.
Remembrance not only provides an opportunity for us to memorialize those who were killed during the Holocaust, but it also reminds us of our responsibility to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
The program will include: an introduction to Yom HaShoah U’gvurah, traditional songs sung on this day, a talk by a second-generation Holocaust survivor, a recitation of names of those killed during the Holocaust and prayers. This is the remembrance part of the day.
The resistance part of the program will be a pledge to combat hatred in all its forms.
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to those victims. For more information, see https://www.ushmm.org/remember/days-of-remembrance