Yom Hashoah is Commemorated April 21 #holocaust #events

Jan Meisels Allen

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day begins at sunset on Monday April 20 and is commemorated on Tuesday April 21. It corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.



Because of the Covid-19 pandemic this year Yad Vashem is creating a global name-reading initiative to mark Yom Hashoah. This is a  way ensure that the names of Holocaust members are read out loud and remembered.  The campaign, #RememberingFromHome #ShoahNames calls on the international public to record themselves reciting the names of Holocaust victims and share the video on social media using the campaign’s hashtags. Videos should be no longer than 15 seconds.  See:

https://www.yadvashem.org/downloads/name-reading-ceremonies.html if you want to read names of adults or access the database of the Shoah Victims’ for names you want to recite and remember.  https://yvng.yadvashem.org/



The United States Holocuast Memorial Museum has led the national Days of remembrance in tehUitd States since 1982. They will have a ceremony at the US Capitol on Tuesday April 21. To read more about the reading of names see:


There is nothing at the time of this posting about anything different due to the pandemic.


Due to the pandemic musuems worldwide are closed and commemorations may not be available locally.



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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