(US) USHMM Days of Remembrance - Yom Hashoah #announcements #events #holocaust #usa

Jan Meisels Allen

The other day when I posted about commemoration services for Yom Hashoah,  I mentioned that there was nothing on the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) website that would be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. That has changed.


On April 21, 2020 at 11 AM ET The USHMM is having a virtual commemoration to reaffirm their commitment to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive.  It will take place on the Museum’s Facebook Live channel. You do not need a Facebook account to participate. You will receive an email shortly before our programming begins on April 21, at 11 a.m. ET, reminding you to watch.



Join from your home: see: https://engage.ushmm.org/dor-livestream-thank-you.html


There are several videos and audios that can be accessed:


“memory is What Shapes us”Memory is what Teaches Us”



Live Digital Program: Resilience after Liberaton  April 14, 9:30 AM ET



Survival Amid the Chaos: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising A Survivor’s experience 77 years ago  Listen



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Barbara L. Kornblau

Something else has changed re: the US Holocaust Museum and Yom Hashoah remembrance.... I live in the DC Metro area. Every year during the weak of Yom Hashoah, people go to the Museum to read names of victims of the holocaust. Most are given a list or names to read and some bring their own names. I go to the Museum every year with my list of family member victims and victim names of members of Jewishgen who have given me their family names over the years. All kinds of people would come to the museum to read victims names all week.
I contacted the museum and they said there is no provision to do that this year.... To me that doesn't comport with "Never Forget." My grandfather's first cousin died 2 days after liberation from Bergen-Belsen. A British soldier gave her a potato. She died with food in her stomach. It pains me to think of not honoring her and what she went through
I am thinking of maybe setting up a zoom meeting with friends and relatives to read the list of names so holocaust victims from friends and family, will not be forgotten this year. If you might be interested in reading your family names, please contact me....Maybe we can organize something for a group of us. Thank you and be well. 
Barbara L. Kornblau