YOM HASHOAH: Holocaust Remembrance Day | NEVER FORGET

Yom HaShoah
Never Forget.
Never Again.

This year, Yom HaShoah place from sunset on April 27, to the sunset on 28 April 2022. It is also referred to as Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day of commemoration for the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

6 Million
We will never forget

The first official commemorations took place way back in 1951, adhering to a date in the Hebrew Calendar. Yom HaShoah takes place according to the Hebrew Calendar which is based on the lunar cycle. The date changed when using the Gregorian calendar.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaShoah is one of four modern Jewish holidays which were established after World War II and the establishment of the state of Israel. Yom HaShoah means the “day of remembrance of the Catastrophe and the Heroism.” The observance is held one week after the seventh day of Passover.


Holocaust Remembrance Day, as it is also known, is to remember all those who died in Shoah. The word Holocaust comes from a Greek word which means “sacrifice by fire.”

The Holocaust was initiated by the Nationalist Socialist Party ( better known as NAZI) which seized power in Germany in 1933. The Germans disliked the Jewish people and thus counted them “unworthy of life.” At the time, there were approximately nine million Jews living in Europe. Of those, it is estimated that two-thirds were concentrated, tortured, and assassinated by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

It is those Jews who suffered, and those who died that we remember and will never forget. This is also a time to honor deceased family members. Traditionally, families may light a Yizkor candle ( memorial candle), plant a tree in Israel, or dedicate a name plaque. Others may choose to make contributions to charities, hospitals or hospices, or other organizations as a meaningful memorial for their departed loved ones.

Of all the Jews
who bore the brand
of Hitler’s death camps
on their arm,
only a mere handful
lived to tell
of the horror
that was the
On this Yom HaShoah,
let us take a pledge
to always be kind
to our fellow human beings
and never treat
anyone with cruelty.

God Bless. Always be kind. Treat others with compassion. Never be cruel. God loves you! Thank you! Remember I appreciate y’all.

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