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April 8th is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Marked on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, Yom HaShoah is a national holiday in Israel but is memorialized by Jewish people worldwide. Shoah, means “catastrophe” or “utter destruction” in Hebrew, and this day commemorates the 6 million Jewish lives lost during the Holocaust tragedy and the heroism of its survivors and rescuers.

Jewish communities and synagogues light candles, as well as recite poems and prayers, and hear stories from survivors to honor all the lives that perished during the Shoah, but also celebrate the resilience and determination of the Jewish people.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is hosting a free, virtual 2021 Days of Remembrance Commemoration event on April 8, 2021. Register here: https://www.ushmm.org/online-calendar/event/NADOR0421


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