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Yom Hashoah

Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom Hashoah 2020 begins on Monday evening April 20
and continues through Tuesday April 21.


The internationally–recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar
and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan.
That is the date on which Israel commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.

In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah.


When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday the state of Israel, following Knesset legislation, observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday.

Notes taken with thanks from the United States Holocaust Museum website
Yom Hashoah reference websites:
Jewish Virtual Library Yom Hashoah - detailed background
Comprehensive list of Yom Hashoah & Holocaust related websites
Remember.org
The Transformative Power of Music During the Shoah
 
Personal Memoriam pages
A View From Birkenau
Hungarian Zionist Youth Resistance
I Remember
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