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News and updates about Yom Hashoah

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This Shabbat, the time between Yom Hashoa (Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day) this week, and Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day for IDF soldiers and terror victims), followed immediately by Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day) next week, says everything about the Jewish People.

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Haredi soldiers mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Haredi soldiers mark the day with the Israeli national anthem and Ani Maamin - a song of faith sung by many as they went to the gas chambers.

Haredi soldiers mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom Hashoah 2024:

A day more important than ever before

It’s saddening to see how universities throughout the United States are turning out students as uneducated as peasants of the past. Op-ed.

A day more important than ever before

Yom Hashoah 2024

Have you heard the heroic story of Hans Litten?

Litten was a 27-year-old, German Jewish lawyer who represented victims of the Nazi Party before it came to power and found himself on the wrong side of Hitler. Op-ed.

Have you heard the heroic story of Hans Litten?

Yom Hashoah 2024

Faith after Auschwitz

Rabbi Sacks responds to the devastation of the Holocaust and the oft-asked question: Where was G-d?

Faith after Auschwitz

A different Yom Hashoah

Israelis need to realize that Arabs in Jerusalem – the guys working in restaurants and hotels - are just waiting for the next “Oct 7th hole-in-the-fence” and Bedouins in the Negev would love nothing more than to join Hamas’ parade. And not just in israel. Op-ed.

A different Yom Hashoah

Hitler's book found in Gaza displayed at March of the Living

Davidi Ben Zion, KKL-JNF representative at the March of the Living in Budapest, shows to participants the copy of "Mein Kampf" which was found during in the house of a Hamas commander in Khan Yunis.

Hitler's book found in Gaza displayed at March of the Living

Yair Lapid:

'Our life is not the massacre, but our response to it'

Opposition leader speaks at Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Yad Mordechai: The survivors taught us that you can always start over.

'Our life is not the massacre, but our response to it'

'Never Again':

Canadian opposition leader issues Yom Hashoah statement

Canadian opposition leader Pierre Poilievre: The genocidal death cult Hamas has shown us that the evil that led to the Shoah still exists.

Canadian opposition leader issues Yom Hashoah statement

Yom Hashoah 2024:

"My friend, Anne Frank"- a powerful and unforgettable book

A story of love, hope, strength and the power of friendship and family, values that survive the horrors of World War II in a most readable book that will have you smiling through your tears. Review.

"My friend, Anne Frank"- a powerful and unforgettable book

Yom Hashoah 2024

The fragility of the world

The Germans presumed the right to determine who should live and who should die. Op-ed.

The fragility of the world

Trudeau on Yom HaShoah

'Jewish Canadians feel Canada's promise is under threat'

Canadian PM: 'We made it a criminal act to deny, or to dismiss, the Holocaust in Canada. We will teach more Canadians, especially younger ones, about the horrors of the Holocaust, so that every generation will know their own responsibility to uphold the vow of “never again.'"

'Jewish Canadians feel Canada's promise is under threat'

Chief of Staff on Yom Hashoah:

'These days, we are in a war where, at its onset, we failed'

IDF Chief of Staff in statement in honor of Holocaust Memorial Day: "While we fight our just war, let this memory be the source of our strength, and a reminder of the importance of maintaining a protective force for our people."

'These days, we are in a war where, at its onset, we failed'

Biden:

'As Americans, we cannot stay silent as Jews are attacked'

US President releases statement ahead of Yom Hashoah: We must also forcefully push back attempts to ignore, deny, distort, or revise the history of Nazi atrocities during the Holocaust.

'As Americans, we cannot stay silent as Jews are attacked'

Israel's memorial days and inexcusable hyperbole

President Herzog conveyed an appropriate Yom Hashoah message, but the people who most needed to heed it weren’t listening. Op-ed.

Israel's memorial days and inexcusable hyperbole

Biden on Yom Hashoah:

'We grieve the 6 million Jews and millions of other lives lost'

US President posts to Twitter on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

'We grieve the 6 million Jews and millions of other lives lost'

Chicago suburbs targeted with antisemitic flyers on Yom HaShoah

Antisemitic flyers found in Chicago suburbs on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Chicago suburbs targeted with antisemitic flyers on Yom HaShoah

Rutgers Jewish frat egged during Yom HaShoah ceremony

Jewish fraternity's egging follows antisemitic harassment incident on seventh day of Passover.

Rutgers Jewish frat egged during Yom HaShoah ceremony

Never forget!

'The Survivor':Placing any other historical atrocity on the level of the Holocaust is not only inaccurate, it does a great injustice. Op-ed.

Never forget!

Memorializing the Holocaust in Israel in contrast to Europe

The two different dates indicate two different ways of looking at the Holocaust and the people the Nazis hoped to destroy.

Memorializing the Holocaust in Israel in contrast to Europe

What have we really learned from Yom Ha’Shoah?

Yom Ha’Shoah comes to teach, to remind, to educate and to wake up a sleeping nation. Even in Israel, a major wake-up call is needed.Opinion.

What have we really learned from Yom Ha’Shoah?

To commemorate Jewish martyrs you don’t even have to like Jews

Anti-Semites combine hatred for the living Jew with reverence for the dead – unless they were killed by Palestinian Arabs. Op-ed.

To commemorate Jewish martyrs you don’t even have to like Jews

South African BDS activist gives pro-Hitler university lecture

BDS activist being investigated by the University of Cape Town for defending Hitler in lecture he gave to students the week of Yom HaShoah.

South African BDS activist gives pro-Hitler university lecture

Online chess event commemorates the Holocaust

The event was held in the presence of about 100 participants from Israel and various Arab countries.

Online chess event commemorates the Holocaust

To be Jewish: Singer Static reflects on Yom Hashoah

In special piece for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli singer writes: 'Years after the horrors of the Holocaust, be proud to be Jewish.'

To be Jewish: Singer Static reflects on Yom Hashoah

Former Meretz MK lashes out at Smotrich in op-ed

Haaretz opinion piece aired on Holocaust Remembrance Day refers to Religious Zionist Party as 'Smotrich and co. list of hate.'

Former Meretz MK lashes out at Smotrich in op-ed

Yom Hashoah: millions able to connect virtually

Technological developments and a flow of social initiatives have made it increasingly easier to attend Holocaust Remembrance day from afar.

Yom Hashoah: millions able to connect virtually

Meretz MK Yair Golan sees 'revolting trends' again

Meretz Knesset Member lashes out on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, claiming horrid racism on the right.

Meretz MK Yair Golan sees 'revolting trends' again

Holocaust Remembrance Day is back-to-back with Independence Day

We are unable to escape the modern day interconnectedness between Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Haatzmaut. Op-ed.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is back-to-back with Independence Day

New Holocaust remembrance ritual aims for 'uplifting voice'

New Yom Hashoah ritual aims to bridge Holocaust remembrance to a post-survivor world.

New Holocaust remembrance ritual aims for 'uplifting voice'

Yom HaShoah:

14,264‬ Holocaust survivors died over the past year

More than 174,500 Holocaust survivors and victims of anti-Semitism during Holocaust currently living in Israel.

14,264‬ Holocaust survivors died over the past year

JRoots to host global day testimony event on Yom HaShoa

The event will include a full program of survivor testimonies, movies, educator sessions and more.

JRoots to host global day testimony event on Yom HaShoa

Historic first: Gulf Jewish communities commemorate Yom Hashoah

Young Muslims to participate in programming, visit Yad Vashem, and share their experiences learning about the Holocaust.

Historic first: Gulf Jewish communities commemorate Yom Hashoah

Yad Vashem adds Jews from Arab countries to Yom HaShoah prayer

Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial amends prayer for dead recited on Yom HaShoah to include victims from Arab counties.

Yad Vashem adds Jews from Arab countries to Yom HaShoah prayer

From Oy to Joy: A call for positivity in Jewish engagement

From Oy to Joy: A call for positivity in Jewish engagement

The blind marched at The March of the Living

Arutz Sheva reporter speaks to delegation of blind people who marched in the March of the Living on Holocaust Memorial Day.

The blind marched at The March of the Living

Rivlin calls for unity in remembering Holocaust victims

President Reuven Rivlin speaks at the ceremony closing Yom Hashoah at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai.

Rivlin calls for unity in remembering Holocaust victims

Koreans at Auschwitz: Forgive us for what Christians have done

A South Korean delegation visits Auschwitz and apologizes to the Jewish people for Christian anti-Semitism.

Koreans at Auschwitz: Forgive us for what Christians have done

'Every train is a response to the trains that transported Jews'

Minister Yisrael Katz speaks at Yom Hashoah memorial, discusses the victory of the current generation over the Nazis.

'Every train is a response to the trains that transported Jews'

'You met suffering and tribulations and you overcame them'

Netanyahu meets Holocaust survivors who will light torches at Yom Hashoah ceremony.

'You met suffering and tribulations and you overcame them'

March of the Living 2019 to spotlight Greek Holocaust victims

US ambassador to Israel to head delegation of US ambassadors and White House representatives joining 31st International March of the Living.

March of the Living 2019 to spotlight Greek Holocaust victims

Watch: We Remember

Kain Rivers' song in the spirit of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Watch: We Remember

Watch: March of the Living

Official March of the Living Holocaust memorial ceremony at Auschwitz begins. Attended by IDF Chief of Staff, heads of Mossad, police.

Watch: March of the Living

'I'm here for my grandmother'

Granddaughter of Mireille Knoll, who was murdered in Paris last month, joins March of the Living as an IDF officer.

'I'm here for my grandmother'

Watch: FDD Vocal wants you to enjoy 'small pleasures'

Acapella group FDD Vocal releases "Smachot Ktanot" in homage to Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial Day.

Watch: FDD Vocal wants you to enjoy 'small pleasures'

'Ensure that the memory of the Holocaust lives among us'

Minister Gila Gamliel hosts Holocaust survivor Esther Schlesinger from Efrat on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

'Ensure that the memory of the Holocaust lives among us'

Rivlin criticizes Le Pen

President Reuven Rivlin accuses French far-right presidential candidate of a new, dangerous form of Holocaust denial.

Rivlin criticizes Le Pen

Ivanka Trump on Holocaust Day: Never again

Ivanka Trump calls on world leaders to pledge that another Holocaust will never again happen.

Ivanka Trump on Holocaust Day: Never again

Netanyahu: Those who threaten us risk being destroyed

Netanyahu vows not to remain silent against those who call for the destruction of Israel.

Netanyahu: Those who threaten us risk being destroyed

Trump: America stands strong with Israel

In speech at WJC conference, President Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism and stand by Israel.

Trump: America stands strong with Israel

Rivlin: We have returned to our land

President Rivlin addresses opening ceremony of Yom Hashoah at Yad Vashem.

Rivlin: We have returned to our land

'To my sister Nina, who was taken away from me and burned'

Holocaust survivor Moshe Ha-Elion describes the moments when he discovered the truth about the German camps - and the fate of his family.

'To my sister Nina, who was taken away from me and burned'

London's new mayor pays respect to Holocaust victims

London's newly elected Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, attends Yom Hashoah ceremony as his first public engagement in office.

London's new mayor pays respect to Holocaust victims

Jewish high schoolers picket Polish consulate in NY

200 demonstrators outside the Polish consulate in New York protest “attempts to deny Polish war crimes during the Holocaust.”

Jewish high schoolers picket Polish consulate in NY

Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews

In Yom Hashoah message, President Barack Obama calls for solidarity with Jews facing anti-Semitism.

Obama calls for solidarity with European Jews

Woman barred from bus for 'too many Stars of David'

Outrage as Egged bus driver refuses to let a passenger board for wearing 'too many Stars of David’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Woman barred from bus for 'too many Stars of David'

Watch: We lost so much in the Holocaust, don't lose God too

Survivor and ex-Chief Rabbi Lau gives a powerful talk during the March of the Living ceremony.

Watch: We lost so much in the Holocaust, don't lose God too

US task force commits to the promise of ‘never again’

Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism commemorates Holocaust victims and survivors.

US task force commits to the promise of ‘never again’

Deputy CoS hints: Israel showing signs of pre-Holocaust Europe

Politicians outraged after IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan says he sees evidence in Israel of processes that occurred in 1930s Europe.

Deputy CoS hints: Israel showing signs of pre-Holocaust Europe

President Rivlin at Yad Vashem: We will pursue Holocaust deniers

Rivlin addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad VaShem in Jerusalem.

President Rivlin at Yad Vashem: We will pursue Holocaust deniers