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Holocaust Research, Education, and Remembrance Online: Remembrance

This guide outlines online resources for Holocaust education and remembrance, including research, curriculum, and multimedia resources.

Holocaust Remembrance Dates

International Holocaust Remembrance Day : January 27, 2021

Designated by the United Nations for the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Yom Ha-Shoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day : April 8, 2021 (Gregorian date varies annually; check

Formally known as Yom Ha-Shoah Ve-Hagevurah, or Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, designated by the Israeli parliament in 1951 for the 27th of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar.  


Warsaw Ghetto Uprising : April 19, 1943 

The best-known of many Jewish uprisings against the Nazis, commemorated annually.


Other dates: As shown in the example from the Wielun yizkor book here, remembrance events for specific communities may take place on or around the anniversary of a mass murder.

Wielun yizkor book page 386 Hazkora

Pictured: "Attention, Jews of Wielun and area. On Tuesday, August 19, 1946, at the headquarters of the Jewish Committee in Markfredwitz [displaced persons camp], there will be a remembrance event dedicated to marking the 5th yortsayt [death anniversary] of the fallen martyrs of Wielun and area. All surviving Jews from Wielun and area are invited to participate. The Wielun Committee". Sefer zikaron li-ḳehilat Veyelunp. 386.


Virtual Events for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

Lit candle


International Sephardic Yom HaShoah Commemoration (Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America - La Ermanadad Sefaradi)

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3 PM EDT


2021 Days of Remembrance Commemoration (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

April 8, 2021 from 11:00 AM-11:30 AM EDT


Stories Survive: Mark Schonwetter (Museum of Jewish Heritage)
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2 PM EDT


Yom Hashoah, 2021: Hear from Auschwitz survivor, 90 year-old Alice Ginsburg (Touro College)

Thursday, April April 8 at  12:00 PM EDT


The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Revolt (Helen Cohen Memorial Lecture, JDC Archives)

Lecture by Prof. Avinoam Patt

Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 12 PM-1:30 PM EDT


78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Congress for Jewish Culture)

Broadcast on the organization's YouTube channel

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 1 PM EDT


Annual Gathering of Remembrance (Museum of Jewish Heritage)

Sunday, April 11 at 2 PM EDT


Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies, Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst)

A conversation between Terry Kurgan and Marianne Hirsch on Kurgan’s book "Everyone is Present"

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4:00PM EDT


Looking for more events organized in your local community? Visit the Association of Holocaust Organizations' website to find an organization near you.

Educational Resources for Remembrance