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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

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

 

Yom Ha-Shoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day : May 6, 2024 (Gregorian date varies annually; check HebCal.com)

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. 

In-person commemoration to mark 80 years: Wednesday, April 19 at 3 PM at "Der shteyn" (the stone) between 83rd and 84th Street, Riverside Park, New York, NY.

 

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 2024

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January 23, 2024

4:30 PM ET

A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets

Please join the Holocaust Resource Center (Kean University) for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorative Event featuring Noah Lederman, 3G and author of, A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets. 

Register here

 

Sunday, January 28, 2024 

1:00 PM ET

A Community Reading of 'Night' 

This year, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum will host a community reading of Elie Wiesel’s seminal memoir Night. The book will be read in its entirety throughout the day by well-known figures, accompanied by music and speeches. The Museum will also host contemplative children’s activities, a meditation space, and a reflection wall.

Museum of Jewish Heritage - register for the virtual and in-person event here

 

Tuesday, January 30th 

1:00 PM ET

The Historian Jules Isaac – From Teaching of Contempt to Teaching of Esteem
(film screening and a webinar)

with
Emmanuel Chouraqui and Matthieu Langlois
in conversation about Jules Isaac and Chouraqui’s film “The Historian Jules Isaac – From Teaching of Contempt to Teaching of Esteem”
REGISTRATION LINK FORTHCOMING from Fordham University's Center for Jewish Studies

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance: List of International Events

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

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The Holocaust:  Remembrance, Respect, and Resilience, by Michael Polgar and Suki John 

(Free online textbook from Penn State University )

 

The Holocaust and Jewish Communities in Wartime North Africa: Lesson Plans (JIMENA, Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa)

This three lesson mini-unit brings in voices from the intersecting histories of the Holocaust and wartime North Africa, illuminating perspectives that are often left out of Holocaust and WWII curricula.

 

Holocaust Legacies and Oral History in the Classroom (Chad S. A. Gibbs, Eastern European Holocaust Studies)

Survivor oral histories have helped determine research questions in Holocaust studies and propelled the field’s largest archival efforts. With those storytellers now passing at an ever-quickening pace, however, some oral historians are turning to descendants as the faces of memory... This article describes the results of the class “Holocaust Legacies and Oral History. in terms of pedagogies, successes, areas for improvement, and connections created between classroom and community. 

 

Listening to and Reading Holocaust Testimony: Doc Chat Episode 7 (Center for Research in the Humanities, NYPL)

The Curator of the Dorot Jewish Division, Dr. Lyudmila Sholokhova, interviews Prof. Meri-Jane Rochelson about the oral history of her father, Eli G. Rochelson, part of the American Jewish Committee's Oral History Collection at NYPL.

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day Lesson Plans and Activities (PBS)

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Online Class for Students (Museum of Jewish Heritage)

 

Educational Resources: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Campaign (POLIN Museum)