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 : April 18, 2023 (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.
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 Veyelun, p. 386.
Sunday, April 16, 2023 2:00 PM (EDT)
Annual Gathering of Remembrance
Museum of Jewish Heritage
In-Person and Virtual
Temple Emanu-El New York City, 5th Avenue at 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Monday, April 17, 2023 12:00 pm (EDT)
Early Israeli and American Artists: Re-visioning the Holocaust
With Ori Z Soltes, PhD, Georgetown University
Frisch Ascher Society, New York, NY
Online - Register
Monday, April 17, 2023 1:00PM (EDT) | 19:00 (Rome) | 20:00 (Jerusalem)
Special event for Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel:
Stories of Italian Jewish Families: From Clara Sereni to Anna Foa and Lia Tagliacozzo – The Story of the Twentieth Century
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12:00-1:30 PM (EDT)
42nd Greater Lafayette Holocaust Memorial Conference
A Virtual Discussion with Dr. Ilana Blum, Survivor, Physician, Professor of Medicine
Pre-recorded presentation followed by a live Q&A with Dr. Ilana Blum
Dr. Blum’s pre-recorded presentation followed by a live Q&A with her son, Raphael
Monday, April 24, 2023, 7:00-8:30 PM ET
Rebekah Klein Pejšová, Associate Professor of History at Purdue, will facilitate both sessions.
JDC Archives Webinar by Dr. Merry Fitzpatrick and Dr. Irwin Rosenberg: "Heroic Medical Research from the Warsaw Ghetto: Preserving a JDC Legacy"
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 12 pm -1:30 pm (EDT)
Looking for more events organized in your local community? Visit the Association of Holocaust Organizations' website to find an organization near you.
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)