Category: Yom HaShoah
Yom HaShoa: Holocaust Memorial Day
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day – a day of remembrance during which Jewish communities and individuals worldwide commemorate the six million Jewish people who died during the Holocaust. It coincides with the 27th of Nissan (on the Hebrew calendar) to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when Jewish resistance fighters defied the Nazis and fought for freedom and dignity.
We must never forget.
The following links provide information about Holocaust survivors, and the atrocities they endured:
Telling Their Stories–Survivors and Liberator
Listen, watch, or read stories of those who survived the war, and those who liberated the concentration camps, interviewed by school children and historians.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Videos and transcripts of interviews with more than 500 survivors.
GI JEWS will premiere nationwide TONIGHT! Wednesday 4/11 at 10 p.m. on PBS!
IN HONOR OF HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICAN S IN WORLD WAR II tells the extraordinary story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II, and features original interviews with Mel Brooks, Max Fuchs, Si Lewen, Henry Kissinger, Deborah Dash Moore, Robert Morgenthau, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Sarna and others.
In their own words, WWII veterans bring their war experiences to life: how they fought for their nation and their people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.
Read more about the film and watch the trailer here.