International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will hold a candle-lighting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., in the Hall of Remembrance, today.

The museum also has some fantastic teaching information and opportunities regarding Holocaust education.

Yad Vashem Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Read:  “Europe Gears Up to Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day“.

American Jewish Committee (AJC) Remembers.

European Jewish Press Remembers.

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Part of the World War II Memorial at Night.

Wikipedia link.

Simon Wiesenthal Center

Art and Seek Candle Vigil, North Texas

United States Mission to UNESCO Remembers.

Museum of Tolerance in New York Remembers.

Dallas Holocaust Museum Center Remembers.


Silale, Lithuania

Silale, Lithuania, where some of my paternal ancestors lived, and where some were murdered in the Holocaust.

Holy Ark

Please take a moment to reflect on the significance of this day.  Thank you.  Shabbat Shalom.

January 27, 2012 – 3 Sh’Vat, 5772


Filed under Holocaust/Genocide, Judaism, Photography

11 responses to “International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  1. What a beautiful first shot. Thank you so much for the reminder… we must all remember and actively make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.

  2. Well chosen photos among your post. I really like the tall lamppost; however, I keep thinking Narnia when I see it! Not really the intent of the post.

    “One in five young Germans has no idea that Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp” – a troubling headline

  3. Thank you for sharing so many links. I was also troubled by the headline about young Germans.

  4. Thanks for this great post with thoughtful photos and so many links. We should always remember.
    I’m German and I feel responsible for keeping the memory alive.

  5. Very nice pictures. I have been to the Holocaust museum in Washington DC. I also like your pic of the WWII memorial. My Dad is a WW II vet and is still living at 90 years old. He has very interesting stories. Thanks.

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