On April 7 at sundown, Jewish communities across the world began to observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is designated by the State of Israel to remember the 6-million Jewish men, women and children who were systematically murdered during the Holocaust and to say “Never Again.” It’s also a day to pay tribute to the people who survived the Holocaust, and all those who stood up to the Nazis and risked their lives to save others during one of the darkest periods in history.
Six million innocent Jewish children, women, and men were murdered during the Holocaust – on Yom HaShoah, we remember them. We also honour the survivors and their resilience, recognize those who risked their lives to save others, and vow: #NeverAgain. https://t.co/anNHfpufAl— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 7, 2021
Yom Hashoah will again be commemorated virtually across Canada this year. The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto is offering a virtual ceremony which will feature readings as well as survivor testimony. You can register for the program here.