Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) 2024

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in 2024 starts on the evening of May 5 and continues to the evening of May 6. Learn more about Yom HaShoah and how the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program is participating.

What is Yom HaShoah?

Yom HaShoah is Hebrew for Holocaust Memorial Day. It is an annual day of remembrance for Jewish communities around the world to commemorate the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah. Yom HaShoah occurs on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the Hebrew calendar, on the 27th day of the month of Nissan, which falls in April or May.

How is the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program commemorating Yom HaShoah?

  • May 5, 2024 — Yom HaShoah V’Hagvurah | Commemoration of the Holocaust

    In partnership with the Toronto Holocaust Museum (formerly the Neuberger), Friends of Simon Wiesenthal, Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and Facing History and Ourselves, there will be a Yom HaShoah in-person community commemoration at Beth Emeth Synagogue. The program includes a keynote from scholar Yoni Berrous, a short film on pre-war Jewish communities and a candle-lighting ceremony. A livestream will be available for those watching from home. Visit the Toronto Holocaust Museum’s website for more details.

Holocaust Education Resources for Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Visit our Warsaw Ghetto Resources page to learn more about our related memoirs, exhibits and activities.

The Memoirs Program has created thoughtful, fact-checked resources to help students learn about the Holocaust. We encourage teachers to use these resources in their classrooms on Yom HaShoah and throughout the year.

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Free Books and Educational Materials

We help teachers bring the subject of the Holocaust into their classrooms, using first-person narratives as a way for students to connect with the history of the Holocaust through survivors’ experiences. Our Holocaust survivor memoirs, educational resources and programming are available free of charge and in both French and English.