“If we wish to live and to bequeath life to our offspring, if we believe that we are to pave the way to the future, then we must first of all not forget.”Prof. Ben Zion Dinur, Yad Vashem, 1956
A few links to follow to learn about this day as well as reflect on it. In addtion to Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began at sundown last night, it is also 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. I have a well-worn book about the Uprising that I’ve kept since childhood.
Yom Hashoah is specific to commemorating the Jewish people who perished in the Holocaust.
Information from Yad Vashem about today’s remembrance day.