Yom HaShoah, known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. The Memorial Day begins at sundown on Wednesday 27 April, ending at nightfall on Thursday 28 April.

Live Broadcasts:

The UK Jewish Community are live streaming a National Holocaust Commemoration from 7.20pm on Wednesday 27 April. You can view it here.

Yad Vashem invite you to join them for a live broadcast of the 2022 Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) Opening Ceremony. The central state ceremony, marking the start of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, will be held at Yad Vashem on Wednesday 27 April at 6.00pm. The ceremony will be held in the presence of the President of the State of Israel and the Prime Minister, dignitaries and Holocaust survivors. The live feed will also be accessible via Facebook in English and Hebrew. Click here to watch.

Holocaust Memorial Week is held annually in the UK during late January and in the Holocaust Memorial Day event held in our Diocese on the 27 January, we welcomed Mrs Hanneke Dye as a guest speaker.

Watch the video from our event below: