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Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom HaShoha

Yom HaShoha also Yom Hazikaron Lashoha Velagvora, Remembrance Day of the Holocaust, On the 27th day of the month of Nissan which falls in early Spring.

Yom Hashoha is a national memorial day in Israel in remembrance of the Six Millions Who perished in the Holocaust. We observe Yom HaShoah in synagogues in commemorations services. Many Yom HaShoah programs features talks by a Holocaust survivors. Many Jewish schools also hold Holocaust-related educational programs on, or towards Yom HaShoah.

In Israel, on the eve of Yom HaShoha there is a state ceremony at Yad Vashem.

On Yom HaShoha morning at 10:00am sirens are sounded for two minutes,

during which most Israelis stand in silence, commemorating the Holocaust Victims and showing respect. From the eve of Yom HaShoha all public entertainment are closed, Israeli Television and Radio broadcast mourning songs and documentary programs about the Holocaust.

In Auschwitz, Thousands of Jews from around the world hold a memorial service:

"The March of the Living"

 

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