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Yom Hashoah


What is the difference between Holocaust Memorial Day and Yom Hashoah?

Yom Hashoah, the Jewish Holocaust Day Of Remembrance, it began on 20th April at sunset, offering a day of tribute for the six million Jewish men, women and children who died in the Holocaust. The annual memorial, which was first held in 1951, has continued to be an important day for the community to come together to remember lost relatives and loved ones. It’s a separate day from Holocaust Memorial Day, which took place in January – but just what is the difference between the two?

Yom Hashoah is specifically a day for the Jewish community to reflect on what was done to their people. Education of future generations is an important theme, to ensure that today’s children know the magnitude and horror of what happened. Due to the current pandemic, commemorations will be done online.

Jewish people across the world will also be lighting yellow candles in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.