Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day
About Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. It is a solemn day, beginning at sunset on the 27th of the month of Nisan and ending the following evening, according to the traditional Jewish custom of marking a day. More...
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
About the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
In 2005, the United Nations designated 27 January as an International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. More...
Remembering the Names
Help Recover Names of Holocaust Victims
Submit the names of Holocaust victims to Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names to ensure that they will be remembered for generations to come. To date the Names Database documents the names and biographical details of 4.6 million victims of the Holocaust. Nearly 1.5 million names remain unknown and time is running out!
Remembering the Communities
The Valley of the Communities at Yad Vashem
The Valley of the Communities in Yad Vashem is a massive 2.5 acre monument literally dug out of natural bedrock. Over 5000 names of communities are engraved on the stone walls in the Valley of the Communities. Each name recalls a Jewish community which existed for hundreds of years. Today, in most cases, nothing remains but the name.