A day to remember to the victims of the Holocaust: we will never forget.
Each year, in Israel and around the world, a tribute was paid on Yom HaShoah to the 6 million Jews who died during the Second World War, victims of the Nazis and their collaborators.
On this occasion, the sirens sound in the country, urging Israelis to gather in silence for a minute. Suddenly everything stops even one descends car, one gathers in silence for a minute, and we think of the victim.
Yom HaShoah starts Wednesday and ends Thursday at nughtfall.
Wednesday, April, 11 everything will be close at 6pm (restaurants, shops…)
At 10:00 am on Thusday, April 12, a siren will sound throughout the country. If you are driving, keep in mind that traffic will also come to a stop, and drivers and passengers will stand at attention next to their vehicles until the siren finishes.
Don’t forget to light a candle that will burn for 24 hours at the memory of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.
Light a candle for a Holocaust victim
On the website acandleforeveryname, you can print a label on your candle to commemorate a person who died in the Holocaust.
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The official opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening, on the Warsaw Ghetto Square, in Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will open the ceremony. Yad Vashem Council President Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will light the commemorative flame. Zipora Nahir, herself a survivor, will speak on behalf of the survivors. The honor guard of IDF paratroopers will participate in the ceremony.
During the ceremony, Holocaust survivors Mirjam Lapid, Shmuel Bogler, Dr. Thea Friedman, Raul Teitelbaum, Yisaschar Dov Goldstein and Abba Naor will each have the honor to light a commemorative torch.
Ceremonies and events on Holocaust Remembrance Day
The history of the Holocaust
Cameri Theater held Wednesday April 11, the traditional ceremony of the day of the Memorial of the Holocaust marked the only story of the Holocaust. The ceremony will be followed by Ron Holdai, Mayor of Tel – Aviv, headed by Amos Tamam and actors featured.
Cameri Theater, Shaul Hamelech19, Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Community Yom HaShoah Memorial Ceremony & in person Holocaust Survivor Testimonies (in English) by Adopt-A-Safta à 19h
April 11 at 7pm
Ben Yehuda 86, Tel Aviv
Yom Hashoah with Integraliah (in French)
Mr. Lichtenstein, a child hidden during the war will tell us his story His story will be followed by a conference / discussion moderated by Ariel Kandel, guide of many groups in Poland, former director of the Jewish Agency in France and general manager of Qualita.
Urban place, Rothschild Blvd 3, Tel Aviv
April 11 at 7pm
Free entrance, registration
Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People and Hillel
invite you to a unique event marking Holocaust Memorial Day for a special tri-lingual experience:
Part one: Testimony by Holocaust survivors in three languages: Hebrew, English and Russian.
Part two: Discussion groups on the topic of Holocaust
Remembrance Day for Israeli society and the Jewish People.
April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
at the Tel Aviv University campus.
Yom Hashoah with the Cnef and Hamakom (in French)
For the exceptional testimony of Caroline Elbaz, survivor of the Holocaust.
April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
9 Rehov marmorek – entrance by the building 39 rehov Bilu (ground floor)
Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and 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. It was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.