For 2011, Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on May 2. Tonight, millions of Jews will light memorial candles (many provided by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs) in memory of the 6 million Jews who lost their lives in World War II.
The Hebrew date, the 27th of Nisan, corresponds to the anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19 - May 16, 1943) when Jews organized against their Nazi oppressors.
The US has proclaimed May 1-May 8, 2011 as National Days of Remembrance and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum along with national synagogues will have memorial services. See more about the museum.
I am grateful to those who fought against the Nazis, secretly hid Jews and helped them to escape from Germany.
I am proud of my heritage and to be a team member of artisans who create handmade Judaica for you and your home.
Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World
Personalized Shirt with Hebrew or English Name
I dedicate this post to Saul M who fought for the Israeli army, Emery (z’l) and Helen Perl, and Robert LeRoy (z’l) who escaped the concentration camps.
Read more about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
- By Linda Blatchford, Team leader of the EtsyChai Jewish Group