Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted April 19, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Today, April 19, is Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah. Established in Israel in 1953, the day is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Around the world, people of the Jewish community observe the day to remember the 6 million lives of friends and relatives lost.

In honor of the lives lost and forever changed by the Holocaust, several genealogy projects are dedicated to finding and documenting the victims of the Nazi atrocities. These projects delve deeper into the lives of the individuals, preserving their stories and family connections, and providing a face for the 6 million people who were killed.

Was your family affected by the Holocaust? Check out the Holocaust: “The Final Solution” master project for a list of sub-projects dedicated to those who lost their lives and the heroes who resisted. Perhaps you will want to join one of these projects to help preserve your family’s stories for future generations.

How are you honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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View the Holocaust: “The Final Solution” Project

 

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  • Smadar

    Thanks for sharing the information on these projects. I will figure out how to add victims from my family to these projects. See my blog post today about how I am commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day: http://the-past-to-the-present.blogspot.com/2012/04/holocaust-memorial-day-learning-from.html

    • geniblog

      Thanks for sharing your blog post, Smadar! Beautiful way to commemorate the lives lost during the Holocaust.