Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed as a day of commemoration for the people who perished in the Holocaust and marks the anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto.
The day is observed on the 27th of Nisan, the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar. Yom HaShoah will be observed on the following days on the Gregorian calendar:
Monday, April 28, 2014
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Monday, April 24, 2017
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on January 27, and was designated by UN General Assembly Resolution in 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
HAI is proud to be a part of an annual series of student-led, campus-wide events at DU that honor the memory of the Holocaust.
In April 2013, Hillel, Never Again! and University of Denver Social Justice Living and Learning Community teamed up with HAI to honor the memory of Yom HaShoah.
Sunday, April 7 - 12pm The field of flags is a visual representation of those killed in the Holocaust from every population. Every flag approximates 5,000 deaths. These flags remained on the lawn for the week.
Monday, April 8 -8am-4pm Throughout the day volunteers were on the Driscoll Bridge reading the names of those lost during the Holocaust. There will also be information at a table on the Driscoll bridge.
Tuesday, April 9 -6:15pm Teach-In Tuesday/DUPB Speaker Mark Johnson in Davis Auditorium. Never Again! partnered with the LLC's and DUPB for a Teach-In on Global Creative Collaboration followed by a presentation by Mark Johnson, Chairman of the Board for the Playing for Change Foundation.
Wednesday, April 10 - 7pm-Interfaith Candle Lighting Ceremony at the Holocaust Social Action Site. Gary Brower will be leading a candle lighting ceremony to recognize those that have been lost and ways we can be socially active in the future.
Friday, April 20-removal of flags
Check back here in September for an update on more Holocaust Awareness education programming throughout the 2013-2014 Academic Year.