Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Lee Wunsch
Many thanks to Lee Wunsch the long time President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston [and true mensch] who reminded with this post on Face Book, that this evening, Wed. April 15, 2015, begins Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day begins this evening.     Share this so the world will never forget.

From the Hebcal web site:
"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."

"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."

Today it will be remembered not just in Israel but in America and around the world. 

In remembrance of the victims of that evil, here is I think an appropriate piece by the great twentieth century American composer Samuel Barber, his moving Adagio For Strings. This video on You Tube thanks to chpnitz, was played in the London's BBC Proms annual classical music event in 2001 in honor for the victims of the attack on America on 9-11, soon after that evil. This version was performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, presided over by American conductor, Leonard Slatkin.


Sheralyn Beckman said...

As the Prime Minister stated, "Never Again" and may I humbly add, by God's grace and mercy may it be so.


Big Mike said...

Thanks Mrs B! 😀