Thursday, April 12, 2018

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day begins this evening, April 11, 2018 to April 12, 2018. 




















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.




As we remember and honor all the victims of the Holocaust we must #NeverForget

2 comments:

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.

Sheralyn

Big Mike said...

Thanks Mrs B! 😀