Yom HaShoah 2023 – Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The FHM will be commemorating Yom HaShoah by offering in-person readings, free admission to the museum, Holocaust Survivor Testimony, and service. Individuals will read aloud, in person the names of Holocaust victims in 5-minute intervals.
2023 Yom HaShoah Schedule:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Reading of Holocaust Victims’ Names Register by visiting
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Free admission to all visitors
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Virtual Lecture, The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Resistance and Survival in the Holocaust, with Dr. Zachary Mazur, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/TheFHM.
5:30 PM: In-person commemoration service featuring a candle lighting by Holocaust Survivors and their children, and testimony from Survivor Roland Levi.
The Reading of Names Commemoration is another effort to remember the victims as individual people with life histories.
Reading the names of the Jewish men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a symbolic yet deeply personal way of remembering these individuals. Most victims of the Holocaust don’t have graves – reciting their names allows them to be memorialized while reminding us of their human dignity. Hearing their names offers us a chance to reflect on their lives and the events of the Holocaust while renewing our commitment to ensuring that such atrocities do not occur again.