Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, solemnly memorializes
the six million Jewish men, women, and children murdered
by the Nazis. The Nazis, who were in power between 1933
and 1945, systematically sent Jews to death camps in
hopes of ridding the world of the "Jewish Problem",
their euphemism for genocide. Jews commemorate those
killed by lighting Yahrzeit memorial candles, reading
the names of those who perished, attending Holocaust
museums and listening to the stories of survivors, to
help insure that it will never happen again. This year, observance of Yom HaShoah will begin at sundown on April 30, 2011.
Links to JOI's "Intermarriage Q&A"
is the Holocaust?
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is the History of Persecution of the Jews?
Sculpture at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.
Depicts Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising